Thursday, August 18, 2011

On the Shore of Lake Ontario (SWF)

DSC_0069 Lake Ontario Sunset 7-31-11 @ 7:09 PM EDT

I hear the sounds of waves

crashing on the shore

mesmerizing me

pulling me in,

riveting me to this spot

with this sound.

I see the water gray and rolling,

white caps scattered on rising crests

all blending the the flat gray line

of a silver horizon.

Song sparrows serenade the day,

while gulls joust and cry over the waves.

Hummingbirds sip sweet nectar from the flowered bank,

a gentle breeze ruffles my hair,

then the Bald Eagle glides by

on wings dark and full of sky.

I feel the roots of my being release,

I feel my heart sprout wings!

Then I am flying, sailing, soaring,

above, along, beyond and back

to this green shore, brown cliff.

Where swallows nest in tiny caves

of mud and earth.

I am made of this same stuff,

this water, this earth.

I feel my roots sink down, drink deep, fill up

with love of this place, this moment, this now.

~Kathie Adams Brown (August 4, 2011)


DSC_0338 Lake Ontario Morning Fog 8-4-11 @ 8:46 AM EDT

Skywatch Friday!


  1. Gorgeous photos, Kathie! The skies and scenes are just beautiful. I love the sunset capture.

  2. Very Nice Kathie. Nice images and poetry to start the day :)


  3. HI Katie...just lovely discriptive words in your poem!!
    Beautiful photos too!!


  4. Fabulous photo Kathie, enough to mesmerise me too and draw me in . . .

  5. Hi Kathie

    Lovely photos and a beautiful poem
    I really get a sense of your enjoyment at being among the birds in a beautiful setting.


  6. gorgeous sunset!! and beautiful words you've chosen...
    so nice...relaxing...

  7. Dear Blogging friends, I just want to thank you for stopping by and commenting. I am so glad you liked my poem as well as the photographs. I'm off to visit all of you now.

    This Skywatch Friday is in remembrance of Klaus Peter, the owner of Skywatch Friday and founder of My world Tuesday who passed away earlier this week. He will be missed.

  8. Beautiful... love the sunset!

  9. Fabulous skies! I love them both!

  10. Simply stunning capture of sky and water. Suitable for framing. Have a blessed week-end.

  11. I LOVE your poem! Beautiful! And that sunset photo is especially fantastic, though I also love the soft, mysterious beauty of the morning fog. Glorious photos, and wonderful poetry! Thank you for sharing theme!

  12. Beautiful poem and your photos are stunning!


  13. Beautiful Words and beautiful shots !! Great Post !! Thanks for sharing !!

    Padharo Rajasthan

  14. exquisite through and through

  15. Beautiful scene in your first photo.
    Beautiful poem, too.


  16. The top shot is absolutely gorgeous!

  17. You have riveted me to this spot. Thank you so much for the beautiful poem and image.

  18. So lovely! Always enjoy your photos and your poetry. Thanks Kathie and have a great week.

  19. Oh just gorgeous!! I would love to take my kayak out and paddle into that sunset.


Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.