Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sunny Day

Taking a digital paintbrush to the sunflowers which I have managed to save, if ever so briefly in time.

A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky


A boat beneath a sunny sky,
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July —

Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Pleased a simple tale to hear —

Long has paled that sunny sky:
Echoes fade and memories die:
Autumn frosts have slain July.

Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.

Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.

In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:

Ever drifting down the stream —
Lingering in the golden gleam —
Life, what is it but a dream?


Granny Annie said...


Brian Miller said...

oo oo cool art in those first two...the flowers are lovely and i like what the filter/paintbrush did to them....happy saturday

ellen abbott said...

I love that first picture.

messymimi said...

You have a nice touch.

Red said...

You picked a great poem for this time when summer is slowly moving on.

kenju said...

Very nice!

Linda Reeder said...

I want to hold on to summer! But alas, it passes all too soon. Your sunflowers linger in your artistic photos.

Scriptor Senex said...

Gosh - is that where 'Life is but a dream' originated?

The first picture is really artistic.

Dave King said...

These are great images. or me, the first two are fabulous. I could have them on my wall and look at them for ever!

SueAnn Lommler said...

Beautiful images and words.

Pauline said...

Have you read Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin? That poem takes on new meaning once you have...

The digital retouches are interestingly beautiful - you have an artist's eye.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful digital paintbrush you have done us proud.

Mary @ Colony Mountain Folk Art Dolls said...

Looking through your photos is quite enjoyable. You do have a good eye, or two!

Jenny Woolf said...

Nice to see Carroll's poem, as I am a big fan of his. And the pictures are beautiful - like velvet