Monday, August 8, 2011

As Kingfishers Catch Fire

Whenever I turn down an ne'er before traveled country road, the anticipation of happening upon new vistas is inescapable and the discovery of another charming barn is just plain giddiness wrapped with a gossamer bow of joy.
Taking a closer look at my photos and discovering that what appears to be a smudge on the monitor is actually the perfect capture of a dragonfly is a combination of delight and bliss gushing over the sides of my bucket of luck.

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As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;
As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s
Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name.
Gerard Manley-Hopkins









~Here's to luck friends!~

22 comments:

Farmchick said...

That first photo is my fav.

Elaine said...

I love the first photo, but catching the dragonfly in the second is delightful!

Kim, USA said...

Is that a dragonfly? I thought it's a helicopter hehe. great shots!

Barn Charm

TexWisGirl said...

both are great. very very beautiful!

Mama Zen said...

What a cool capture!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Love it all.. the clouds, the buildings, the colors, and of course the lovely surprise of the dragonfly! -Tammy

Mari said...

This is an amazing shot - it could be a painting!

Deb said...

Serendipitous!

Red Gate Farm said...

Too cool! And I noticed the dragonfly right away :)

~Chris

Low Tide High Style said...

Truly beautiful images and that dragonfly is like the icing on the cake! I realized that one of my landscape shots had accidentally captured an egret high up in a tree, I just love those little surprises!

Kat :)

Barb said...

The dragonfly is a treasure! love your photos!

Vintage Country Girl said...

As always, I love your barn pics. Wonder what you would do with all the barns around us????

Ms. Becky said...

I LOVE the drama of the clouds in that first photo. the lushness of the surrounding fields is lovely. this could be a painting! happy Tuesday to you.

Tanya said...

just beautiful and how cool is that to capture the dragonfly!

Tricia said...

My oh my oh my, beautiful scene, gigantic farm, & what an incredibly gorgeous sky... perfect! =) How I'd love to get inside that barn... I could explore for days in there as big as it is =0

love that dragonfly shot, too! WoW! =)

Thank you tons for joining in & linking up to Barn Charm =)))

EG Wow said...

I love the light in these photos!

Genie said...

How in the world did you manage to get the dragon fly in the picture?????? Amazing shot! You never know what little surprises your have captured until you look at your picture on the computer. Digital photography is such fun. Both of your pictures are lovely, but the processing in the first one is drop dead beautiful. Genie

Gardener in the Distance said...

Hi Andrea. Your unplanned dragonfly is a nice touch. I hope you can keep on finding barns, if the photos here are anything to go by. The Gerard Manley Hopkins packs a punch!

Rose said...

I noticed the dragonfly before reading, but after loving the photo above it...love that sky!

Jess said...

That dragonfly caught my eye right away and my first thought was "NO WAY. She added it?" Wow. What a fun surprise to have captured that. And dare I say, it's so perfect I have a hard time believing it. ;) Great job!

Carole said...

Great barn cluster!

NoteworthyMusings

Jenni said...

Your photos are just delightful...they make me wish I was there and walking through the grass towards those barns to just explore. The dragonfly ...what a fab capture.
Jenni