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photoblog image Nature's second green

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

Robert Frost

sk from United Kingdom 10 Jul 2006, 05:51
nice shot
Barbara: Thanks Ade

Michelle Lee from Singapore 10 Jul 2006, 05:56
I like this shot..Looks like you've discovered a hidden oasis smile
Barbara: funny you should say that...I was going to call it an oasis..

E Etomi from Nigeria 10 Jul 2006, 10:59
Nice place to cool off.
Barbara: mmmm

Angela 10 Jul 2006, 11:09
Really pretty and inviting, feel like jumping in.
Barbara: that's what I feel like!

Idefix from Germany 10 Jul 2006, 11:23
lovely shot, I remember seeing alcoves like this in the gardens of Florence, very italian feel to this. Beautifully captured
Barbara: Yes it does look italianite, but it was actually taken in a hotel (Chateau St Martin)near Vence in the South of France.
http://www.chateau-st-martin.com/uk/navigation.htm

...they should pay be for doing that little plug for them, shouldn't they!

ricardo collison from South Africa 10 Jul 2006, 11:57
Nicely framed shot
Barbara: Ta!

nicole limperopulos from United States 10 Jul 2006, 16:14
a really sweet shot.
Barbara: Thank you Nicole!

Visual Vault 10 Jul 2006, 17:07
I don't really have any jokes this time arround, this is a very nice shot, i like it... Can I keep it as a pet?

-V V-
Barbara: Yes Constable Fraser - this can be your K-9.

Matt Frederiksen from United States 10 Jul 2006, 17:08
Wonderful Barb. Poem goes great with the image. I looks very peaceful.
Barbara: Thanks..Robert Frost - one of your compatriots no?

Poweide Koroye 10 Jul 2006, 19:13
Barbara

Love the serenity this conveys and also like the angle it was taken from. Gives it an angle?

I'd have liked the shot even more if the water had a little more saturation as the bottom part of the picture looks a little washed-out but that's nitpicking.
Barbara: Thanks and yes it does look abit washed out..a combination of the light and the faded paint on the bottom of the pool.

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Suby from Milton Keynes, UK 10 Jul 2006, 22:35
Sorry me not get the poem or the shot, me not very artsy.

Maybe it's cause I am soo tired, will have a look at this tomorrow and comment
Suby tongue
Barbara: Actually it is Robert Frost himself that is quoted as saying "poetry is what gets lost in translation", so it maybe dangerous for me to attempt to explain anything to you... however here are some experts giving their interpretation......
http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/a_f/frost/gold.htm

or more simply put, as the Ibo saying goes, "no condition is permanent"...but there is still beauty in the different stages...the first green (first flush of youth) may be stunning, but the true green is beautiful as well...(spoken as an older one!)....and now I will stop as there is such a thing as "too many words"..

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