Sunday, March 15, 2009

Wildness



What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and wildness? Let them be left,
O let them be left, wildness and wet,
Long live the weeds and the wildness yet.

~Gerard Manley Hopkins, Inversnaid

*This photo was shot in Gaylord, MI and I believe it is a part of Kolke Creek.

14 comments:

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

Great photo shelley, and the qoute is very interesting. so you know the contravoursy behind kolke creek...if not, funny you post that qoute with the photo...I can fill you in a lil if you want!
hope you had a great trip up north this weekend, and enjoyed the spring like weather we had...
o' and it is a must, got to aplena this summer and check out the lake and thunder bay river.....breath taking views everywhere....must have seen over 50 deer on the way over and back, so amazing and tranquil....have a great day! :)

Darla said...

Beautiful, love the relfection of the trees in the water. Funny to see green trees and snow.

Mildred said...

Very pretty. Such a clear day.

KathyB. said...

Yes! Let them be left, wildness and wet. Let them be left UN landscaped and not all turned into human friendly terrain, please.

Cedar ... said...

Oddly enough I was taking some shots of a wetland with cattails yesterday. This time of year there is so much hope in their re-birth of melting snow and ice. Good shot!

Shellmo said...

Nature Lovin - I do not know the controversey behind Kolke creek - please do share! It was a great weekend up north - nice to feel the sun!

Darla - Thank you - I just love the evergreens!

Mildred - it was in the 40's on this day - I was loving it!

Kathy - Amen to your words too~! I am so tired over overdevelopment!

Cedar - I'm definitely planning on revisiting this spot once spring sets in - can't wait to see all of natures and the wildlife's activities!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Love the quote...as well as the great photo!!

Ashley said...

Love the colors in the photo!

Tina said...

Beautiful shot, Shelley, I think I can smell spring in the air in that shot!!
and your quote was very appropriate..let them be left wildness and wet!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Shelley, Love that picture and the quote. Those evergreens are gorgeous.

Hugs,
Betsy

ramblingwoods.com said...

Oh gosh..just beautiful...sigh

Deborah Godin said...

Great wetland shot, and love the Hopkins, too.

The Retired One said...

I love the photo of spring descending on the ice...and nice quote to go with it!!!

Leedra said...

another pretty setting...when will the spring thaw begin?

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