Saturday, May 9, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday...The Soprano of May


A walk with Monet
can you feel the passion,
the blank, lifeless canvas of Winter
born again...
Can you smell the air,
can you...
is it not the maelstrom of
ancient ritual performed
year after year...'white magic'
or the longing,
the promise...
of Spring...
when cloaks of purple velvet
cuddle sopranos of season
singing prose to the Earth...
be reborn and rule Queen Mother,
widow of a dying king,
consort to a realm of ancient beauties...
you prevail
lustrous and regally charged...anew
mistress of your craft...
'tis a fine representation,
frescoes of rainbow hues
alight human passion,
of Pagan ritual perhaps,
but no less picturesque
then a Raphael...
you stir my soul with serene beauty,
be born again,
Queen Spring...
'tis May.

S. Wilson


There is nothing quite as beautiful as a perfect lilac bush in full bloom, regal indeed, not to mention the glorious bouquet that wafts through your senses, should you catch the drift of perfume floating on the breeze...lucky girl to witness!

Well, it's Sunday again in Australia and we're all back for the shadow shooting...check out
Hey Harriet for the rest...talk about fun.

33 comments:

sarayutouched said...

our lilacs are not out yet...but very soon. just down the road is a huge, huge bush...i will catch her in all her glory! and you are right...there is nothing like the smell to awake your senses. very senses inspiring photo!!!

we are rainy here today...good day to go put some of the finishing touch ups on the "rental house". i so wish it would sell so i wouldn't have to think about it anymore...

Bee said...

Goodness, do you call that a bush? It is a huge, splendid tree! I've never seen such a glorious one.

Sylvia K said...

Our lilacs are blooming too and I love them! Yours are absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful shadow shot! Happy SSS!

bobbie said...

A gorgeous bush, and very nice shadow.

Rosebud Collection said...

I missed last week and you changed your blog set up..I thought I had the wrong blog..Beautiful picture..our lilacs will bloom next month, if warm, the end of this month. What a happy bush they are..Have a Happy SSS..

paisley said...

beautiful shot and intriguing poetry... very nice combination.....

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Mine is starting to bloom. I love this photo.

GORGEOUS + your poems? what can I ask for more?

Happy Mother's Day! Hope your enjoying your day.

Martha said...

What a beautiful lilac, it casts quite a shadow.

Catherine said...

Love the colours of those flowers..

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

This is a glorious veil of lilacs! Loving the Spring photos.

Hey Harriet said...

That lilac bush is stunning! Well it looks like you are in the full swing of spring now. That must be a relief after all of your snow! A beautiful shadow shot Sharon. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I'd be curling up under that gorgeous lilac with a good book and a flask of coffee :)

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

The Soprano of May....nice!
Lilacs are the best treat of spring - and they smell oh-so-good!

MonikaRose said...

Hello, thank you for dropping by, love the sun to, when it decides to come out, which it has today, beautifully sunny and bit of a chill too, am happy for this day, can put my washing out...I love your SSS, fantastic color of the tree and I love the poem too. Thank you for sharing...Have a fantastic mother's day and week ahead.. :) MonikaROse

MonikaRose said...

Hello me again, love the song you have playing in the background, thank you...MOnikaROse

Greyscale Territory said...

What a bounteous bouquet of fragrant lilacs! Believe it or not, I have never seen a lilac for real! I can only imagine!

For me, the heady scents of spring are bound up in jasmine and daphne. These I know well! (Admittedly, I did not know daphne till I lived in Tasmania for 2years!)

And your poem seems to capture the very atmosphere of life budding fresh! Like an awakening of the spirit! Just delightful!

May all your favourite Spring scents bring you the gift of smiles and happiness for Mother's Day!

Rita said...

I love the Lilac. Absolutely my favorite flower. Mine has come and gone already. But, it is very small, I planted it last year.

Perhaps one day I will have enough to cut and bring indoors.

Thanks for stopping bye.

Martha said...

Oh wow! Beautiful!
Thanks for stopping by :-)

sunnymama said...

What a beautiful shadow shot! It's delightful :)

maryt/theteach said...

You're right, Sweet Repose! And the scent is beautiful too! Happy Mother's Day! :)

whizkid said...

oooh! this is so pretty. it must have a heady fragrance.

Have a nice day!

storyteller's other blog said...

Wow ... what a lovely lilac in bloom and the poem is wonderful too. Thanks for sharing and Happy Mother's Day ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

storyteller's other blog said...

Whoops ... my fingers got ahead of me and the link didn't show up ... so here it is ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Sarah said...

Lilacs are out here in London too-so beautiful! I enjoy my weekly visit here to see all your other interesting posts too!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Beautiful Lilacs and shadows! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Lily Hydrangea said...

this really is a perfect lilac bush, beautiful!

CJ said...

Ah! I love lilacs. When I was young, I looked forward to my own home & a yard where I could grow lilacs, but once I had a yard, it was already filled with lots of trees and shrubs, so I never planted a lilac bush, But I do enjoy seeing them as I drive.

Lovely bush. Lovely photo. Lovely shadows.

PJ said...

It's too hot for lilacs here in Florida so I'll just have to settle for your photo. I love the color.

Paz said...

Beautiful shadow shot.

Paz

M.Kate said...

whao..what a beautiful tree!!

Paula Scott said...

I have lilac envy! What a gorgeous shrub!

Dorte said...

Wonderful shot of the lilac ... and thanks for yous comments on my blog :-)

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

What a spectacular lilac!!! Great shot...I think I can even smell it!

Gina said...

What beautiful blossom!..and lovely shadows. Happy Sunday (well..Monday)