Saturday, June 13, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday...Emerald Shadow

She moved through the field
fragile green seas part
'midst fields of gentle dreams
primitive cultures
whisper
cultivate my immortal breast
come o'wistful soul
thresher of thy spirit
your silent sighs
beckon fearless songs
on the wind
the path I weave
my emerald angels shadow
bring to me sweet harvests
till the end of my days
and I will reward thee
with a gentle caress
and sonnets on the breeze
love speaks
on the constant
of each
new
day

s.wilson


I heart Iowa...and why do cows always stand on a hill...

...land of my birth, cultivator of my being...

...tall green fields in the making...

...what better view of my song of life...Iowa...my home, my heart!

Believe it or not, it's Sunday in Australia and Hey, Harriet wants to see your shadows...
please join in, you won't be disappointed...

42 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Enjoyed the first close up and final distant photo of your emerald shadows! I did not realise that Iowa had rolling hills! I thought it was flatter! The last photo reminds me of the landscape of Gippsland on the south east coast of my state of Victoria. And then it rolls back into mountain areas.

Your poem has a wonderful wistfulness! That seems to be a thread in your last couple of poetic posts. It's kind of a sad/happy wistfulness! Interesting feeling!

My SSS is scheduled for just under 3 hours from now!

Happy weekend!

High Desert Diva said...

Oh good....looks like its dried out temporarily! Your pictures and words definitely show your love of Iowa.

Why do cows stand on hills...?

Golden West said...

I,too, thought Iowa was flat... Beautiful photographs - thanks for sharing!

sarayutouched said...

i don't know that we can help it...our love for "home". my post speaks to "home" today too...are we on the same wave link or what.

I am jealous that your corn is so high already. going past the cornfields here it's about three-four inches at the most.

thanks for sharing your "home" with us...and for sharing your heart.

see you for coffee tomorrow morning my friend.

r.

Sylvia K said...

I love the first and the last shot! Really lovely! Love that emerald green. And your wistful words are beautiful! Happy SSS!
Enjoy your weekend!

Lori R. said...

Stop by my blog when you have a minute, there is an award over there for you to pickup.

whizkid said...

Beautiful post! very moving. Thanks so much for sharing such lovely views :)

have a great week!

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

The corn looks beautiful and full of life in your first shot. I love corn season!

"sonnets on the breeze" is a beautiful line in your poem.

Hot Fudge said...

What a beautiful part of the world. No wonder it produces such wonderful poets!

Jacqui said...

I love your pastoral shots - and your poem - and your song. I love seeing everones world. Sneaked in early, as its still Saturday in Scotland xxx

maryt/theteach said...

Sweet repose, my post for SSS is up! Lovely post of yours and... why DO cows always stand on a hill? :)

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Greeny & cosy! This is so awesome, Sharon... it gives me a nostalgic feelings. I remember where I came from. Love the corn plantage. Imaging am harvesting and cook the corn cob.

Have a blissful SS...

Evette Mendisabal said...

Love it ALL ... the photo, your shadow shot, your words. Thank you!

Rosebud Collection said...

Beautiful shadows and was shocked to see corn..You won't see that here for awhile..Wonderful pictures..always loved the farm life..my mother's parents were farmers.
Happy SSS..

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

ahhh...we love it Sharon! Every day we look out our windows at the shop and see it growing. We are lucky to get it in before all of the rain - many around us have to replant!
Gorgeous SS!
Have a good week!

MonikaRose said...

Hello, love your shots for this sunday, bright and green, thanks for sharing :) have a fab day cya MonikaORse..great poem too.

Hey Harriet said...

Iowa is much greener than I expected! Love the bright green of the first shot and the following scenic images of your lovely home town. Beautiful poem also :)

Martha said...

Love your emerald shadow shots! :-)

That is the chicken said...

Wonderful shadows...and I love the cows on the hill Though I know not why they stand there!

Altered Glass said...

Cows stand on hills cuz they like being Queen of the Hill OR they don't like getting their feeties wet from all the rain OR maybe they just like laying on their backs staring at that beautiful sky guessing the cloud shapes... thanks for your tribute to IOWA, Illinois looks about the same! Glad that WHITE gig is working for ya... OH my all those crazy girls in one place. You are just having too much fun up there in Palo... I hope to make it up there soon. Weekends only right?

Katie said...

Love the corn shadows! And the poem.
Don't cows always look HUGE when they're standing on a hill?
Have a great week~

Rinkly Rimes said...

Good rich farmland spreading to the horizon

Dorte said...

Great emerald shadow shot!

Linda said...

Love those great shadows on the green leaves.

Chris said...

Cows are playing king of the mountain:)

This makes me crave corn from my grandmother's old farm.

Vicki ~ FL said...

I loved the first and last emerald shadows and I really like your porch swing header. Thanks for your visit to my blog.

prkl, Finland said...

Thanks for visiting me. I thought no one will regonize the "thingy" in my photo. You were first to comment and guessed it spot on. Well done! :)

I like the cow shot. Just wondering what's going on? Only place were there is nothing green and cows are stuck in there. Weird. They're eating som artificual s**t instead of grass..?

Anyways, happy SSS!

Martha said...

Lovely pics, makes me want to visit Iowa immeditately.
I am an antique lover also, grew up in the business luckily.
Thanks for your comment on my blog, my dog is a mix of Australian something, poodle, and lab, all love.

Lily Hydrangea said...

beautiful green shadows, & another lovely poem as always.

just jody said...

lovely post and some great shots.

srp said...

The corn looks great. My cousins over in southern Illinois have had a horrible time getting the corn planted this year with so much rain. I am not sure if they ever did. Thanks for stopping by.

Raven said...

Beautiful photo(s) and poem. Just beautiful. Wonderful post. I like the new look of your blog (It is new, isn't it? I haven't been here for a month...). The music was wonderful too. Going to have to add that to my wish list at Amazon.com.

storyteller said...

Wonderful post ... enriching MY knowledge about Iowa. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your lovely photographs too.
Hugs and blessings,

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

I love shadow shots of corn:) Not sure why...I think I have my own sentimental ideas about cornfields.

Dianne said...

I think cows want to see as much as possible of what's going on :)

beautiful green

gourdshine said...

green *green* green* love it! Green for a good reason is my favorite color. The pics and poetry are so relaxing. I think I'll sit on the porch

Linda said...

Love those deep green shadows!

M.Kate said...

wow...that's a lot of green and great ones too..Happy week ahead Sharon, hugs.............M

jabblog said...

Love the fresh green in the first photo and enjoyed the sequence of shots of Iowa. The words fit the images so well

Victoria in Iowa said...

My sister's mother-in-law,a native of Long Island, New York,always comments on the cows in silhouette on the tops of Iowa hills...that is the REASON they stand on hills: to be picturesque for the tourists.

Gina said...

really beautiful shadows and greenery Sharon and I love the poem very much!

sunnymama said...

I really love the first and the last pictures! Fantastic shadow shots :)