Saturday, August 15, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday...The Goat Path...


What if
I caught a dream, to follow
well trodden paths
down dirt roads...perhaps
longing for a different
song...but
searching
the familiar trails
to guide my hour,
whilst another day slips away...
I wish for a truer
sonnet to embrace my task...
a sweet rumor of happiness,
perhaps a
different shade of Zen
down the tumb'ling hills and dales
of my heart...
I'll promise it a series
of untangled love affairs
and lullabies,
just send them to old fields far away,
uncluttered and calmed
by starshine
and moonbeam
and the scent
of newly mowed hay...
I'll dance on the green shores
of this new journey
down a goat's path...
my promise to thee
as I await the sky
to open
to dreams of hummingbirds
and cherry blossoms...
I shall keep thee near
and sing my song of the
travels of time passing
down a goat path...
familiar
is my journey home.


s.wilson


The things we do to get our illusive shadows...picture driving down a highway to your destination...talking on the cell phone, camera on lap, 'cause ya never know...right...then up over the hill you see this once in a lifetime shot...grab camera, knee steering truck, cell phone embedded in ear, slowing, you snap the shot trying not to be seen...the Amish don't like to be photographed...driving by, you hope you captured some bit of this rural Iowa scene...

Hope you enjoy this shot as much as I did, it was worth the risk...take a risk and join the shadow hunt...thanks Tracy!!!

Off to work I go...

31 comments:

Chris said...

is that an Amish fertilizing tractor?????

sarayutouched said...

ahh yes...the things we do to capture a shot!! you've done it well.

i believe, Chris, that would be an Amish mowing machine...

sharon~i hope you had a lovely day at White...and i will see you this afternoon for a mocha.

Catherine said...

You're right..it is a lovely shot!

common ground said...

Three "butts" front and back. LOL
My great aunt had goats and when I was very small we would visit them. I've never forgotten. Thank you for sharing this. Have a great weekend!
Debra

Hot Fudge said...

Fourteen years ago we were travelling through America and one rainy afternoon we found ourselves driving behind an Amish horse-drawn buggy, with two little boys sitting facing us. They were so cute that we gave them a wave. The younger one, after glancing at his older brother, returned a shy little smile and wave. It still warms my heart thinking of that day, so thank you for bringing back a happy memory.

Hot Fudge said...

Oops ... make that sixteen years ago!

summersundays-jw said...

I'm trying to figure out if the one faceing backwards is suppose to be watching the goats or you. What a great shot & again, I'm always amazed by your words. Hope you sold a bunch today while I'm sweating trying to get some "stuff" ready for the shop. Jan

Sylvia K said...

What a fabulous shot! It's like stepping back in time, so peaceful looking! You did great, Girl! And lovely words as always!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Jacqui said...

I am in total awe of you now :) What a great shot, and it made me laugh imagining you taking it.

Tom Hilton said...

Great shot! As Sylvia says, it's like stepping back in time.

Greyscale Territory said...

Your poem is mesmerising! Like a travelling dream! And the photo is just like a secret glimpse of other lives and lifestyles! The figure facing the camera seems to be watching you warily! O what a shot filled with threads of a story?

Happy happy weekend dear sister! I so love wandering here on Sundays when I can take a little more time to share your journey!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

wondered how you got that shot! Yes, photographers can be very tricky! ;-)

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Oh my , is that Goats I see???? You know I am just pitching a fit for a goat!! Love them, priceless pic! Tootles, Janna

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What a great picture! We would love to know what was going on in that little boys mind. He looks like he might suspect your picture taking... that or he's amazed at how well you drive with your knees!
Karla & Karrie

Jane ... said...

Your shadow shot is priceless! I love the little guy's expression. Great job driving and shooting! :D I grew up in Amish farmland in NW Ohio, and have so much respect for the Amish families. Thanks for sharing your shot that tugged at my heartstrings.

Beverley Baird said...

We have similar wagons near us - it is the Mennonites living near Waterloo, Ontario.
Beautiful shot!

Margaret Gosden said...

A fine period piece with a shadow and those goats look ready to be milked.

Paula Scott said...

Wow. That is too cool!

Hey Harriet said...

Wow! Now that's a sight I don't see every day. Actually I don't see that kind of sight any day where I am. It's gorgeous and I'm so glad you were able to capture that lovely moment in time and share it with us. Thank you!

annette said...

PERFECT!! thanks for sharing Sharon, one of your best, happy sunday to you :0)

whizkid said...

wow! a rare find really. absolutely worth the risk :) thanks so much for sharing this!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely shot and such a nice insight into Amish life...

storyteller said...

Marvelous poetic response to this fabulous photo find ... lovely post!
Hugs and blessings,

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Am late to visit you but at least am here §;-)

Another fab shot for today (for me). I can't ask for more, Lady. Everything is just PERFITO!

Wish on a Whisker said...

Sharon~ Glen and I enjoyed visiting you and your wonderful shop more than I can say! Thanks for sending us on this ~wild goose chase~! We can't wait to come back! I hope to have pictures up soon! ~Mandy PS~ I still have to give you a hard time about those "ISH" hours. HA! (Hope to see sweet Scratchy next time.)

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Good job Sharon! You are a talented one:) That is a wonderful shot, shadow or otherwise. Cute little goat butts;) Lovely poem too!

Square Peg Guy said...

I enjoyed reading about how you took the shot as much as the shot itself!

Sally in WA said...

Excellent shot!

CJ said...

Great photo and poem.

And, yes, that describes me taking photos. I had a six-hour drive last weekend and I was snapping shots through the windshield with the camera resting on the steering wheel, without looking through the view finder, hoping to catch some lightning. Never caught any lightning, but did get a few dramatic shots of a tormented sky. I hate it when I see something unique and am caught without my camera.

Martha said...

Beautiful shot for SSS! Thanks for sharing and also your visit to my blog.

Utah Grammie said...

Perfect for your book, page 182, right?? I'm waiting...