Thursday, November 8, 2007

Golden leaf

A Live Oak Leaf

How marvelous this bit of green
I hold, and soon shall throw away!
Its subtle veins, its vivid sheen,
Seem fragments of a god's array.

In all the hidden toil of earth,
Which is the more laborious part-
To rear the oak's enormous girth,
Or shape its leaves with poignant art?

Clark Ashton Smith


Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture. You took it? You're good. And the verse couldn't be more appropriate.
Thank you.

Bevson said...

Yup, the photo is mine. I cannot draw like you, I have to take pictures. I am glad you like it.

Melanie said...

Great photo! What kind of camera do you have? I need a new one that can take a clear shot like this! I love photography!

Bevson said...

My camera is not fancy. It is a Canon S3 IS. I got it back in the spring. I am still a novice. I love photography too.

Melanie said...

I hear you! I think it is that my camera is now considered "old" and needs a major updating! LOL We have had it for hmmm...around 4-5 years I would guess. It is still good but seems very slow to be ready to take a picture and delayed (miss the "real" shot you are going after every time, lol). The shots aren't as clear and can't get as close up as newer cameras it looks like. Alrighty! I have it! I want a camera for Christmas! :-)

Bevson said...

Excellent! They have really come down in price too!!!

I have no idea what I want for Christmas and my family is bugging me about it. I keep saying I want services rather than gifts. I want them to help around the house. Sigh. That is not happening.