Chin up, people say,
and thus we raise our vision,
but the stoic looking up
can result in sad omission;
next our toes, ‘mid last year’s leaf,
in stature seeming humble
in comfy forest crumble.
We can ill afford to slight
the low and lofty mixed:
balance is decreed
sky and ground betwixt.
More thanks to photographer S.W. Berg.
October 23, 2019 at 10:49 am
Happy fall Wednesday to you too! Raining here so our mushrooms are happy. 🙂
October 23, 2019 at 11:17 am
Oh, indeed! Nothing so happy as a mushroom in a shower! I don’t know if you are the one who posts those Wordless Wednesday photos from Jon B., but I want you to know that they take my breath away. I look forward to them. I hope your day is a good one, even if a bit soggy!
October 23, 2019 at 3:59 pm
I do. He gives me access to his account and I go ‘borrow’ them. He is an EXCEPTIONAL photographer, and he’s our age. 🙂
October 23, 2019 at 5:03 pm
Can you hear me gasp? Our age!! Yay for the elders of the world! When you presented your list of recommended blogs, I think I did visit his, although I don’t think I noticed he was an elder, and I think I tried to follow it, but I had all kinds of troubles. I tried to follow several of those but couldn’t. I have been able to follow gardeninacity, and I’ve been enjoying that. But that Jon B. is completely extraordinary. Thanks for posting his work — it is as inspiring as yours!
October 24, 2019 at 3:17 pm
‘Forest crumble’ is perfect, as is ‘low and lofty mixed’. Neck ache ought to be a badge of pride at this time of the year as we try to take it all in.
This mushroom seems to have visible growing pains.
October 24, 2019 at 4:01 pm
Oh, yes — taking it all in! Therein lies the challenge. I do like your observation about the growing pains, and I also like the mushrooms. I think I have not seen mushrooms sporting this color before, and I like it a lot!