Friday, June 22, 2012

HAPPY FRIDAY

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No recipe today. Just a picture worth a thousand words....
Thistles by Ted Hughes
 
Against the rubber tongues of cows and the hoeing hands of men
Thistles spike the summer air
And crackle open under a blue-black pressure.

Every one a revengeful burst
Of resurrection, a grasphed fistful
Of splintered weapons and Icelandic frost thrust up

From the underground stain of a decayed Viking.
They are like pale hair and the gutturals of dialects.
Every one manages a plume of blood.

Then they grow grey like men.
Mown down, it is a feud. Their sons appear
Stiff with weapons, fighting back over the same ground.

71 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous picture! Very fitting for the delightful poem. Love it! I think it's nice to have random thoughts once in awhile. I too like to throw in an odd poem or two because there is more to life than just cooking ( it's what I tell my family without much luck)


    Nazneen

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  2. So beautiful. The poem and photo are perfect for one another.

    xo

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  3. What a beautiful post, Rosa! :)

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  4. Happy friday Rosa. Nice poem and picture!

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  5. Beautiful! Truly gorgeous photo. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Alors comme ca tu nous offres des bouquets d'epines? Splendide au demeurant.
    Que ton weekend soit doux et pas trop piquant.
    Bises.

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  7. Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a great weekend, Rosa!

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  8. Happy and lovely Friday to you as well! Beautiful photo.
    Cheers
    Mamat

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  9. Stunning picture!!! Loved it. A very happy Friday to you as well :)

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  10. What gorgeous greens and turquoises! Stunning photo Rosa. Have a great weekend!

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  11. Stunning pic - may I ask what lens you used?

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  12. Beautiful shot! Happy weekend :)

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  13. merci pour ce texte et cette photo de toute beauté c'est vraiment magnifique !!! Bonne fin de journée et surtout un agréable week-end d'été bizzz ;)

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  14. Hi Rosa,
    Thank you for the Scottish flower and happy Friday and weekend for you too!!
    ]Cheers,
    Lia.

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  15. Happy friday and have a good one!

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  16. What a beautiful, beautiful photo! I wish I had your talent for the tumbleweed image I took a while ago! Are these also edible I wonder?

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  17. Beautiful. I love thousand word pictures.

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  18. Beautiful photo, hope you had a wonderful Friday :)

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  19. assolutamente meravigliosa foto :-) buon sabato e serena domenica cara Rosa!

    thank you so much for your comment on my blog!!!

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  20. Ouahou !!! Trop beau !!! Belle journée à toi, bisous**

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  21. En lisant ton poème, je me suis demandé quand est-ce qu'on avait cessé d'avoir tout plein de poésie dans notre vie... Heureusement, grâce à toi, à tes belles photos, nous en avons presque chaque semaine!

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  22. That is ~ WOW!! magnificent :D

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  23. Lovely post. thistles are so unique.. great photo and the poem.. terrific!

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  24. beautiful photo! love the bokeh v much!

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  25. Beautiful pic! I love your photography creativity. Like the poem also! Have a good weekend!

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  26. Superbe !
    Tres beau bokeh.
    Bon week-end.
    verO

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  27. happy friday. Beautiful photo.

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous photo! I'm amazed...it's so sharp and pretty!

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  29. Happy weekend!! pretty,pretty

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  30. I love the photo, gorgeous! Happy weekend.

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  31. Beautiful picture and poem!Happy Sunday,dear Rosa!

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  32. quelle explosion de couleurs! magnifique.

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  33. Happy, indeed! Absolutely stunning, Rosa!

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  34. Does this mean that summer is finally arriving? Hope so.

    Velva

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  35. The first time a thistle gave me a smile!

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  36. Just one word: beautiful!
    I love that Rosa...
    Cheers, K

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  37. Beautiful picture and poem!

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  38. Es un bello poema fotos maravillosas,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  39. That thistle is FABULOUS!! Ouch!

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  40. Gorgeous photo, Rosa! Wow. The beauty of the thistle.
    xo
    E

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  41. Absolutely gorgeous picture, Rosa!

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  42. What a lovely photo! Much as I hate to pull up thistles that I find in our ivy bed, their blossoms are beautiful~

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  43. So beautiful Rosa. Really inspirational.

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  44. Boy I haven't read Ted Hughes for years - I've forgotten how great he is. And the picture! Beautiful on its own, great combined with the poem. Super post - thanks.

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  45. I'm a bit late...Happy Monday! Rosa, your photography is simply gorgeous. My photos can't be as big as yours. :-)

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  46. More often than not, a beautiful photo such as this is all that is needed to appreciate life around us. Thanks for sharing. Blessings to you . . . Roz

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  47. the photo is quite stunning and how wonderfully visceral the poem, a breath of fresh air for my Monday...

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  48. What a perfect picture/poem pairing. Beautiful post, Rosa!

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  49. gorgeous pictures. very bright colour.

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  50. What a beautiful photo and poem. The depth of field is just amazing! As are the colors. Happy Tuesday Rosa:)

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  51. Not just a picture... I think it's a gorgeous one!

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  52. Absolutely gorgeous picture and poem...I hope you had a great weekend and a fabulous week ahead Rosa :)

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  53. Beautiful poem and picture:)

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  54. Wonderful! I love the dramatic colors and the spider webs , nature has a way with perfection!

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  55. i think thistles are so pretty! what a shame that they can also cause so much pain. :)

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  56. Patricia @ ButterYum : Thanks so much! I use my Nikkor kit lens (18-55mm)...

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  57. Thistles are my favorite flower! This is beautiful!

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  58. Great shot - and what a wonderful poem.

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