Friday, January 11, 2008

Patience

I hold my heart between the fourth and sixth rib for you.

27 comments:

The Fool said...

Lovely sentiment - it makes for a striking image - but don't hold your heart, Nomad...take the risk and give it to that other, and open to accept theirs.

And that's a striking photo, too, Nomad. What kind of bird are we looking at?

Beccy said...

Stunning.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous photo, Carla. Was that taken near Nelson?

VE said...

Poor 5th rib...he never gets the credit he deserves...

Carla said...

Fool, Very sage advice. Not to worry, I'm not holding my heart inward so as to shield it, but rather outward...as an offering.

That bird happens to be a black swan. It's the first time I've ever seen black swans. I didn't even know they existed. It was snowing lightly that day, thus the white flakes you see on the black plumage.

Carla said...

Beccy, Thanks, I'm glad you like it.

Cheryl, Nope, actually quite a distance from Nelson. We don't have any swans in Nelson, either white or black. Although with global warming, who knows when they might show up. Every year there seems to be something different her that was never around when I was young.

Carla said...

VE, I'm saving a post to honour that poor 5th rib. Otherwise it might crack on me.

thailandchani said...

Very, very pretty picture!

I like the Fool's statement and your response. :)

Mark said...

Beautiful!

Pamela said...

mmmm Black swans. lovely. just lovely.

I've seen some tundra swans out on the columbia river and was amazed.

Carla said...

Chani, Thanks for your comment. The Fool is very wise. Best to heed his words.

Mark, Thank you.

Carla said...

Pamela, I really best educate myself about swans. I've never heard of Tundra swans either. But my experience with swans is that they almost always leave me in awe. They are so incredibly graceful.

Pink said...

gorgeous photo. how do you put the text overlaid on it?

A great series of photos lately...love the boats.

I agree - poor 5th rib. And glad its an outward offering :)
xx
pinks

Carla said...

Pinks, I'm using ArcSoft PhotoStudio to resize my photos to upload and in that program there's a little sidebar where I can add text on top of the photo. Pretty handy, eh? Glad you're enjoying the photos. I'm quite pleased with how they turned out.

Fede said...

I see awareness, humility, attention, purposefulness, commitment, focus, and yes...patience, but also ... anticipation...
Good night and good luck

Carla said...

Great list Fede. I don't think I could have come up with a better one myself.

sirdar said...

Nice picture and good wording too. You've been doing these types of posts for a bit now and from a comment on my comment, I sense something. Hope all is well or at least getting better.

Carla said...

Sirdar, Oh, have I? It must be the weather. I'm looking for some inspiration in these grey days...but my creative process seems to be lacking a little spark as of late.

coloursofdawn said...

A wonderful photo. I love the contrast in colours.

Carla said...

Thanks Dawn. I really liked how the red stood out amongst all the black. It is quite a contrast.

bergerac said...

Elegance of grace refined in the beauty of a poetic verse.

Carla said...

Peter, why have I been unable to access your blog???

Camplin said...

Beauiful image. Wonderful words.

Carla said...

Camplin, Thank you. I am happy you think so.

Steffi said...

Fantastic lovely picture!

rowena said...

Gorgeous photo was the first thought in my mind, and then I realized that it's because I have YET to see a black swan. Como's lakes only seem to attract the white ones...and lots of - quack! quack! - ducks.

Carla said...

Steffi, Thank you so much. I'm glad you like it.

Rowena, This was the first time ever that I have seen black swans. They are absolutely stunning. They have a certain elegance that seems unsurpassed by anything else that I have previously seen.