The woods are lovely…

IMG_5537…Dark, and deep. But I have promises to keep…

It was about impossible to get Robert Frost’s famed poem out of my head on Saturday! Mom and I recently joined a local photography club, and our first outing was to shoot photos in the woods at on a trail at the American Chestnut Land Trust. We kept giggling about how we weren’t exactly “nature girls” — um, I’ll take the air conditioning and a nice glass of iced tea over a hike any time — but we’re trying to be adventurous, spontaneous and improve our photography.

And it was awesome! Everything was so lush and green, and we really enjoyed hanging out with the club members and learning some new techniques. I’m looking forward to attending the June meeting and getting a little better with my PowerShot G6! Yeah, I’m not entirely sure what I’m doing… but I’m having fun. And I got to spend some “pensive,” reflective time thinking about poetry! And communing with nature, sensing my place in the universe. How very existential.

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

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6 responses to “The woods are lovely…

  1. Those are some pretty pretty pictures!!! How fun! I should take a photography class. And get a new camera.

  2. Great photos–I like the flower shot the best.

  3. Nice pictures! I subscribe to several blogs on wordpress which are photography related, and I’m always in awe. I want to take pretty detailed pictures too!

  4. That’s one of the few poems I have memorized (each year in school we would have to memorize a poem, so I found that by choosing the same one every year I would have half a chance to remember it!).

    And in other news, I made chocolate chip banana bread on Friday based on your inspiring post about National Chocolate Chip Day!

  5. Wow! Really great pictures. Good job. I love being out in nature.

  6. uncertainprinciples

    Love those pics :)

    And Robert Frost has to be my favorite poet. In fact, I bought a book of his poetry recently, and read a couple of them before sleeping daily! They’re actually amazing.