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Old Mar 13, 2010, 9:24 PM   #1
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I WANDERED lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.




Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.



The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:




For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.


William Wordsworth (1798)



Cold, windy day....but beautiful color with the first blooms of spring.

Paul

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Old Mar 13, 2010, 10:20 PM   #2
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WOW, Great job controlling exposure in difficult lighting!
the second shot could be a magazine ad. Good work, Paul.
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 5:15 PM   #3
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Very nicely done, Paul-

I love the first shot.

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Old Mar 14, 2010, 5:52 PM   #4
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Wow, Paul, these are fantastic, especially your first shot... that one is absolutely spot on!

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Nicely done, Paul.

I haven't seen any signs of spring up here yet except rain and not snow. But, I know it's not far behind. (I hope at least. We've had snow storms in April before.)

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Wonderful shots, and very fitting for Wordsworth's poem. Spring must be here, it's been raining for the past 3 days, sometimes with thunder, sometimes just hard rain, sometimes soft rain. Lousy weather but it must be spring - there's no snow and the ice on the pond near where I'm staying has pretty much melted.
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Paul, nicely done! The pictures and the poetry. You have captured these flowers perfectly. I agree with others that #1 is awesome!

Your spring is a good month ahead ours. You're giving me something to look forward to.

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Wonderful shots, and very fitting for Wordsworth's poem. Spring must be here, it's been raining for the past 3 days, sometimes with thunder, sometimes just hard rain, sometimes soft rain. Lousy weather but it must be spring - there's no snow and the ice on the pond near where I'm staying has pretty much melted.
Harriet,

I spoke to friends in New Hope today; they have been without electricity due to loss of power from a bad wind/rain storm.

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Old Mar 15, 2010, 6:41 AM   #9
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Wonderfully illustrated poem - you & Wordsworth (& the gardener) did well! First is stunning, all are great!
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