Friday, February 25, 2011

Power and Majesty

Water its living strength first shows,
When obstacles its course oppose.
~~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

from our tour through the mountains of Norway

The world turns softly
Not to spill its lakes and rivers,
The water is held in its arms
And the sky is held in the water.
What is water,
That pours silver,
And can hold the sky?
~~Hilda Conkling

19 comments:

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Beautiful sentiments, beautiful photos!

rosaria said...

What a stunning sight! Yes, indeed, power and majesty.

ELK said...

this is incredible ..just beautiful

Dimple said...

This photo emphasizes water's power, I think, and illustrates Goethe's words, while the last poem brings out other qualities of it. Nice post!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

OOOOFFF. Look at that powerful water moving through!!

Donna said...

Brings me right back to my Norweigan roots....strong, bold and headstrong! Thanks for the memories of family I love!!

Turquoise Diaries said...

Amazing photo, beautiful words. What else can I ask for?? :))

mermaid gallery said...

I can feel the spray....cooled me right down....

RuneE said...

It was a beautiful specimen you had found here. I can almost hear it roar and feel the spray.

Magnificent :-)

Rachel Cotterill said...

Oh, beautiful! I really want to go to Norway this summer.

B. Meandering said...

Incredible!

Pooch Purple Reign said...

WOW... awesome shot !
~laura xx

S. Etole said...

a truly majestic sight ...

Leslie said...

Ohhhh, how I love this post. The incredible photo, the incredible verses. Thank you for this.

...and sorry i scared you with that fingerpainting post ;)

Ron said...

Water. Baptism. Fresh life! Canoe gliding on its glistening shimmer. Source of life. Giver of weightlessness. Freedom! Frolic with grand children! Thank you, water!

Korkowski Kit & Kin said...

Becky: I had lunch w/Linda today and she brought my book (from you) with her today...she had forgotten the last time we met. As I flipped pages of Style By Nature, I knew immediately that this will provide me inspiration and some happy dreaming in front of the fireplace tonight. Love what I saw on my quick 'inspection'. Thank you again for sharing with me...it will be used. Bev

Anne Marie... said...

holy cow...that picture is beautiful Becky!!!! I would love to camp there for about a month!

I'm so happy you are taking care of your neighbors...it starts somewhere...and always is rewarded!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

beautiful Becky
Water is so emotionally healing!!! your shot shows just how powerful it is!!

Hope you are well and have a lovely weekend.. trying to slowly get back into blogging... should manage about 2 blogs a day.. hahahahha

Have fun.. xxxx Julie

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Ohhhhh just stunning.
D.