Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Friend or foe



days end brings us
here

momentarily
to this place
of familiar terrain
you and i

we take pause
with shallow breath
hearts racing

friend or foe
in locked gaze

caution recalled
as boundaries dissolve
with departing tide
reflections

friend or foe

which be you

friend

            or

                      foe

~ ~ ~

I always find it fun and challenging to find a photo and embrace it with words that tell a story.  There are others who do it so much better than me like Brian at WayStationOne.  Take a few minutes and wander around his posts.  He is very talented!

I may be a little absent on my visits this week.  I'm traveling out to Scottsdale to visit a friend and then joining up with The Professor who will have put in a couple of days of Utah skiing and visiting our son.  I won't be skiing this trip ... my knees just aren't up to it lately.  (This growing old business is not for the young of spirit!)

Oh well ... at least I'll enjoy the 'apres' part of it!  

Thanks for dropping by and I'll look forward to catching up with all of you later this week.

Stay well,


47 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

sweet.

enjoy your travels once again, reena!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful image you have made.

Ivanhoe said...

Sounds like a good plan. And you will be able to take some pictures this way ;) Safe travels!

Daryl Edelstein said...

Enjoy the sun and the snow .. travel safe and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday! xo

Beth said...

safe travels. you have fun. maybe you will find some great shots to share. (:

jennyfreckles said...

What a beautiful picture, with all those colours in the background. They're such sweet little birds too.

Ginny said...

I like the story you have put with this picture, and the photo is adorable. Growing old ain't for sissies, as Bette Davis once said. Have fun on your break!!!!

S. Etole said...

What a cute little couple of birds.

Gillian Olson said...

This is a beautiful image, I don't know what you are using to edit it but you are good girl! Love the words too!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Have a wonderful trip! Hugs! ♥

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Ms. Reena!!
Lovely pictures as usual....My assistant had to take my Grandmapeep to the dr. today we are soooooooo late. We wish you safe travels!! Mom says she'd be ok not skiing (MOL not that she knows how) but she has always wanted to be at a ski lodge in the winter with a good book, a fireplace and a steaming cup of coffee.
Hugs Madi

Ross said...

Have a great time! Really nice image!

Country Girl said...

And I will look forward to catching up with you on Sunday. Can't wait!

My Journey With Candida said...

Have a great time on your little vacation. We have been running around so much that I have a hard time getting packed, unpacked and repacked for each place we go. Sometimes it becomes a lot of work.

Cozy Little House said...

Love the photo and words accompanying it!
Brenda

Ann said...

love the picture and I think you are very good at matching words to the photos.
Happy travels to you, enjoy your visits

rainfield61 said...

Right or wrong, black or white, friend or foe.

And Yin-Yang.

Pat said...

Your words are lovely, Reena, and so is the image. Enjoy your trip.

Ed Pilolla said...

brian certainly is talented, and so are you. nice piece.

grammie g said...

HI Reena...I love the way you used this image and put these words to it ..well done !!
I also read Brians he is very good...but your is still very good!!
Grace

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

You've got your travelin' shoes on don't you?!! We just get you back from FL and you're off again! Love it!!.... have fun watching the skiers and sunsets in the mountains!

Margie said...

Lovely words to accompany your capture. Have a wonderful trip!

Sylvia K said...

Your capture looks like a painting, Reena, and is so beautiful, as are your words! Such a lovely post for the day! I do hope you have a great trip. I know all too well about knees and you're so right about growing old not being for the young of spirit!!

Sylvia

Saun said...

Very pretty....

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, I fear I'd have to join you in the "apres" part!! The knees here won't handle stuff like that any more either. But I bet there'll be something interesting to do -- lots of good people watching and photo taking, maybe?

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i have been offline most of the day and what a treat to come back to right before bed...thank you for the smiles...and a lovely verse as well...def know the feeling as boundaries blur..friend or foe...

Linda R said...

Well I happen to thing your writing is fabulous.. Right up there with your photos...

Hugs, Linda

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful capture and lovely words, Reena! Have a safe and fun trip to Utah.

Steve Gravano said...

Yea I hear ya on that knee stuff.... getting old sucks! Great poem to go along with the photo! It's a talent to be able to do both!

LadyFi said...

Gorgeous words and a lovely artistic photo! Enjoy your time away.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

I always love what you do with your photos - and this time with your words, too, and the talented Brian Miller is one of my most favorite bloggers. Maybe next time you get out to AZ we can meet. Enjoy your trip! We're having gorgeous weather.

Kathy said...

Having just returned from a wo-week trip to Phoenix/Scottsdale I can tell you this is one of the best times to visit. The flowers are gorgeous, the nights crisp, and the days warm. I'll be glad to see what you find to photo from my old hometown!

Sandra said...

enjoy AZ and I hope you find friends not foes

Mental P Mama said...

Happy trails!

islandwonder said...

Great photo! Enjoy your trip.

Evelyn S. said...

Beautiful (and thought-provoking) words to accompany a most-beautiful photo, Reena.

edgar said...

It's not easy to write poetry especially if it has to accompany a painting or a photo. I find it hard.

It's an impressionist's colors.Very nice.

Barbara said...

Brian is really very talented, isn't it? But you did a great job, too! Have fun on all your adventures!

Catherine said...

Travel safe friend! Look forward to more of your wonderful photos when you return.
xo Catherine

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

The way those birds are watching you is really interesting. I see why they inspired your poem.

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Great colors. They must be twins. :-)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I always love your sea bird captures, Reena. :)

Andrew Fulton said...

Another lovely post.. the image is beautiful..
Take care on your travels.

CherryPie said...

Such a beautiful image and words :-)

I hope you enjoy your travels :-)

Marcie said...

So beautiful. All of it - both the words and the images!

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

So sweet Reena...

Have a good week!
cvb

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

sooo beautiful!!