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Afternoon At The Lake, Poem By : Sandi Vander Sluis

The Lake 1
Carraigbraghan lake, county Waterford
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Afternoon At The Lake

by Sandi Vander Sluis

I sit by the lake on this wondrous day,
watching the reflection of flowering trees,
rippling past watching appreciative eyes.

Breathing in the smell of glorious summer,
as chattering frogs and birds sing,
their way of celebrating the new season.

The Lake 2

The lush green forest surrounds and protects me.
Soft fluffy white clouds in the blue sky above
play peekaboo with the bright yellow sun.

I feel a peaceful feeling overtaking me
and my spirits seem to soar from within
just like the eagle circling, floating above.

The wind softly whispers through the trees,
as I rest on the soft green bed beneath me,
drinking it all in – glad to be one with nature.

11 responses

  1. Beautiful summer post Nigel. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    July 15, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    • Hello Sharon πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you !!! very pleased you enjoyed πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      July 15, 2014 at 5:01 pm

  2. Happy Summer Nigel, this is a gorgeous scene with its deep, rich colors.

    July 15, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    • Hello Mary πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Happy Summer days to you too !!!!

      Very pleased you liked πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      July 15, 2014 at 5:02 pm

  3. OH yes such a lovely place πŸ˜‰ I’d spend many afternoons there as well!

    July 15, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    • Hello Morgan πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      July 15, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      • Hi Hi πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

        July 15, 2014 at 6:43 pm

  4. Would love to go there – thank you. By the way do you take the Black and White magazine – there are some good monotone landscapes this month.

    July 15, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    • Hello Diana πŸ™‚

      Thank you !!!

      Yes I did up until about Christmas , I love and will subscript again soon , just wanted to catch up with the stack of them I have before getting more !!!

      Great Mag !!!!!

      July 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm

  5. poppytump

    Just as Summer should be . Both lovely Nigel .

    July 15, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    • Hello Poppy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Yes – true πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Thank you !!!!

      July 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm

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