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of mists and mellow fruitfulness

By Paree
helo back again,
been very very busy,

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.

Tags: Digitally manipulated Digital art Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: NaturesHaven, helenlinda, Pete and 38 more

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Paree 13 616 3
28 Sep 2012 10:19AM
those who know me will know
how i love the poems of john claire, and although the above its Keats,
this is what inspired the picture,

That brought him comfort in its long dark night,

As joyful list’ning, while the fire burnt bright,

Some neighbouring labourer’s superstitious tale, 60

How “Jack-a-lantern,” with his wisp alight,

To drown a ’nighted traveller once did fail,

He knowing well the brook that whimper’d down the vale

and are found in the fens,

just imagine the days when light pollution did not exist, and when they would appear.

some folks were frightened of then.
and called them spirits

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helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 10:35AM
Pointing to the arrival of Autumn and all its beauty
Love the poem by Keats which fits the image very well
A lovely piece of work Maureen SmileSmile
28 Sep 2012 10:45AM
Stunning. I can't think of a better word to describe this image.
Terry Grin
28 Sep 2012 11:18AM
Very imaginative and creative work, Paree. Deep
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
28 Sep 2012 11:25AM
A wonderful ode to the sleep of summer and the arrival of autumn. Beautiful.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
28 Sep 2012 11:37AM
Another trip to a fantasy world.

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 11:54AM
Very imaginative, beautiful and skilled composite. I like the theme and the accompanying poetry. Being constructive, for me the deer stands out as being too sharp for where is it supposed to be in the background and so doesn't quite sit as well with the rest. Perhaps making it smaller and moved to the other side of the stone circle with a bit of blur added to it might be a more balanced position too?
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
28 Sep 2012 11:57AM
Welcome back Paree - we missed your touch of magic. Smile
Paree 13 616 3
28 Sep 2012 12:21PM
thanks for the comments and advice always welcome

pieaddict 11 73 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 12:34PM
Paree 13 616 3
28 Sep 2012 12:37PM

i know Ive been away but its all changed, cant seem to upload my variant any help pleeease
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 12:42PM
An amazing image - so well worked!
To load a variant - Go to Options (below your image on this page), Upload a Version, Choose Photos, wait for it to upload and then Back to Photo (or something like that if I remember correctly!).
Leilani 13 29 3 England
28 Sep 2012 12:55PM
Great image and accompanying poetry Smile
Paree 13 616 3
28 Sep 2012 2:09PM

Quote:An amazing image - so well worked!
To load a variant - Go to Options (below your image on this page), Upload a Version, Choose Photos, wait for it to upload and then Back to Photo (or something like that if I remember correctly!).

thanks carol, i have tried that,
it seems to upload ok but doesnt appear under the photo,
i will try again later.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
28 Sep 2012 2:59PM
Very lovely work. With a sad feel to it.......Sandy
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
28 Sep 2012 5:40PM
Another of your absolutely wonderful creations. I really like the ancient structure in the background -- adds a timeless spirituality to the whole thing.
Paree 13 616 3
28 Sep 2012 6:05PM

Quote:Very lovely work. With a sad feel to it.......Sandy

thank you Walter and sandy,

yes there's a sad feel the image,
i dont really like the autumn,
winter i can cope
keeping warm and cosy and knowing the spring is on its way.

but the autumn is not really my thing.

i was originally going to call the image waiting,
or autumn sacrifice. ?

well i am not sure if the title influences the image or not.
what do you think ??

does the title make the image appear differently,
i think it does Wink

and Walter although i have manipulated the stones,
one of my fondest memories is visiting Avebury stone circle one very quite and peaceful autumn morning when it was misty and magical.

and we were the only ones there.


p.s. i have just tried to upload a variant again and although it appears successful, i cant find it any suggestions.l.l
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 8:32PM
I love the atmosphere that you have created, and the colours are just sublime ! Smile

Paree 13 616 3
28 Sep 2012 10:30PM
thank you Barry Grin
exposure Plus
14 5.9k England
28 Sep 2012 10:41PM
A beautiful image & effect Paree & lovely words.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 12:30AM
You take me to dream realms that are so uplifting to visit.

You could put in a report about the versions problem.
Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 10:51PM
Its beautiful Paree , in the midst of the standing stones
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
7 Oct 2012 3:10AM
Seamless work,,works like a charm,,Wink

jamestheboy 8 447 5 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 9:33AM
This is very good Paree I wish I could do photos like this expertly done like all your pictures very well done

james Smile
Tibetan 6 3 England
14 Oct 2012 5:18PM
It clicked a soon as I saw Herne and the flickering lights, a very good atmosphere in this and well executed!, well done regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
teabelly 7 45 England
31 Oct 2012 10:11AM
Really delicate and beautiful work.

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