Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sky Watch at Indian Lake, Adirondack Mts. New York


We need to sing with all the voices of the mountains
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We need to paint with all the colors of the wind

Can you paint

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with all the colors
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of the wind?

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Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest


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Come taste the sunsweet berries of the Earth

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Come roll in all the riches all around you
And for once, never wonder what they're worth

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The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
The heron and the otter are my friends

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 And we are all connected to each other


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In a circle, in a hoop that never ends . . .


~ I imagine Our Creator to be in the center of this circle ~
and
my heart is filled with gratitude
~  ~  ~
Every August
my husband and son camp at Indian Lake in the Adirondack Mts.
The main event is the Perseids Meteor Shower.
This year, skies were cloudy during the day creating spectacular sunrises and sunsets
and super clear at night to see the meteorites!
Neither Chris nor Jason had a watch or cellphone.
All elements of time were left in the car.
They loved this!
and
They love having this time together.

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{photos taken by husband, Chris, at sunrise other photos by Chris and Jason}

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A BIG shout out to our hosts at  Sky Watch Friday
Thank you so much
Klaus Sandy Sylvia Wren Louise Fishing Guy

I am also participating in Friday's Pretties.
Enjoy more beauty at I Love Pretty Little Things
~ Thank you Joyce for Hosting Us ~

Thank you, Disney
and 
Thank you Pocahontas for the beautiful lyrics!

48 comments:

It's me said...

That pictures....are amazing !!! Maria.......so beautiful.......happy friday pretties.........it is very early..it is thursday sweetie.......hugs from me....Ria........

Gloria said...

VERY beautiful photos!!!
Beauty that only a Master Creator (God) could come up with!! So very pretty & inspiring!
Thanks for sharing!
Blessings to you,
Gloria
@}~`}~~~

Julie Harward said...

Awesome..it made my tummy do flip flops! Such beautiful pictures...and we are all connected..that is the way Heavenly Father wants us to be! :D

Diana said...

This is such an awesome tradition Maria. It is so beautiful there. Do you ever get to go?
Love Di ♥

koralee said...

Oh Maria...this is my favourite song...I always get a little emotional when I hear it..I could watch Pocahontas over and over and over again.
Your images are so so beautiful..you alway inspire me! Thank you for this today...just what I needed..I am feeling lonely as my Sydney went to her friends cabin for 5 days and like a mom I worry about her!
But the good news is my hubby and I are now going camping for a few days all by ourselves..this has not happened for 20 years! Everything comes full circle. I don't know whether to be happy or sad about that.

Hugs to you and your sweet family..hope your dad is doing well! What does he like to do? My mom and dad are sooooo into puzzles it's crazy they always have one on the go.

xoxoxoxo love you!

Barb said...

Maria, Chis and Jason took such amazing shots of their Adirondack adventure! They brought tears to my eyes - a wonderful respite for Dad and Son.

Linda said...

The words and the pictures - just amazing Maria.
I stood outside in the middle of the night searching the sky for meteors - to no avail. Did they get any meteor pictures?

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I don't have words for how beautiful these pictures are. You also just happened to set them to one of my favorite songs. This was really a treat...they must just stand in awe when the sky looks like that. Stunning.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Good morning Maria, how perfectly pretty nature is. Your men have made some gorgeous pictures. The second picture is amazing!!
Beautiful music too, i totally agree with the above comments.
I hope you are still enjoying every day of the vacation, spend with your father and your lovely family. Perhaps you can already hear the school bell ring far far in the distance?
Lots of love for a LOVEly Thursday dearest sweet friend xxxxx

EG Wow said...

Beautiful, Maria! What a delightful series!

Eaglesbrother said...

Great Series of shots..love the Pastel colors in the sunsets.

Sylvia K said...

Stunning, breathtaking captures and beautiful words to match! What a way to celebrate your incredible skies! Thanks for sharing the beauty as well as what looks like a really fun trip for your husband and son! Thanks for sharing the beauty, Maria! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Carol said...

How wonderful to have that father son time together and they captured some beautiful photos. That first sunset shot is amazing. The words are perfect with the pictures.

ascu75 aka Don said...

WOW Such a strong post. I gave up wearing a watch 15 years ago when I had to stop work due to my Multiple sclerosis. I dont miss knowing the time! every day I open my eyes to the wonders around me I give thanks. XXX Don

Judy said...

Love the first couple of photos, with the reflections in the lake!

Gramma Ann said...

The sunset pictures are Awesome. Very beautiful.

ewok1993 said...

a splendid collection.

happy skywatching.

Lorac said...

Looks like a great trip. Wonderful pics!

Lesley said...

The first two, especially, are spectacular!

Gypsy Lala said...

Maria, so many great shot, words can't tell, enjoy.

Carolyn Ford said...

Maria...these are all so spectacular but I am really in love with the 1st one...the pinks are just out of this world!

Cláudia Murakami said...

Nature is so real and awesome! It is earthly heaven!!! So bright and joyful images, Maria!!
Thank you, dear, so much for showing us this treasure!!
Kisses!! Bela.

Wanda..... said...

Maria, this is a most beautiful post, what heavenly skies your men witnessed!

Love the use of the Pocahontas lyrics...I'm a descendant of Pocahontas and John Rolfe.

Shey said...

One of my favorite songs too & each beautiful photo echos what each line says. Very well done.

This is such a beautiful place to camp out & watch the meteor shower.

Dianne said...

These are almost unbelievable, Maria. I know their time together was glorious. Thank you for giving us a little peek of it.

Hope everything is going well with your father.

Love, D.

LivingSoAbundantly said...

Incredible pictures!

Hildred and Charles said...

Such beauty leaves me speechless, - thank you for sharing....

Jean said...

Those photos are amazing. So incredibly beautiful!

Jenny the Pirate said...

God's creation is truly astonishing at every turn! What a magnificent set of photos. Thank you so much for sharing for it did my heart good to see them. Happy skywatching and happy Friday!

J Bar said...

Great shots. Amazing colours in teh top shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Rosie said...

Oh my dear...You are always looking to the skies...this is the way it should be. We should all keep our eyes and thoughts in this direction...
The sweet little button on my last post, is my grand niece...she is an absolute scream...so fun

Have the best Friday possible dearest
.......love Rosie........

chasity said...

wow~ this post was full of such amazing photos and powerful words.
god's color palette is breathtakingly beautiful and you captured it well.

Eds said...

Wow! Lots of beautiful photos! Congrat for a great entry! :)

Arija said...

What an amazing experience they had, the incredible beauty of the place, the most fabulous sunset AND a meteor shower!!!
What a wonderful place just for be-ing.
Your poem says it all, only The One can paint like that.

Francisca said...

Mother Nature at her best, with loving hearts to appreciate it. Lovely series of photos.

Powell River Books said...

You captured your trip in lovely photos. When my husband's mother still lived in New York we took her to an old fashioned resort in the Adirondack Mountains. It reminded me of the one in Dirty Dancing. We were just laughing about it this week during our kayak trip. For decades they served the same thing on a weekly menu. People at our table loved the fact that every Monday was meatloaf, Tuesday was turkey, etc. I just couldn't live like that. Give me a good camp under the stars. - Margy

Lori Skoog said...

You caught the light just right. Gorgeous shots.

Martina said...

Oh, thank you Maria, for this pretty trip! So important to get in touch with nature from time to time and feel this connection to "mother earth"! Take it with you!

indicaspecies said...

A delightful set of pictures!

Amanda said...

wow... jay and dad had a great trip!!! The pink and orange skies look like sorbet, and are almost delicious enough to eat!!! I love how you related the lyrics to Poc. and it was Indian lake =)

lazyclick said...

Beautiful views. Lovely colors.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Good morning, dearest Maria,

Just popped by to wish you a merry happy lovely Sunday. I hope everything is fine with your Dad and you will all together share sweet moments.
We are having lovely weather today, lots of sunshine. So we will be outside, swinging, running, tumbling backwards and forwards, flower picking, eating outside. We should enJOY these last days of Summer to the max, shouldn't we?
Lots of hugs, sweet Maria xxxxx

francis said...

Sweet very sweet Maria , I don't know if I can find the words to tell how you touch me by being you . How do I know you by reading and looking at your blog . The pictures ... the words you choose ... bringing them together but also telling in those about your life , what makes you happy , what touches you .... the magical mix of all of that ....traveling on a mysterious way to my laptop overhere in Holland .
No words te express the wonder of all that ....
Thinking of you , sitting with your father ......
and I listen to Pocahontas singing the song on youtube .....
Thank you sweet Maria . You inspire me and I am so thankfull I met you . Hope we can be friends forever ! Liefs

Avijeet Das said...

Captivating!! Maria i need to thank you thousand times for making me see so many great pics.Awesome Shots!! I am also a teacher like you and you know , taking classes and preparing the students for their exams taking a bit of time.Have missed a trip since long.Now after seeing these lovely snapa I am now packing my bags for a trip to the countyrside!! Thanks ever so much...Have a Great Weekend!!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful Maria...

Thank you for visiting me today and sharing with me your love for the King of Kings...

I don't always blog about my faith...it's ALWAYS there lying somewhere beneath each and every post. But today I just needed to bring it to the surface.

Love to you child of God...

Rebecca

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Wow! What spectacular pics! Love the sunset ones!
What a wonderful trip for your hubby and son.
~ Julie

Splendid Little Stars said...

Wow! wonderful! The skies are truly spectacular! It sounds like a very special trip. Thanks for sharing!

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful!! I love the first one, burning sky:-)