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Friday, January 30, 2015

Stay With Me

This post is dedicated to the memory of our friend and mentor Dr. Ian Jamieson (Shown on right of photo below)
1956 - 2015

Chariots of copper and silver –
Prows of silver and steel –
Ploughing the foam –
Rooting up stumps of the thorns.
The currents of the heath,
And the vast ruts of the ebb-tide,
Flow away in circles towards the east,
Towards the pillars of the forest,
Towards the posts of the jetty,
Whose angle is battered by whirlwinds of light.
By Arthur Rimbaud


  1. Your photos are lovely, Mark! Frost limned branches are beautiful, especially on trees that form cotton candy puffs in the distance. The boat is haunting! When I saw your post title "Stay with Me", I thought it would be Sam Smith's song, which I love. But I enjoyed this too. Have a great weekend, and stay warm!

  2. Some lovely captures Mark. But I specialy like the Peregrine Falcon!!!!

  3. Beautiful Mark. I particularly love that last one with the flashes of yellow. Hope you're well and keeping warm over there!

  4. Your birds are so self-possessed. It always amuses me to see birds walking even though I know that is their preferred method of moving from A to B. Love that round little critter with one foot in the air. Life is good.

  5. Birds and mammals other than human self-aware? We flatter ourselves, demean these beautiful creatures to believe otherwise - of course they are self-aware. They are as Henry Beston said: “We patronize the animals for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they are more finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other Nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time.”

    1. This quote is amazing. I'll copy and put up in my studio.
      Thank you.

  6. A wonderful dedication to your friend and mentor, Mark.