|"No haunts of earth so fair I deem..."|
When I went to college I was fortunate to be close enough to Kansas City for weekend trips to the beautiful Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, where I spent hours wandering through rooms of breath-taking art. My favorite painter has always been Claude Monet--the way he captures light on canvas fascinates me. So you can imagine my delight when I came face to face with his lovely painting, Sunrise on the Seine near Giverny. The painting immediately reminded me of 'my' stream (or 'crick' if you are from Indiana!)--the evocative, other-world effects of light on water draw you into the picture.
My stream and the Seine River may be half way around the world from each other, but both have the ability to soothe my soul and lift my spirits. And that makes them a favorite thing today! And to finish today's post, here is a lovely poem by Isaac McLellan, which captures some of the beauty and mysteriousness of the pictures above.
Forest and Stream