Thursday, May 20, 2010


William Wordsworth has set the tone - it’s all about daffodils and clouds these days.
The succulent green and yellow sprouts originating from the earth.

The clouds from the sky.

Me somewhere in the middle. 

Photos © Grete S. Kempton


  1. Funny, but I'm reading a book entitled, "The Cloud of Unknowing". The title drew me in, of course. Yes, the middle is sometimes a nice place to be. Your photos are amazing and you are beautiful! Blessings!

  2. Grete, your photos are truly incredible. So vivid ... and Marion is right, you are beautiful.

    There is a fabulous book called The Cloudspotters Guide. It has changed the way I look at the sky. There is even a society where people post "cloud art". Nature is stunning really. xx Jos

  3. Marion - thank you, sweet you - for complimenting me on the photos. And here YOU are as well, your face this time :-) and may I pay the tribute back - and such gorgeous smile....

    As for being in the middle: Because of the poem, me feelings of being both earthly and celestial are strengthened. I have my head in the sky and my feet on the ground..... at least sometimes.....

    I tried to find the book on Amazon, but there was 205 results on "The Cloud of Unknowing", The title is intriguing, though, I get why the title drew you in.

    Also thank you, Jos, I am so glad you enjoy the photos. I get such enormous pleasure from taking them.

    As for the Cloudspotter’s Guide - I looked through the first pages at Amazon and absolutely LOVED their manifesto - especially this -

    “We think that clouds are Nature’s poetry, and the most egalitarian of her displays, since everyone can have a fantastic view of them.”

    And this is for Mr. William himself -

    “We seek to remind people that clouds are expressions of the atmosphere’s moods, and can be read like those of a person’s countenance.”


  4. Gorgeous photos. Thank you.

  5. Grete, I've just found your beautiful blog via Becca of Becca's Byline, and am entranced, or as we say in Ireland, "taken away with it". I love that I came along when The Daffodils is a theme also, as this was my mother's favourite poem, and it's so nice to be with it again for a while. Thank you.

  6. ds -

    And thank you for noticing!

    GreenishLady -

    Thank you for stopping by! The Daffodil poem is cherished by many, and is also among my British Mother-in-law’s favourites. At least - daffodils are. When we visit at Easter time, the first thing she does, is guide me into the garden to look at the daffodils.

    I viewed you web page and saw your interest in Soul Collage. I actually bought the book about a month ago - intriguing!


  7. Erin -

    And You
    are kind.