Friday, 8 October 2010

Clouds


"I've looked at clouds from both sides now...."  was the line that came into my head when I thought about posting this photo, another shot of the lake at Harewood.  Isn't it interesting how deeply those songs we listened to in our youth become embedded in our brains? I haven't listened to Joni Mitchell for years now, but still the lyrics - from "Both Sides Now" - are there waiting to leap into my consciousness.

"Still somehow it's clouds' illusions I recall; I really don't know clouds at all."

(Hmm, isn't it interesting as well that sometimes what you end up blogging about is a complete surprise - even to you!)

For the song on a video, click here.
For more photos around the Harewood Estate, click the Harewood label below.

For more interesting and varied offerings on the theme of 'Weekend Reflections', please leap over to James's 'Newtown Daily Photo'.

40 comments:

  1. I remember this song in "Love actually",( emma Thompson loves it), and also in "You've got a mail",( tom hanks is speaking of it with Meg Ryan). I love this song very much; When Joni Mitchell wrote it, she was not a lot more than 20 years old, but she already understood everything about love and life...

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  2. A beautiful place.
    A great shot...
    Love the reflections on the lake Jenny.
    Costas

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  3. I really enjoy your reflections. And, yes, I'm often surprised to read my posts a day or so after publication. My usual reaction is, 'where did that come from?'

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  4. And just like it is the cloud illusion that I recall, I recall that when I first heard that song I was young, carefree, the sun was always shining and you could get a decent pint of beer for 20p.

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  5. I did a post recently about clouds and used that very song!! Lovely photos of Harewood

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  6. Love that shot. So pretty. I like clouds because they are never the same. We think they are..but they're not. :)

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  7. Lovely - give me a book and a warm pullover and that's me for the afternoon - and perhaps my iPod. Thanks for the video link.

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  8. A perfect song for this post! And a nice reminder of one of my favorite singer/song writers from my high school days. ~Lili

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  9. Great reflections on the lovely still waters!

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  10. This is such a gorgeous reflection! Really breathtaking! And that was a favorite song of mine, too! What lovely memories! Thanks! Enjoy your weekend, Jenny!

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  11. A famous song for what will be a famous photo.

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  12. Nice shot Jenny.

    Believe it or not, I bought a Joni Mitchell LP (yes a vinyl disc) yesterday. It was used and had one track on it that I haven't been able to find on iTunes. The album is called Shadows and Light and the track is the Frankie Lyman hit 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love' I wanted it mainly for the saxophone solos. True story.

    Let's not forget that Joni Mitchell is Canadian, born in Saskatchewan. Of course she hasn't lived here in ages but I understand she has a home somewhere up the coast in B.C.

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  13. Oh I get this so totally Jenny. I had a string of 'em the other week. I think it's the right brain doing its thing... Creative types often say they don't know what the outcome is until they're done... painters, writers.. Joni's song matches your lovely photo perfectly.

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  14. What a great reflection picture. Lovely the clouds in the water

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  15. I know in England you don't have many blue skies (am originally from Holland), so you're a lucky one:)

    bridge in Sacramento, CA,
    Jeannette

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  16. Great place, caught in a great moment, with those ducks crossing, and this marvelous sky... Thanks for the sharing.

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  17. So glad that you reminded me of the song and I clicked over just to hear it again. You could not have painted a more lovely reflection than you captured with your camera. Beautiful.

    Genie

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  18. Beautiful and so calm!
    Have a nice weekend:)

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  19. Still water, beautiful clouds ! I love it !

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  20. A beautiful song and very fitting! I've heard that song a million times, but the lyrics never registered until now.

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  21. gorgeous Jenny...and I love joni mitchell too...her song comes to me often when sky gazing...and having deep conversations with my teenage daughters.

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  22. I love Joni Mitchell, still listen to her all the time

    beautiful photo
    I love the stillness

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  23. A magical shot! Happy weekend!

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  24. A wonderful song and your photos pay homage to it.

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  25. What great reflections! Love this shot.:)
    Well done.

    Hope you have a nice weekend.
    B xx

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  26. A perfect, peaceful scene-- so serene!

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  27. Magic clounds in water 8
    Great capture

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  28. The clouds in the water are wonderful, Jenny!

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  29. A perfect reflection. And such a lovely sky!

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  30. Another good one. Beautiful work!

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  31. That is a truly lovely photo. doesn't that look like the place to take a picnic basket and just soak in peace and maybe drown a few worms? Nice.

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  32. the reflection you captured is so dreamy and beautiful.

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  33. Jenny, are we in the same era? I love this song! And your shot is so gorgeous. Got me humming this song!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  34. I remember that song being a solo in our school play the year I left junior school; which is quite a while ago now :)

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  35. It's a beautiful photo! It's almost as if the tree branches are painting the sky reflection onto the water.

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