Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange

March 6, 2015 at 4:07 pm 14 comments

Cliff Sunrise
Lizard Crabs Sea Lions

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Galapagos Islands in Ecuador is one place that I know Emily Dickinson would have loved to visit, most especially in the fall when it’s resplendent in hues of orange. Could she have made the accompanying poem better? I wonder.

I’ll tell you how the sun rose,–
A ribbon at a time.
The steeples swam in amethyst,
The news like squirrels ran.
The hills untied their bonnets,
The bobolinks begun.
Then I said softly to myself,
“That must have been the sun!”
But how he set, I know not.
There seemed a purple stile
Which little yellow boys and girls
Were climbing all the while
Till when they reached the other side,
A dominie in gray
Put gently up the evening bars,
And led the flock away.

Emily Dickinson


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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mei-Mei  |  March 6, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Happy to find someone else using some photos of the Galapagos for the weekly challenges ๐Ÿ™‚ Such a beautiful place.

    • 2. plaridel  |  March 7, 2015 at 9:49 am


      such a beautiful place, indeed. thank you for visiting.

  • 3. Francesca Smith  |  March 7, 2015 at 2:05 am

    What a beautiful place, and the poem sent a swirling wave of colours through my imagination.

    • 4. plaridel  |  March 7, 2015 at 9:49 am


      thank you. i love your comment.

  • 5. Photography Journal Blog  |  March 7, 2015 at 4:54 am

    Lovely choices for your gallery.

    • 6. plaridel  |  March 7, 2015 at 9:49 am

      photography journal blog:

      thank for your comment. it’s very encouraging.

  • 7. milliethom  |  March 7, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Wonderful selection of photos for this challenge. The Galapagos Islands look wild and magnificent. I love Emily Dickinson’s poem, too – beautiful imagery.

    • 8. plaridel  |  March 7, 2015 at 9:50 am


      it should be in the bucket list of nature’s lovers.

      • 9. milliethom  |  March 7, 2015 at 9:52 am

        Yes, it should. I’d better add it to mine, I think. You are very fortunate to have been there.

        • 10. plaridel  |  March 7, 2015 at 7:09 pm


          you won’t regret it. best time to visit is in the fall.

  • 11. Dina  |  March 7, 2015 at 10:58 am

    What a lovely gallery!

    • 12. plaridel  |  March 7, 2015 at 7:09 pm


      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

  • 13. Suzanne Joshi  |  March 8, 2015 at 4:19 am

    Lovely photos and a lovely poem.:)

    • 14. plaridel  |  March 8, 2015 at 9:41 am


      thank you. you could tell i’m an emily dickinson fan. ๐Ÿ™‚


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