Photo © 2010 Sigrid Saradunn — smaller Lily Pond, Deer Isle/Stonington line
hidden lily pond
blue heron guards quietly
tourists stop quickly
Posted by siggiofmaine in Uncategorized Tags: Haiku Heights, lily pond, NaPoWriMo 2013
April 14, 2013 at 9:41 am
I love the mention of blue herons as guards !!!
April 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm
“Blue heron guards” They do look like guards in blue-gray uniforms. Very still and quiet.
April 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm
What a lovely picture ~ I too would stop and look closely ~
April 13, 2013 at 1:39 pm
Every lily pond needs a guard!
In Her Arms a Lily
April 13, 2013 at 1:47 am
Stopping quickly…made me laugh…i could hear the screeching sound of tyres as brakes of cars are applied…and see myself going quickly to cherish the spot..
April 13, 2013 at 2:16 am
thank you for the lovely comment…the hills of the island of Stonington, off the coast of Maine are filled with tire marks from sudden stops…mostly the fishermen after some adult beverages trying to avoid the tourists rubbernecking at the gorgeous scenery.
Before I realized the lily pond was there…and it is only a few feet off the narrow road, I used to…still do…think about how the children of early settlers must have sledded on the hills one side to another going as fast as they could to see if they could make it up the other side.
The beauty of the place is compact, but very serene once you are safely out of your car.
April 13, 2013 at 12:50 am
a delightful haiku.. i saw myself rushing to the pond.. 🙂
April 13, 2013 at 1:05 am
thank you for the lovely comment…you would enjoy the pond for sure.
April 13, 2013 at 12:36 am
Your haiku is wonderful, especially the line ‘ tourist stop quickly’ made me laugh somehow 😀 And the picture is amazing and serene 🙂
April 13, 2013 at 1:10 am
thank you for the nice comment. I never go there by myself…afraid some fisherman…not even a tourist !…will be whizzing along and take the door off my
car ! It is a beautiful and sererne spot once you get out of the car and the few feet to the pond. This coming summmer, if I can, I’ll have to take some photos
that show the spot from the top of the hills if I can pick a time will very little traffic. It is an island, and the locals drive like there aren’t any speed limits !
April 12, 2013 at 11:52 pm
Lovely contrast of action in this!
April 12, 2013 at 11:58 pm
Thank you for the nice comment.
You made me think that it ts that way at the pond…quiet, beautiful, but watch out for the cars whizzing by or stopping quickly to see what there is to see ☺
April 12, 2013 at 11:25 pm
lovely photo. and this haiku is beautiful.
April 12, 2013 at 11:30 pm
thank you for the nice comment…appreciate your visit here.
April 12, 2013 at 11:23 pm
Perhaps the tourists will rush by leaving the quiet lily pond for you to embrace alone!!
God’s Laughing Face
April 12, 2013 at 11:35 pm
luckily because it is in a harrowing place to pull off the road, it is not crowded, but it is a place to watch the cars in front of you. I only found it because I needed to turn around and go back to go to a buoy auction and noticed the pull off area by the road… and THERE IT WAS…the lily garden I couldn’t remember where it was !
Thanks for the comment and the visit.
April 12, 2013 at 10:25 pm
Thank you for your comment.
What I need to do, while the photo of the lily is a favorite of mine…
I need to get a photo of the bottom of the hairpin sweep of the two hills at which the lily pond is at the bottom of. I knew the last line would probably be confusing, but it is the essence of seeing the pond for the first time….and many times after…the island it is on is very hilly and I never can remember exactly where it is ☺
April 12, 2013 at 9:29 pm
Such an incredible image to go with your words. Especially fond of first two lines of haiku.
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