Sunday, October 6, 2013

Rye Wilderness


Rye Wilderness was a place of peace and quiet. I took these photos Dec 27, 2003. Now this lovely bridge is gone, replaced by a four lane speed trap, and miles of concrete. Every thing in these photos is destroyed.

Progress you know.     but we can still feel the peacefulness from the photos.

Find out what  Gospel of Goose says about finding peace.


The poetry of the earth is never dead... John Keats


Quiet is peace! Tranquility!  Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it.  Khaled Hosseini


Photo's taken with Kodak Easy share, 3.1 mp

29 comments:

Rebecca said...

I love quiet places like this.

GOOSE said...

MOM thought of that song with the line in it "Paved paradise and put up a parking lot" by Joni Mitchell. It's more than a little sad to see such beauty gone.
Blessings and Peace,
Goose

Terri Buster said...

Oh how sad that it is gone now!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

So peaceful looking, sad the bridge is gone...progress

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Golden LOVE it. Finding peace in nature. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It is hard to see how destroying such beauty can be called progress,but I know,it happens here all the time as well.Good thing you have these pictures with which to go back to that place of peace and quiet.

TexWisGirl said...

my first digital was a kodak easyshare, too. :) these are beautiful. sorry they destroyed the area.

EG CameraGirl said...

What a shame such a peaceful place is now a busy thoroughfare.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

This post reminds of the song Big Yellow Taxi by Counting Crows where they say "They paved paradise And put up a parking lot!"

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I didn't see Gooses comment until I after I made my comment. As a rule I never read the other comments. Great minds think alike. When I Googled it, it came up by Counting Crows.

Ginny said...

The blue blue sky reflecting in the water makes it look awesome, like the bluest water in the Caribbean And in the next to last picture it looks like fields of gold in the distance. What a shame it is all gone with the wind now...

Gail said...

Beautiful places to visit. The peace can be seen and felt. Great job. Your photo skills are amazing.

Susannah said...

Silence just means so much to me. I need it and enjoy it. I am sorry that progress took over this lovely quiet spot. Now....where do you go to find peace.....oh...your wonderful Beer Can Island!!!!!!!!!

Madi and Mom said...

THANK GOODNESS YOU STILL HAVE THE LOVELY PICTURES FROM 2003 TO REMEMBER THIS PEACEFULNESS
HUGS MADI AND MOM YOUR BFFF

Chatty Crone said...

I guess you are right - we scan still remember the way things were - and not all progress is bad. It sure was beautiful though.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Oh sad it is gone. Glad you put on file though thses pictures.

Beautiful!

Have a Great day!

Mersad said...

Would love to see how it looks now.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

S. Etole said...

When progress isn't progress. These are so peaceful.

Linda@arichtapestry said...

We all need peaceful places. I'm sure you're glad you still have these photos although it's sad to hear that the place is so different now.

Blackberry Lane said...

I adore peace and beauty. Thanks for sharing these photos. You have so many beautiful ones.

SweetMarie said...

this is one of the most beautiful post ever! so sad about the bridge being replaced by concrete!

Catherine said...

It's sad when a little piece of heaven is covered with concreate. :(
xo Catherine

Ann said...

It's pretty and it does look peaceful. A shame they had to change all that.
I'm a bit late getting around today. I haven't felt like being on the computer and won't have a post again tomorrow. Maybe Tuesday I'll be back :)

Michaele said...

Times change. So glad you brought these out to share. Looks like fall for sure.

SquirrelQueen said...

Once again Goose's Mom and I had the same thought about the "paving of paradise". It is such a beautiful spot and I'm glad your photos have preserved it for us to enjoy.

George said...

I sometimes feel that 'progress' is often oversold. These photos are beautiful -- and peaceful.

Terra said...

How sad to lose such a tranquil spot, a place the next generation will never get to enjoy. Joni Mitchell's song sums it up.

Paula Fraker said...

WOW~ beautiful and peaceful.

Betty Manousos said...

wow, these are some amazing reflections!!
how sad about the bridge being replaced by concrete!