fotografia della madre

A mother's photographs

Weekly Photo Challenge : Path

on September 2, 2011

My favourite paths are found in the Midlands, South Africa.

I can’t help myself, I have to include the best ‘path’ poem:

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

36 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge : Path

  1. Robin says:

    You’re right the Midlands do have some of the most beautiful areas… And I think I taught this poem once. (By the way, your link from the challenge page doesn’t seem to be working… You may want to repost)

  2. yi-ching lin says:

    oh my goodness, beautiful tree-lined path!

  3. ceceliafutch says:

    Beautiful photos, and one of my favorite Frost poems, too. Fantastic post!

  4. Nisha says:

    i am spell-bound looking at those pictures. wondering how beautiful the place would be!

  5. Nicole says:

    One of my favorite things in life is a tree-lined path or driveway…simply MAGICAL. Great and wonderful and beautiful and scenic photo you have here. 🙂

  6. Brenda says:

    Great photos, and I love the poem too 🙂

  7. one of my favorite poems also; love the photos

  8. Jo Bryant says:

    What a great post – loved the photos, but I am really glad you included the poem.

  9. suitablefish says:

    beautiful tree-lined paths. great shots.

  10. Beautiful scenes. And love the poem.

  11. jakesprinter says:

    Both blog poem and photo is good

  12. Love the top image. Very nice.

  13. Margaret says:

    Beautiful. Both are very evocative!

  14. Both good photographs but I prefer the first one. I could imagine myself walking down that long path

  15. vaguedujour says:

    I’m loving the pictures, especially the first one! Very nice. 🙂

  16. absolutely beautiful path, gorgeous colors! I also want to thank you for visiting my blog, and leaving your kind comments! I was also tempted to quote Robert Frost’s poem, as it is one of my favorites as well! it was nice to meet you!

  17. pix & kardz says:

    Great images – and thank you for sharing the poem, an old favourite of mine, too.

  18. 2e0mca says:

    Reminds me of some of the country estate paths/roads in Scotland. Nice colours on the trees at the top.

  19. Mizz says:

    am lovin the color….so beautiful!

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