Honeysuckle Glow

Honeysuckle | Woodbine        Lonicera periclymenum

Around the shores of Loch Morar on the west coast of Scotland       •      24 June 2013
Photograph by Mark O


By Mark O

Posted on 19 July 2013


The light above the flowering honeysuckle made it glow with life as it stretched higher for the life-giving sun.  I wanted to make sure I photographed the honeysuckle against the bright sky in an attempt to show it reaching for the light, and its source of life.

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

We'll Meet Beside The Dusky Glen.

We'll meet beside the dusky glen,
       on yon burn-side,
Where the bushes form a cozie den,
       on yon burn-side:
Though the broomy knowes be green,
       Yet there we may be seen;
But we'll meet — we'll meet at e'en,
       down by yon burn-side.
I'll lead thee to the birken bower
       on yon burn-side,
Sae sweetly wove wi' woodbine flower,
       on yon burn side:
       There the busy prying eye
       Ne'er disturbs the lover's joy,
While in other's arm they lie, down
       by yon burn-side.

Lines from a song by poet Robert Tannahill (1774-1810) as chronicled on p.254 in Celebrated Songs of Scotland | John D. Ross editor | William Pagan, Jr. & Son, Publishers | New York 1887


Honeysuckle Glow was posted on Friday, July 19, 2013


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