About this Product
Water drops rest on the curve of a leaf at the end of a remarkable journey, in this soothing, spiritual, nature print with poem.
"Cresting the hill, tired from journey
These drops need travel no farther
A few more steps, then comes rest
Triumph for this family of water"
"Wade in the Water" was what first came to my mind when I found Crossing. In this photo I see triumph, struggle, exaltation and exhaustion all at once. Crossing is a powerful, beautiful, sentient side of nature, and one of my personal favorites.
CROSSING will come with its poem included on a separate sheet of paper unless you choose "Poetry Print." Poetry Prints are 8x10 and feature the photo and poem side by side. You can see an example of one in the slide show above.
All photographs have a thin white border around the image to help with matting and framing. They will come hand signed, with their poem, in a protective Mylar sleeve.
If you prefer art that is ready to hang, I also offer prints on canvas, metal and wood. Canvas works especially well with these images as it gives them the look and feel of a painting, metal will make them shiny and vibrant, and prints on wood have a grainy, rustic feel.
Crossing is also available as a Greeting Card.
Thank you for visiting my shop!
**Photographs are printed to order, so please allow 5-7 days of processing time before I can ship to you. Shipping is free within the Continental United States.
International? Orders welcome! Please contact me and we'll figure out the best way to send your art to you.
Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have, or, to simply say hello and share a nature story. :)
Meet the Maker
Hello! Welcome to my shop. My name is Katharine Emlen and I am the writer / photographer behind The Poetry of Nature.
Nothing brings me greater joy than being outside in this beautiful world of ours. Nature, I find, provides the most wonderful canvas, no matter where you look. I have seen tremendous beauty in dying leaves, personalities hanging out in ditches, and remarkable compositions in the most unlikely of places.
Sometimes, I pretend I am an ant, because if I were an ant, those itty-bitty water drops would be pillows to rest upon, that blade of grass a slide, and the dew covered wheat, a jungle gym for play.
I tend to get lost in my imagination and I allow nature be alive...it's not just three drops on a leaf, but a family of travelers, not just a twisted tendril, but a lover's embrace...
When I allow Nature to be sentient, I see all sorts of stories within her. They are the same as ours! Triumph, struggle, comfort, joy....I see it in the twist of a tendril, patterns in ice, the way the water drops sit on the curve of a leaf.
Usually, I stumble upon these stories. And when I do, I hear a poem in my head, so I include it with the image. This is why I call this my work, The Poetry of Nature.
Thank you for stopping by!
~Katharine M. Emlen
How it’s Made
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I have to admit, I have a crush on Nature! How can I not when she's so exquisite?
All of my photographs were taken less than 6 inches from the ground. I use a small pocket camera that lets me get close up and intimate. I tend to get lost in my imagination when I take my photos, but that is when the stories appear and I hear poetry in my head. Every poem is specific to the image and tells the story of what it could be if we allow Nature to be sentient.
I do use a professional photo lab to print my work so please allow up to 7 days of processing time before I can ship to you, but often it is much less. I will send the poem to you on a separate sheet of paper, unless you choose the option to have them side by side in a poster format.
Thank you for stopping by! Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have, or, simply to say hello and share a Nature story!
Thank you for your interest in The Poetry of Nature!
All of my photographs are printed to order using a professional photo lab. Because of this it can take up to 5 days of processing time before I can ship to you. So please allow 7-10 days from when you order until you receive your photo with poem.
Greeting cards and postcards will be shipped right away. :)
The poem will be included on a separate sheet of paper, allowing you to choose if it is part of your display. Although "Poetry Posters" are unique options as they pair the image and poem side by side. You can see what this looks like in the photos offered for each image.
If you are unhappy with your image I am happy to offer a refund once the photograph has been returned. I am also happy to exchange it for a different one of the same size, once the original has been returned. Returns and exchanges are accepted up to two weeks from reciept of order.
I do not yet offer Digital Downloads, but I am more than happy to ship without the sturdy board backing to save on weight. Please contact me if interested and I will work with you on the most economical way to get you your Poetry of Nature print.