metal and glass

my mother
in her later years
was a bonsai gardener

theses were the tools
used to create art in the soil
now like much of her art
they are framed
as honored pieces in my home

frame

as I placed
framed metal
to photograph
for Monday Memories
the oak reflected
on the glass
filled
the
lens
&
my
heart

reflect

28 comments:

Puna said...

ELK, these scissors are so cold...love that reflection!

Mrs. E said...

Very cool photos!

Marcie said...

Beautiful reflections. Nice warm counter-balance to the cold metal.

Judy said...

I found you from over at The World in Black and White.
I love the last photo...it says a lot.

margie said...

Elk these are fabulous. i mean outrageously fabulous.

Georgia B. said...

you made me smile.
what a picture perfect opportunity!

just yesterday, my husband said to me that he wants a bonsai tree for his special room—we call it "the man cave"—where he has all his guitars and music and boy stuff.
:)

SE'LAH... said...

These look so antique...and the reflection is awesome.

MedaM said...

Those tools are really precious for you. Those are beautiful photos that you have taken and the reflection is fantastic and symbolic.

spread your wings said...

I like the way you captured these tools in the photos and by framing them. I've always admired a good bonsai - knowing it takes patience and dedication to develop a good specimen. It's just a special art.
nice memory on this monday. thanks

MaryAnn Ashley said...

I'm tearing.. you are always moving me.

amariaf2000 said...

Beautiful photo!

~angela @ peonypatch

Gayle said...

How beautiful, your images and your words. Your mom was a very talented woman and so are you!

Thank you for sharing this sweet memory with us today!

East Coast Wahine said...

I agree with Gayle, beautiful images and words!

beth said...

wonderful, simply wonderful.

A said...

love the connection we made in our posts!

Country Girl said...

And now you fill the hearts of others. Thank you.

Sharon said...

Great captures! I like the way you framed the tools.

jeanamarie said...

the second image is so powerful - wow - it made me draw my breath in suddenly - not a gasp, but more than that - more like speechless - (but obviously :) not typing-less) had it been in person...

i like seeing what you will put up as your new header! this is gorgeous!

Sue said...

Thank you for visiting my blog as well as leaving a comment. I am pleased to become acquainted with your blog and work. I will visit again.......

littlepurplecow said...

What a beautiful tribute. I too cherish the things my mother once loved. Thanks for sharing at Shutter Sisters.

Jewels said...

What a very special memory... you described it beautifully.

Kimmie said...

Wow ... just wow

Shalet said...

What a wonderful hobby! Happy Monday!

Toni said...

A beautiful post, in words and photos.

sherri said...

I like images like this. Nicely done.

Oliag said...

These tools do look like works of art...beautiful photos...love the reflections...

Char said...

such treasures....I love treasured memories too

kath said...

Wow. What a beautiful way to honour your Mother.