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ivy sunhang on

today
hold on
.
climb where
you need to be

25 comments:

MedaM said...

Beautiful black and white photos! I like the compozition and the light on the first photo very much. I think that color version also is great.

Mrs. E said...

Textures. How do you do that in photograph? I want to touch the textures! Great job!

SE'LAH... said...

Beautiful images ELK! I'm climbing :-)

Sue said...

The light is especially beautiful in the first image; great choice of black and white.

We all have days where it seems like all we do is "hold on and climb."

Judy said...

Nicely done!

margie said...

very very good advice.

sherri said...

Love captures. I particularly like that little twining around the stem in the lower image. So delicate.

Puna said...

Black and white gives this vine a different perspective doesn't it?

MominJamaica said...

It doesn't matter how rough the surface and tough the climb is, we still reach the heights where the light is better and warmth abounds.........

Busymomma66 said...

I'm climbing (and sliding back occasionally) but at least I'm climbing. I'm going to be as tenacious as the ivy that grows in my backyard (It's pulling down the fence).

Love the pic, b&w -- my fave!!

Blessings.

Char said...

love the images climbing up - love the heart that you found along the way.

Gayle said...

I love these images. Sometimes I forget how much I like b&w. The quality of light in the first image is amazing! I'm going to keep your words in mind today. Very good advice.

robin bird said...

slow and steady wins the race! good marriage of image and idea :)

Toni said...

Excellent advice and excellent images, ELK. Love them in b&w.

Christina said...

Oh. I am shaking my head yes. Yes! Are we sharing a b&w theme today. What a pair we make, my friend.
xo

spread your wings said...

great advice today. you're such an inspiration to me - daily

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Wonderful images & words. Your self portrait is great too! So good to see you!

Suvarna said...

That second image stole my heart, beautiful!

Sharon said...

Beautiful! I love all the natural texture happening here.

*jean* said...

wonderful! your blog just keeps getting more beautiful!!!

e.o.w. said...

Big sighs... I needed that encouragement and will keep on holding on (what is that Dylan lyric? "keep on keeping on, like a bird, tangled up in blue...)

Love the shadows in that first photo.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I've got a kung-fu death grip going on right now, sister!

Oliag said...

Your photos inspire me more and more!...Love your self portrait too!

Megan Coyle said...

the title of this post and the first image really work well together. I'm really digging the texture you've captured here.

Teri said...

Wonderful ight on the ivy. Beautiful.