two gifts of love


a gift
the little girl's soft hand gently passes the cream pitcher to me
her cocoa eyes shining from behind dark fringed hair
thanking me for the year of music

a gift of love

her confident smile and excited eyes sparkle
magic swirls around the room as proud friends and family
murmur words of love and celebration to our friend graduating from high school

blue gift

40 comments:

Mrs. E said...

Beautiful post!! Ahhh... you make my day!

Liss said...

Lovely as always.

I think I want to pinch your mug.

beth said...

is your daughter's graduation this weekend ?
congrats to all !!

Katie in MA said...

The most beautiful love of all is that which is passed around.

Happy Love Thursday!

Puna said...

Congratulations! Here's to a bright and blessed future.

margie said...

just lovely. and happy. how nice is that?

*jean* said...

sweet and lovely, passing on the gifts of love....

kath said...

Happy Love Thursday. I'm still in bed, taking care of myself, just like you told me to! It's easy with Barry doting on me.

elk said...

i decided to give these mugs filled with goodies as gifts to seniors this year ...we have a lot graduating...my daughter will be next year...

Georgia B. said...

elk, that first shot is amazing! it's one of the most beautiful shots i have ever seen from you. wow. wow. wow. i just don't know what else to say.

were you playing with the processing on this one? it's stunning!

Cam@Journey Wildly said...

Congrats to the graduates! And, it's senior year for your daughter? She is going to have a blast!

I love those mugs! Do you mind sharing where you found them?

Happy Love Thursday!

suehenryphotography said...

The first image is exquisite.

As is typically the case with your posts, the words are beautiful.

Did you, or do you, teach music? The "year of music" comment caught my attention.

elk said...

georgia~ not really processed, natural light ...it is my kitchen window with a piece of white paper as the background...DIY processing i guess ;)
cam ~yes my daughter is officially now a senior...mug from Starbucks last year with grads in mind, she has a lot of friend graduating
sue~I am a music/movement teacher at a private preschool 8 classes in 4 hours...a workout!

Kimmie said...

It's always a treat to come over to your place :)

Meri said...

We set off on so many journeys just to end up finding ourselves.

gkgirl said...

such a sweet, sweet post!

Char said...

gorgeous shots. love the lighting on the first one especially.

smith kaich jones said...

I am in such a weepy mood today - who konws why? - and that first picture just brought tears to my eyes. Mary, my late friend & neighbor, used to send over bowls of blue hydrangeas, from her home to mine, because they are my very favorite color. She always liked the pink ones. But she is gone & strangers now live in her house, and her gift of blue blossoms is gone with her. Thank you for this - a gift of love indeed.

:) Debi

gnubee said...

Lovely shots, elk. And a happy end of year to you too!

Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

So lovely.
What a great mug! Love it!!!!

Judy said...

What a beautiful gift...I remember when I was a teachers aide and those little ones were so excited to give their gift. So much love in their eyes.
I can't believe the year went by so fast. I'm trying hard to hang on to my last one...she's a Junior now...sigh

Jewels said...

Is it Love Thursday already? I think it always is here :)

Gayle said...

How sweet! The first shot is amazing!

Happy Love Thursday!

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Visiting you is always a treat... I'm unfolding your images and words with sweet anticipation

Shalet said...

Beautiful as always. Happy Love Thursday!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

I loved to see these words: My journey starts today. Just right for my boy. His starts today, with a new school, a new start. Thanks for your voice singing so clear, it reached all the way across the world and touched our hearts. Hugs from us.

joanne said...

i love the beautiful photos... i love graduation time every year... it's as if all that energy and celebration is infectious... and reminds us all that each of our lives is a journey... with constant opportunity for new beginnings... in the process we all close older chapters to make room for new pages...

Cindy said...

Ha! I need that mug for more reasons then just because of the scooter (I'm a scooter girl). Beautiful Love Thursday!

sherri said...

Very poetic thoughts. Another touching post with a perfect mix of words and images.

mommablogsalot said...

Great post - those pictures are beautiful - love the flowers!

MominJamaica said...

Always so nice that music can bring such joy without even words - just like your photographs. The explosion of new found blooms sharing the space of a cherished and simple jug given by the hand of a little soul, so eager to share her blessings with her teacher are everything that is best in life. A memory saved of a moment of sweetness and a bounty of nature.

Mom in Jamaica

Claire said...

you remind me of the best teachers i had at school.

SE'LAH... said...

Beautiful words and photos.

Happy Love Thursday!

spread your wings said...

this is so beautiful and touching.
that first photo is frame worthy - so perfect.
HLT

Toni said...

Lovely images and words, as per usual, ELK. I knew you were a teacher of some kind, but now I know you teach music. I'm afraid a lot of schools don't realize how important music is and that music students make better math students. Your school is lucky to have you.

MedaM said...

The first photo is lovely and the words are beautiful!

Beegirl0211@yahoo.com said...

Your photography is beautiful! Totally adore that mug too! Thank you for stopping the "Burbs." Have a wonderful weekend!

Ascender Rises Above said...

flowers yummy enough to eat; loving the new large sized photos

Elizabeth said...

I love both gifts - in particular the phrase on the mug.

vchelle said...

Nice, nice! Like the words on the mug!