golden moments

fallen magnolia leaves gathered from the scorched summer grass
cracked
the bouquet rests on my backyard bench
stems
taking the time to notice the beauty in each one
rip
watching the slow motion of the lucky one in the pool
float
"All I Need is a Moment"
a photo group snapping images
at the same timeall over the world

30 comments:

ols1 said...

It is amazing how dry they look and then the one in the pool looks not at all crispy. Amazing the healing benefits of water. I loved the look of them against the timber bench - also the angles - very interesting shots Elk :)

Kamana said...

i love that last picture. there is beauty everywhere you look, even in the most unexpected places.

Joan Elizabeth said...

That's interesting. I don't think I've ever concentrated on summer leaves, as opposed to autumn ones -- other then in our forests where they look the same all year round.

Mrs. E said...

Elk--only you could make dead leaves floating in a pool look good.!! I'm with OLS1, I can't believe how different they all look!

Cory said...

Beautiful, I just love seeing the transition of shapes... the partial leaves like abstracts and then the last one floating as if revealing the 'big picture'. Must have been a wonderful Moment for you. :)

margie said...

oh elk, i read all i need is a martini and for a moment thought, mmm, not like elk. lol. you can have all the moments you need. have a great day.

beth said...

the blue in the last photo is amazing !

Betsy said...

That last one is looking for a little hydration! :)

robin bird said...

hello my friend! the color contrast of that aqua and brown is a wonder! and that first photo with the flower stem and seed turned to an opposing angle made me want to rush out and find my own fallen gifts!
p.s. you are such a supporting and sweet friend my dear :)

Days and night said...

I'm always in love with your post!

-alvond

Gayle said...

ELK, this post makes me think of how wonderful this world is, how precious each moment is. Thank you!

Oh, and margie's comment is hilarious!

m. heart said...

Very pretty, especially the textures of wood and crackled leaves!

Char said...

amazing magnolias - they are so beautiful at almost any stage

Puna said...

The leaf in the water is very peaceful...

Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

These pictures capture stillness, and make me feel at ease and meditative. Thanks! :) I need that!

Sharon said...

Love that last shot!

apriliniowa said...

The single brown leaf in the blue blue pool is absolutely amazing. I am so fond of your clear eye. And view. I always want to put a haze/fog/film over every picture. I admire a clear eye. Wonderful photographs, in other words.

maccandace said...

All lovely but the water in the last one is amazing, the way it is partly over the leaf.

sherri said...

A lovely collection of images. I particularly like the bloom? in the top image.

Liss said...

beautiful leaves, I can see my daughter taking each and everyone of her collection.

vchelle said...

I absolutely love the last photo of the leaf!!!

Rachel Haynes said...

Yay!!!

Jewels said...

Oh wow, that last one is a beauty!! Makes me want to drink it in...

Country Girl said...

I love that you find beauty wherever you look. Love the color of the blue against the brown of the leaf in the last photo.

georgia b. said...

the last photo looks like a beautiful painting. all so pretty.

meandering pearl said...

that is so cool...snapping photos at the same time, sharing moments together while apart...im having a postcard swap, & i finally made a couple of ATCs, i'll email you some photos, im not sure if they're right?

thank you, as always, for a little bit of magic! kind wishes

Barefoot from Heaven said...

I'm taking my moment right now right here... in your space floating like the leaf on the water.

Anonymous said...

very nice. i have seen those pods on the ground and didn't know they were magnolia. love the color of the leaf on the teal blue water.

SE'LAH... said...

love that last shot!!!

Tammie Lee said...

this is a lovely post~