a few minutes time

trumpet vine

and another

a few weeks ago while making dinner I looked out the window and saw her
photographing trumpet vine blooms in the sunshine
I reached for my camera and took these shots
while trying to be quick and quiet
probably through misty eyes truth be known
my camera focused on an old tree root hanging on the garden wall
...
with her images of orange and mine of blur
an impromptu photo project bloomed on that afternoon
in the hearts and mind of a mother and a daughter

taking a shot


trumpet vine

39 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

Your love shows through in this post.

Peaches said...

Love your photos, elk.
The plant you asked about...it is a succulent called “Kalanchoe digremontiana,” sometimes called “Maternity Plant,” “Pregnant Plant” or “Mother of Thousands.” When it blooms it makes a very tall stem of pretty pink flowers

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Joei - Alvond said...

Hi ELK,
Magnificent! that's what I can say.
have a nice day ELk.

-JOei

Tracy said...

Hi, elk...these shots are fantastic... That orange trumpet vine in the light gives a great fiery glow...like a little soul fire. :o) Happy Day!

Prospero said...

A good symbiosis of text and pictures.

gnubee said...

I love these shots ELK, wonderful 'accident' that your daughter is not in focus. Beautiful sentiments reflect the blessed relationship you two have.
~claudia

suehenryphotography said...

Love your choice of DoF for the images of your daughter; provides a "misty," emotional view of the story.

I love it when mothers/children share interests and hobbies.

smith kaich jones said...

Wow. This is really wonderful. I love shots like this, something going on in the background, a story being told. Very, very nice!

:) Debi

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

That is a precious moment. I understand the misty eyes. These images are perfect.

Betsy said...

I love watching my oldest when he doesn't know I'm looking. A flood of feelings comes over you, right? :)

Alicia said...

Such a great moment!! :) I love how photos help to save those moments when we are seeing the ones we love.

Kimmie said...

I know the misty eyes syndrome .... the camera here is somehow able to translate that very well :)

stephanie said...

Those are so sweet. I like the look of them a lot.

laurel said...

And now catching up on your photos. So much eye candy in one place! So many lovelies. Love it when ordinary objects are captured so creatively.

sherri said...

Real treasures for the memory.

spread your wings said...

i love that yours are blurry - as if really what you saw through your misty eyes. special moment indeed and written about with such love.

puna said...

What a lovely lovely sentiment you have expressed.

beth said...

like mother, like daughter....
completely sweet :)

SE'LAH... said...

very cool. such a wonderful moment captured!

Brandi Reynolds said...

the blurry adds an element of mystery and prompts you to wonder a little bit about what she was thinking and focusing on.

lovely!! I especially like the flare. :-)

Mrs. E said...

So cool.

maccandace said...

Very touching.

ols1 said...

I love the photo of the flowers - they look transparent with the sun shining from behind.

Judy said...

Beautiful capture...

Marcie said...

Love your choice of focal points. Wonderful series!!

.kat. said...

That is so sweet! I love the way photography has a way of allowing people to connect artistically. What a more precious connection than that of a mother and child. :O) Look forward to seeing more!!

Liss said...

your beautiful creative genes have been passed down to your daughter. I hope one day my daughter want to do a photo project with me.

beth said...

I cannot tell you how much I love this , the post, the photos, the moment. Awesome!

Susan Tuttle said...

I adore the ones of your daughter, especially the second one -- gorgeous:)

Caroline said...

Such beauty you captured too....

maz said...

What a wonderful picture story:)

Oliag said...

Wonderful! I love how your photos are focused on the vines with your daughter out of focus in the background...serendipity? Beautiful! ...and I love that you paired your photos with hers...

Jewels said...

Oh wow! Great photos of an awesome moment!

Christina said...

life is bursting through your lens. stunning!
xoxo

Relyn said...

I love the relationship I can see that you have with your daughter. I look forward to enjoying my young adult daughter as much as you do. No rush though. Really, it goes too fast as it is.

patty said...

awesome!
i love the blurred ones! i've noticed this recently, and am not so quick to throw out the ones where my camera focus' (they have minds of their own, sometimes) on something I don't see... nice job.:)

robinbird said...

"with misty eyes" i bet!
XO

meandering pearl said...

i really love this post! i didnt have time to leave a message when i saw it, but it has lingered gently in my mind...