random sight

a piece from a friend
is propped up

against the hearth
waiting for the sun
to play games
each evening
it is an art show
of the best kind
shadow

yes
I am the crazy redhead
you see with a camera
AND a guitar by the pool
neither have gone in
yet

edge

nature's summer standout
grown everywhere
with strength and raw beauty
a poet in the garden
from beginning to end
loves me not


brown cone at my feet created by
the same Maker
who fills the sky with light
cone

a simple quiet table

in the shadow of a morning
offering a cup of friendship
wherever you may live

look

43 comments:

Marisa said...

These are simply beautiful. I love the sun shinning through the pine cone.

deb said...

and as I drink my coffee, I feel blessed to have such a table to click my fingers to , strumming life with your art, your spirit. I looked around a bit, stalling before a day of chores, and I am filled with colour.
Thank you.

Peaches said...

A beautiful union of word and image...this gift received, thanks.

beth said...

yes...I'll take that cup of friendship and run with it !

thank you :)

Betsy said...

Very nice! My pink cone flowers are blooming now, too! :)

Tracy said...

I take your offered cup and drink with gladness, and thankfulness, Elk...Offering one for you in turn. Happy weekend... :o)

Kris said...

That sun light is so refreshing!

Laure said...

what an eye you have ...

what a heart ...

in a conspicuous world,it's the hidden things i awaken to ... you may quote me!

this space is lovely.

Laure
www.ahselah.blogspot.com

apriliniowa said...

The line "She walks in Beauty" reminds me so much of your posts. :)

sherri said...

Your guitar by the pool. What a nice thought:-) I love the steps image. So inviting.

Ashley said...

Lovely! I find your quiet morning table so inviting. I also love your picture of the guitar by the pool. Great, clear, crisp colors!

Char said...

I love the compositions that you make and your ability to take the chances.

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

I love to stop by each day and enjoy a cup of friendship with you! You always inspire me.

Your guitar hanging over the pool brings out the mom voice in me saying, "Be careful, don't drop it!" heehee

Caroline said...

What beautiful words and images you share with us today...thank you!

Kimmie said...

what a gentle and friendly welcome you offer - to pause and enjoy what may be at our feet or otherwise before us ....

Prospero said...

Elk, your post has a satisfying, and at the same time, tantalizing quality to it.

Freshly Found said...

It's always lovely to join you and see the world through your perceptive eyes.

Marcie said...

Wonderful color combinations here. Another great series.

Erin said...

My comment is an echo of all the other comments...lovely images, well captured.

I aspire to being to take those kind of photos.

patty said...

Really, your photography is stunning. i think my fav today is the guitar, but the pine cone and tables pull in a close tie for second! Thanks for sharing! :)

Sharon said...

Beautiful and powerful images. I really thought the guitar was looking up to the sky. It's just the sky reflected in the water. Cool!

joyce said...

I would love to share a cuppa on your lovely table, but please don't drop the guitar!!
Yes, I changed my layout, you're not going crazy. I wanted a change but didn't have time for anything fancy.

joyce said...

I would love to share a cuppa on your lovely table, but please don't drop the guitar!!
Yes, I changed my layout, you're not going crazy. I wanted a change but didn't have time for anything fancy.

Mrs. E said...

Love all the pics...but especially that guitar and pool pic. Neat perspective.

JFKlaver said...

As always you give us your best. You've got a great eye!

maccandace said...

All these photos are unique and lovely but I especially like the guitar and pool photo! Also like the lens flare on the pine cone.

Liss said...

For a second I thought the guitar was in the pool and that you had totally lost the plot "How could she do this to her guitar" Was what I was thinking.

I'm glad to hear there have been no casualties lost to the pool.

Your house looks like a heaven in the the hot summer months.

puna said...

Don't get that guitar wet! Wonderful insight ELK.

Christina said...

Ah yes- I have missed your poetry.
xo

elizabeth said...

like minds indeed! love it!

ols1 said...

A poet in the garden - that you are Elk :)

Studio Sylvia said...

Cup of friendship - that is what blogging is for me. Beautiful words accompanying beautiful photos,

n2theblue said...

:)

hope you're having a lovely day in your lovely garden

caramela said...

Thank you for finding and uncovering these small blessings!
Annamaria

caramela said...

Thank you for finding and uncovering these small blessings!
Annamaria

SE'LAH... said...

i've missed you and your sweet poetry and photos.

aaahhhh

Seth said...

That first shot is totally stunning!

Relyn said...

Doesn't the Maker fill our world with such beauty? Oh, He is good.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

i like how you went from bright light to shade in this series... that pink flower is too tasty!

Jac said...

Beautiful poetry and I so love the photo of the guitar by the pool! Your words and images are so lovely! :)

maccandace said...

I blogged about lens flare today and linked to this post of yours. I actually tried to link to the pine cone photo but Flickr wouldn't let me so I linked to the post instead. Hope you don't mind.

georgia b. said...

i'm finding such creative expression in your blog today. you seem to have become even more artistic since i was last here--and i did not think that was even possible. what a place to find myself as my day winds down. keep it up!

Des said...

What a an excellent post. The poetry coupled with the photos is great. Thanks for sharing this.