sitting

long cherished bowl sits on my table
an out of focus morning


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pitcher sat on the thrift store shelf with a seventy five cent sticker
now purchased and placed in the light
on my windowsill

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in focus
out of focus
a parallel of moments

33 comments:

Tracy said...

This whole post is a great metaphor for life Elk! :o)

Joan Elizabeth said...

With you being out of focus is no bad thing ... you turn it into such a delight :-)

Mrs. E said...

I love the blur!

Marcie said...

Love..love..love the softness and blurr!!!

Betsy said...

Everything is blurry right now as I don't have my contacts in yet! LOL!

You found a great deal there!

Liss said...

To me a blurred photo is just that a blur. But when put in context like you have here it becomes a story and a thing of beauty. It sets a mood and becomes something one can relate to.

Busymomma66 said...

Oh so many moments in my life are out of focus. But eventually they'll become brilliant and sharp. Ahah!

spread your wings said...

the soft edges work here. especially love the first one - you've created a peaceful, moment with softness instead of a rushed moment with blur.

Lucy Corrander said...

A few weeks ago I was very cross when lens cleaner got into the camera. (Surely, this shouldn't be possible?) Then I went out and took photos through the 'mist' - and some of the results were really interesting.

An irrestistable glow in the first photo.

Lucy

Char said...

beautiful shots ELK - your words are always so beautiful too

marinik said...

i absolutely love the last shot... just something about it...

maccandace said...

Beautiful pots and a 75 cent pitcher, wow!

Ginny Gaskill said...

I spent some time today to go back, way back in your blog. Enjoyed my time. Thanks

Prospero said...

lost in daydreams

patty said...

i love the 'out-of-focus' .... leaves you with a feeling, rather than a visualization. i have to play with that! :)
{the pitcher is pretty pretty, too!}

deb said...

Perfect for the way I've been feeling of late.

Mary said...

you do out of focus so well -- they look like paintings! Beautiful!

beth said...

all in perspective of one's eyes !

Kim Living Life said...

Amazing how we can take some seemingly ordinary day to day item and makes something beautiful and thought provoking out of it well done.

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Love your soft blur!

suzyQ said...

Lovely post!

Caroline said...

beautiful!

elizabeth said...

I am very fond of out-of-focus-ness :)

julie king said...

a parallel of moments . . . love it! i found the out of focus challenge a bit difficult. i just wasn't happy with any of the photos i took. yours -- i love!

sherri said...

I enjoy the small treasures of life as well. Some of the tiniest things can be so important.

magpie said...

i'm also drawn to those small things, moments. what's valuable has everything to do with perception, looking, seeing. shards more than pottery, reflections more than objects...

e.o.w. said...

"an out of focus morning," I love that. I've been having lots of those lately...

koralee said...

I am so enjoying this post and your images...creative and lovely!

georgia b. said...

yep. just as i thought. i LOVE these photos. especially the first and last. gorgeous, elk.

Jac said...

Your out of focus shots are so dreamy and other worldly Elk, almost like being shown a glimpse of a magical world...

Alicia said...

love it!! :)

SE'LAH... said...

stoneware hold such a special place in my heart. you bring it. every time.

Oliag said...

Simply wonderful!...and I love your 75 cent pitcher!