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I see

withered branches . intertwined

resting on an old ladder . rusted and chipped



ladder


ladder on blog


black white ladder

I think

remain strong . connected

although weathered . continue climbing


36 comments:

maccandace said...

Yes, I am weathered, too, but I'll keep climbing. That hint of color in the third photo is very enticing because I keep thinking I'm imagining it.

ginny said...

beautiful x

Joan Elizabeth said...

The weathered textures are fabulous ... weathering creates character.

Tracy said...

remain strong... That could well be the title for this series of photos, Elk... Do love all the richness of texture...wonderful! Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

Marcie said...

Strong..weathered..connected..and still climbing. How perfect!!!! Love the images.

bekkah said...

remain strong...wonderful words.

love your images and their textures!

Claire said...

this takes me to the word "momentum"

it has been calling to me this week.

i need to keep moving even when it isn't easy.

neva gagliano said...

connected by the deep chords
of resonating beauty in small
bits of nature shared
beautifully, supported by thoughts
of perseverance.

and february WILL pass to sunnier days here! i'll climb away from 'cabin fever'...and find a little bit of green for the background of life

beth said...

oh I love that first photo.....and as always, your words !

margieandkath said...

elk, i love these. so mysterious.

*jean* said...

beautiful post! thoughtful words that are perfect for the photos...

spread your wings said...

the texture on these is fabulous. and your reflective words always bring the two together so nicely.

S. Etole said...

so much beauty in the aging ...

Judy said...

Lovely pictures and lovely words.

Char said...

these are quite beautiful and striking. the first one really captivates me

myletterstoemily said...

gorgeous, striking photos. you are very talented.

blessings,
lea

Jeanne Klaver said...

The words and photos are so descriptive of the aging process. So needed after a glimpse into the mirror this morning...I simply must continue climbing.

nAncY said...

pretty!

Oliag said...

I adore that first photo...remaining strong and continuing to climb...your words always speak to me...

maccandace said...

Okay, #3 became #1, unless I'm crazy.

Sue said...

I'm so drawn to the cracking and peeling paint in these images; a texture only nature and time produces.

joanne said...

oh i love that word weathered... it says so much and feels so right today... i've missed your words, your beautiful photos... it feels so good to visit again ...

puna said...

It's very rustic.

Suvarna said...

What fantastic textures! Just beautiful!
xo

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

I'll take that advice, elk!

Kim Klassen said...

just simply and completely LOVELY... as are you....

xxo, happy saturday....kim

koralee said...

Beautiful...love this today..as always my creative sweet friend. xoxoxo

KindredSpirit said...

I am so impressed by your photos! Absolutely love the muted colours, so atmospheric. The sentiments are also wonderful.

Betsy said...

although weathered, continue climbing.....boy, did I need this today! thank you!

Caroline said...

Strong and connected...gorgeous photos!

Toni said...

Love the weathered paint, the wonderful textures, the vision that you see so well.

rachel awes said...

love the artistic pictures and the encouraging message! you are awesome!

patty said...

a beautiful series of photos, wonderful sentiments. i think these would be lovely framed!!

Country Girl said...

It's all we can do sometimes, isn't it?

Relyn said...

I want that ladder. Bad!

Gigi said...

I LOVE these images! And weathered, yes, that is just how I am feeling. You are right, though. We must continue climbing.