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afternoon

never become so rushed
that sweetness on a sunlit window sill
does not cause you to linger

42 comments:

beth said...

AMEN to that !!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

such an amazing and inspiring introduction to your beautiful blog!
oxo

JoLyn said...

This is so beautiful...it looks like a painting.

marinik said...

love the way you describe the sunlight in the window...who wouldn't want to linger :)

elizabeth said...

truth and beauty.

kendalee said...

You are so right! And I so needed to be reminded of this. Thank you for that and for providing a moment of such sweetness to linger over - beautiful!

S. Etole said...

classic ... thank you for the mail surprise! :-)

Debbie said...

What a lovely thought. The photograph has such unusual light - very ethereal.

Tracy said...

Oh, yes... Pausing for the light... :o) It's snowing here, so not much light just now...LOL! I will wait... Happy Day, Elk ((HUGS))

Joan Elizabeth said...

It was the first sunny day for ages here ... I certainly lingered wherever there was a spot of sun today ... your photo is gorgeous.

Liss said...

I think the happiest people in this world are the ones that see true beauty and appreciate the little things in life.

Sometimes it worth being late because you stopped to linger at a sunlit window.

Sue said...

Thank you. Thank you for the thoughtful reminder. Thank you for the wonderful image.

neva gagliano said...

ah so! and the perfection of a pear!

Gayle said...

I love your advice. Your pear is so pretty in the light, I think I can smell it's sweet scent.

spread your wings said...

such great advice.

Betsy said...

What wonderful advice!

Kimmie said...

ahhhhhhhh - I've just slowed down :)

margie said...

sooo true

Meri said...

My mantra! And it makes me think of the William Carlos Williams poem, the note to his wife about having eaten the plums in the icebox.

deb said...

Elk, you just have such a way..
thank you

MedaM said...

Lovely indeed!

Char said...

gorgeous light and color - very painterly too

Judy @ daily yarns said...

What a great reminder to slow down.

Jewels said...

so true!!!

Laura said...

I pray I never do. Even just reading of it arrests me now. Your photo of sweetness...just speaks light!

maccandace said...

G-L-O-R-I-O-U-S! It certainly does look like a painting.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I must compliment you on your photography. It's always a joy to see your art. And I really mean ART.

Oliag said...

What a lovely soft photo...Pears just seem to beg to be photographed...and your words should be taped on my bathroom mirror to see first thing every morning...
xo

Renee Howell said...

perfect start to my day! Thanks!

antlersgray said...
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antlersgray said...

simply gorgeous photograph, Mom.
I really like the way that the light and shadow both blend and sharply contrast.

patty said...

ohmigosh.. this is beautiful! how did you achieve this affect? so pretty... great thought with it...

joyce said...

I would love to sit in a sunny window seat and enjoy that sweet & juicy looking pear. How did you get the effect, I like it!

sherri said...

You must know I love this:-) What a perfect pear. It looks like a still life drawing. I've always wanted to be able to sketch things like that. Just can't get it from my head to my hand.

koralee said...

Ok this is my favourite image of yours...I love it! Happy sweet weekend.xoxoxo

Freshly Found said...

Pears, when perfectly ripe or tenderly dried are my favourite fruit. What a lovely portrayal!

bekkah said...

so important to take the time to see the beauty all around :)

Jeanne Klaver said...

This is one of my favorites.

puna said...

It's like a Rembrant.

Country Girl said...

I am so glad I am not that way. This is beautiful.

Relyn said...

I've told you before, but you are such a poet. A sage and a poet and a mighty fine photographer.

Leisa Hammett said...

Incredible! I've spent several moments catching up on your blog. I'm way behind and enjoying the view in pictures and words! Lovely!