the almost season

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the days of almost ... mix with life as it comes and goes
golden sunflower farewell baked by summers intense sun
stolen moments as she prepares to leave for university thursday


anna

41 comments:

Country Girl said...

It's that time of year . . . sigh.

kelly@thebluemuse said...

I LOVE the juxtaposition of those two photos, the sunflower, her hair...gorgeous.

Sandra Heska King said...

"farewell baked."

Wow. These two pictures. Together. Wow.

june at noon said...

Wow. Beautiful, as always.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

The sunflower - perfection - the good bye image - poignant.

Sunmallia said...

sad to see it end but excited to see what the future brings. Great images Elk

Kamana said...

i am in love with that second line.
and yes, what gorgeous hair.

Tracy said...

A season of endings and beginnings... poignant and sweet and exciting all at the same time. Thinking of you all this week with changes ahead, Elk. :o) ((HUGS))

Joan Elizabeth said...

What an apt title.

*jean* said...

such a lovely photo of your daughter...

becky at abbeystyle said...

nothing like anticipation to carry us through :)

linda said...

Passing time and memories. Hope they linger!

m. heart said...

Oh my, lovely photo of your daughter, just gorgeous!

Gayle said...

Hugs to you. Her adventure begins!

sperlygirl said...

oh that photo of your daughter is just gorgeous!!

emily wierenga said...

this beauty breaks my heart.

Prairie Girl Studio said...

as one fades, another blossoms ...

beautiful beyond words ...

*hugs*
prairiegirl

Kolleen said...

breathtaking!!

xxoo
k

neva gagliano said...

that is the most beautiful photograph of your daughter...or tender farewell, life's seasons taking away and bringing back!

gorgeous photos, both.

Jewels said...

Love that last pic - gorgeous! Yes, sigh! I just asked Maria if she's sure she wants to go :)

Laura said...

This makes my heart want to cry and sing at the same time.

And how lovely your girl is. She looks like her mamma. :)

Amy said...

'The almost season' is a deceptively beautiful and powerful phrase. And those photos... wow. Unbelievable.

Relyn said...

Oh, Elk! sigh. She is so very beautiful. So, so gorgeous. My heart is with you as we both let go a little more each day.

Ellie said...

Your daughter is beautiful; as summer fades, your memory will bask in those stolen moments!

amelia said...

beautiful, I love transitions, though they tend to be bittersweet...

Suvarna said...

sigh, not quite ready for summer to end but do love the cooler air. Love the photos btw
xo

Caroline said...

Oh wow...it is that time again. Gorgeous photos.

kt said...

powerful photo compositions and the words to go along.

Marcie said...

What a wonderful..powerful pairing of images. WOW!

spread your wings said...

ah wonderful post. so strong with emotion. i feel a little catch in my throat knowing what you're going through.

ps i love everything about this photo of your daughter - the windswept hair, the hand tugging on the necklace the fence and those eyes - wow.

Oliag said...

"....the days of almost" I love this statement and find it most descriptive of this time of year....

maccandace said...

Gorgeous photo of your beautiful daughter.

elizabeth said...

What a beautiful and fascinating photo of your daughter!

Sending love to you in this time of almost ..

Meri said...

You must be stirring up a pot of mixed emotions!

rachel awes said...

that photo
w/wind blown hair
& the wind blowing
where it will,
in due season...
deep heart gorgeous!

Kellee said...

Congratulations to her.

Both of these images are breathtaking. Well done!

smith kaich jones said...

gorgeous gorgeous and heartbreaking and gorgeous. the days of almost.

xoxo
Debi

Char said...

oh...that sunflower warms my heart


:) xo

Puna said...

She's beautiful elk! Oh my!

georgia b. said...

oh, happy happy happy birthday, e l k!

so glad you stopped by to tell me. love this last photo! looks so high fashion!

patty said...

i've been away too long.. hope you are faring well through this change. this pic of your daughter is just amazing. i hope you print it! she's beautiful. and the two together... not just the petals and her hair, but the angles... the wood and the metal grate... the dried and parched flower, the beautiful tones of her skin and eyes.. it's all wonderful.