for them

early . at the window.

thoughts appear while standing by the creamy smooth sink

feet planted at days beginning or end as eyes take in a garden of memories

hoping that each moment might shine as a vibrant blue bottle

that you recall the comfort and love stitched for life

bright shadows whisper of growth around each leaf

along with the plump ripeness of each experience

I linger here in this everyday spot smiling through a tear drop

hoping that somewhere you are sitting pretty

sitting pretty

a visit north to emilys this day ... then down the road emma tree tomorrow for others sitting pretty ...

51 comments:

Clare B said...

I have a small love for blue glass and you've caught the light of this piece so well. Love the shadows in the second picture.

Gayle said...

Oh, elk, this is so beautiful.

margie said...

we are all sitting pretty this week. thanks to debi.
beautiful words.

smith kaich jones said...

of course your vision of these words would be to wish a good day, good things for all of us. why am i not surprised? gorgeous images - & that blue bottle! xoxo

here's to "the plump ripeness of each experience".

:) Debi

(i will be back to catch up in a few days.)

Jeanne Klaver said...

Oh wow! This post is breath-taking. I am at peace. Thank you!

sperlygirl said...

i agree, complete peace - your words, your images. bella, bella, bella!

becky at abbeystyle said...

What a lovely spot and a lovely post...I'm feeling all relaxed and thinking of my own lovely spot at home.

Char said...

a beautiful find there...and yes, yes, yes on those beautiful shadows.

you do shadows so very very very well.

patty said...

beautiful words, elk... not used to so many from you, but find it such a sweet surprise!! :)

the images, as always, capture the spirit!~

S. Etole said...

your words breathe the beauty of your photos ... the blue glass is a favorite of mine

kath said...

Oh Elk, you made me cry. In a good way. Thank you
xo
Kath

Suvarna said...

This is breathtaking, Beautiful!

Marcie said...

Am enjoying this 'sitting pretty' prompt. What beautiful blues!

Brenda Kula said...

Yes, yes, the shadows and light are wonderful!
Brenda
http://afairyinmygarden.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Lovely thoughts. Your pictures are calming and inspiring.

emily wierenga said...

you, sitting there, crying, and me, over here with tears, thinking of how blessed it is to be loved by you... making light from the shadows. thank you so much for linking... i love your prose, friend. e.

spread your wings said...

so poetic and thoughtful. i think this is a wish for your daughters.

Oliag said...

Just beautiful elk!

Leslie said...

Wistful words, lovely photos. I love blue glass, too...

Bethany Ann said...

sigh! :)

maccandace said...

That blue bottle and the pitcher, such luscious shapes and beautiful shades. Sitting pretty, indeed, with that peaceful view outside your window.

Mary said...

Oh my goodness, I'm not sure which is more beautiful -- the words or the images!

"... the plump ripeness of each experience." *sigh*

Vickie said...

The photos and the words are so elegant! Beautiful!

Laura said...

So beautiful and overflowing with love.

Cheri said...

those images are so peaceful.

mrs mediocrity said...

"hoping that each moment might shine as a vibrant blue bottle"

words to hold onto. as always, your words spin themselves into something magical, pure poetry at work.

AphotoAday said...

Oh wow, that really IS beautiful!

chrissy said...

this is so very beautiful. i loved your sentiments!
happy blue bottles to you today.

Tracy said...

Sitting very pretty here... and soon sitting in a plane set to go to London this weekend! Enjoy your travels & visiting, Elk. See you when we get back too. Happy Days :o) ((HUGS))

Kellee said...

Lovely. :)

elizabeth said...

Beautiful words and photos!
Elizabeth
http://www.justfollowingjesus.com

Mama Zen said...

What beautiful writing!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

So poetic...

Brian Miller said...

beautiful...i like the line sitting in this everyday space....and the hope for beauty for others...have a great day!

Brian Miller said...

beautiful...i like the line sitting in this everyday space....and the hope for beauty for others...have a great day!

Rachel said...

Like your picture and encouraging words, I like both glass bottles and leaves.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

love love love your new header! have i exclaimed on the new larger format lately?

skye said...

Beautiful words & the image of the blue glass makes my heart skip a beat. Thank you.

Jewels said...

yes, hope is what lets us smile through a tear drop! beautiful!

Jaime said...

This is beautiful.
I am loving that blue glass.

rivergardenstudio said...

wow. How stunning and thought provoking. I love the blue, and the wheel barrow fading into the garden. roxanne

Kimmie said...

beautiful words and images .... I am sorry for the tear - but it is what makes YOU "pretty" to those you know and love and miss :)

rain said...

so serene...
thank you.

SE'LAH... said...

very calming, and always beautiful.

hope your school year is treating you well.

one love.

Amelia said...

beautiful, I hang on your words...they resonate so deeply with me...

Joan Elizabeth said...

Wistful words with evocative photos, a masterly touch in this post ... lovely.

Judy said...

Sitting pretty here reading your beautiful posts.

Ramblings by Carol Nuckols said...

Simple but lovely. Simply lovely.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi there beautiful soul....as soon as I saw these birds they reminded me of the ones you create.

As if they were there specially for you to been captured.

And the others shots are soothing oh so soothing to me.
Thanks for enlighten my day ELK.
Hugs D.

Relyn said...

I love that you actually did it. My idea is still sitting there - in my head.

Christina said...

i love it! i really do.
xo