4:00


I celebrate and smile ... reflecting into a picture window
knowing she is seeing the same 4:00 sun
in her east Texas town down the road


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I sweep and smile ... coaxing leaves together on a soft breeze
along with all your encouraging comments
when I was feeling ... not quite enough

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I pause and smile ... into the graying face of a gentle
old friend watching each photo clicked in the quiet of a late afternoon

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34 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

Oh yes, autumn and all those leaves needing sweeping. Love and prayers.

Tracy said...

Love these in-the-moment portraits, Elk. Your smile lifts the start of a new week... :o) Happy Days, my friend ((HUGS))

margie said...

look how sweet that old face is, with his little tree in his nose. love our puppies don't we.

S. Etole said...

you bring so much peace to my day ... blessings

Jeanne Klaver said...

Your photos and words tell a lovely story. Your graying friend looks so wise.

Oliag said...

Love to see you there...smiling!:)

smith kaich jones said...

and this morning, the same gray skies?

can i tell you how happy the blue on your broom makes me? the still-puppy eyes watching you from behind the leaves? graying, yes, but young at heart. love does that.

friendship. thank you.
xoxo
Debi

Leslie said...

So much love in your dog's eyes...

Jaime said...

Oh, your dog....what a cutie pie!!! Does he think he is hiding from behind that stem?
A sweet post about friendship.

Caroline said...

Oh these photos are so wonderful! And your doggie is precious!!!

winnsangels said...

What a beautiful post in celebration of Debi, in celebration of life.
Thank you for these words and images.

annamaria said...

A sweet and gentle start to the week! X

Cinner said...

Beautiful Elk.

Amy said...

simple and elegant. thank you. ♥

spread your wings said...

aw Sam is looking so sweet peeking behind that little bush.
i love the light on that broom - such wonderful texture in that photo. i feel like im sweeping leaves that never turned -just dried and fell

Jewels said...

Awww, good job ELK!

Relyn said...

I am so much enjoying all the different ways that we've been saying, "I love you." I love your way. I always do.

elizabeth said...

Oh, Sam. Such sweetness.

Country Girl said...

Very artfully done. I love the last photo with the stem in the center.

deb said...

Elk,
what an honour to meet this love of many of my blog loves.
isn't this all so incredible.

you are beautiful.

mrs mediocrity said...

so sweet, love that puppy dog picture. and your smile makes me smile.

Deborah Carr said...

Why do I keep discovering those who have words I love, also so often have dogs I love, too? Golden-pals are simply the best...We're all golden-girls!

Betsy said...

very nice~

emily wierenga said...

you are always enough. xo

K.Nelson said...

Lovely post.

Liss said...

old friends are the best friends to have.

kt40 said...

I love how these images all come together as one!

Vickie said...

That gentle old friend has a beautiful face and I know a wonderful and delightful soul!

Our supply of GOOD is always flowing! I see it in you, my friend!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

you continuously give me 'awe' moments ...
i thank you deeply, dear elk ... xo

could you please do me a favour
and give your beautiful old friend
a warm and loving pat for me?

always,
prairiegirl

rachel awes said...

all so gently loving...
beautiful photos!

sherri said...

i especially love the pooch. beautiful the way the plant is positioned.

maccandace said...

Your friend is beautiful and sweet.

Freshly Found said...

Love the gorgeous watching friend!

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Awww, it's so good to see Sam!