not quite

in the south we are deep in between two seasons
the feel of summers final end and falls delicate arrival mingle together

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I have discovered this time in my creative life as well
hardly an artist . far from a real writer . always an almost photographer
yet I will continue to bloom and turn color even during this season of not quite


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33 comments:

n. davis rosback said...

i am glad that you express youself in these ways.

S. Etole said...

Oh, ELK, you way underestimate your creativity ... these are exquisite as are the words you share.

Beth said...

this is such a beautiful post but I think you are and artist, writer and photographer!

renilde said...

Hmm, as far as I can see you are pretty good at many things,great photos!

Judy said...

I'd have to say you are all of those...artist...writer...and definitely a photographer.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Ah we are sometimes too hard on ourselves. Love the deep purple an light green in the bottom shot.

deb said...

oh, you are these and more,
you are an inspiration.

mrs mediocrity said...

I agree with those here before me, you are an artist, a writer, a photographer.
Always bringing beauty to share with the world.

ameliamaness said...

I didn't know you were in the south! I miss it so much there and this in between seasons, I'd give anything to see a leaf turning-
soon though, I will be home
have a wonderful weekend!

Jamie said...

That first leaf photo - stunning!

Leslie said...

I'm familiar with the subtlety of these southern seasons, too. They are imbued with a delicate beauty and artistry, as is your work.

beth said...

you are so lucky to be in the in between season right now....it's really my favorite time of year.

and i believe, you are what you fee you are....
and an artist you are. a photographer you are. a writer. oh yes, you are that, too....

swim in all that you are today !

smith kaich jones said...

it is indeed the season of not quite, we are almost, almost, almost . . .

you, however, are there. you will continue to grow & bloom and shed leaves when the time is right and make way for new foliage.

these images are perfect. my blue flowers are still blooming while the leaves on the trees are beginning to turn; some crepe myrtles have already begun to settle in for the cold, some are still flowered all up. almost . . .

xoxo
Debi

becky at abbeystyle said...

What GORGEOUS pictures and you ARE an artist, writer, and photographer...ever growing.

Oliag said...

That feeling of being on the verge of something may be one of the most exhilarating feelings of all! Think of being on the top of a roller coaster...think of how we felt when we just graduated. May you always feel in the verge of something special elk!

Tracy said...

Keeping going, keep blooming, Elk! I believe you are an artist in so many ways already. I can relate to your feeling though--some weeks I feel the same--almost there, but not quite, still striving. But...We are what we seek. :o) Happy weekend ((HUGS))

Cinner said...

Elk I know you are all those things, and they are all beautiful to me.

june at noon said...

I love to read what you have to say. So well expressed--and I totally "get" it. :)

Relyn said...

These images are stunning. And, you are right, the seasons mingle beautifully.

sperlygirl said...

there is no almost about anything that you attempt creatively, elk! xx

Kimmie said...

You are not hardly or almost anything .... You are fully you.

Marcie said...

Lovely 'between seasons' images. Beautiful!!!

patty said...

look at that purple and green!! beautiful! you are QUITE the photographer AND writer, miss elk... and i love your work!

maccandace said...

Well, I think you are totally all 3 of those things and many more!

momentsofwhimsy said...

Welll like everyone else here, I think you ARE all those things....HOWEVER...I also fully get what you are saying as I feel the same about myself.

spread your wings said...

i have been feeling "not quite" either, but I think you are all these things completely - you are unique in your vision and expression and that is what makes an artist, writer and photographer. it is always a delight to see what you have to say and show.

annamaria said...

My sweet friend do not underestimate yourself- please-celebrate your gifts-!!XX

Laura said...

I agree with the other voices here...you are much more than REAL in all these roles!

Your comment over at Emily's made me sigh. Thank you for sharing about your mamma love there. You are a special lady, you know?

Chrissie said...

We are so lucky to be able to share your words and images and art - nothing 'nearly' about it.
And I loved the blue denim hearts in your last post.

Jewels said...

Oh dear, I know how you feel but I disagree - you are all of these things!!! Just look at all you do! It's beautiful.

Jeanne Klaver said...

I beg to disagree...you are everything you desire to be. Your words and photos fill me up until I overflow with joy!

elizabeth said...

Oh, how I can relate. Sending love and a reminder that you are extraordinary. Look at how you touch our hearts with your messages.

deb did it said...

oh these images beautifully describe the space in between summer and winter, here in the South. You make it beautiful, even though it can be confusing to our system!