moments held



dogwood and ivy transformed to gold and scarlet
against the back drop of a weathered wood elevate weary senses

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abstract outline of oak and broken branches illustrate growth takes time

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berries parallel life . nourishment and strength for others yet often hanging blurred and spent

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deep lines and curves of life appear at all angles amid leaf with tender branch


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growth and movement . strength yet spent . line and curve of life
heart suspended as afternoon light calls to the days end
these moments held and shared at Imperfect Prose


35 comments:

june at noon said...

Love that tree silhouette!

Roban said...

What beautiful words and images.... "as afternoon light calls to the days end" is pure poetry!

renilde said...

Wonderful nature photos!

Joan Elizabeth said...

The leaves are lovely.

Tracy said...

You weave magic with images and work, Elk... I'm breathless, in the best possible way... :o) ((HUGS))

S. Etole said...

such tender beauty in your words and images ...

Clare B said...

I love all the touches of colour you've found in the middle of January.

neva gagliano said...

is there a card company in your future? these are sooooo beautiful, and sentiments/thoughts perfect!

puna said...

This makes me want the snow to disappear.

Kellee said...

This just made my heart sore. I have a soft sport for leaves, and that first picture especially made my soul smile. <3

emily wierenga said...

the way you capture life in all of its elegance...

its curves and light and truth...

i find myself meditating on your posts. thank you.

Carrie Burtt said...

Such beautiful photos and beautiful truths. :-)

Char said...

so beautiful together

Jamie said...

Such great color contrasts.

I love your new header.

Brian Miller said...

lots of great lessons there to be had in nature...great pics...

Mama Abby said...

' nourishment and strength for others yet often hanging blurred and spent'

this one stuck the most with me...yet, if we stay connected to the vine/source we are promised to not be spent...working on this...

i love how you weave words and pictures...blessings:):)

Christina said...

deep sigh for such beauty.
xo

-t- said...

i love how His creation calls to us... beseeching us to be remembered of Truth.

Megan Coyle said...

Lovely nature photos - I especially like the first one. The leaves almost look like a couple of people sitting next to one another.

Misty said...

your photos are lovely, but the thoughts shared, they are treasures. incredible reminders of the grace needed to grow, be strong. lovely!

maccandace said...

Gorgeous photos and, once again, words to match eloquently.

Linda said...

Your pictures are just exquisite.

kt40 said...

i always have thought that the oak is the wisest of trees, now with your words I understand more of why I have thought this.

patty said...

perfect

Kath said...

This is beautiful. thanks.

margie said...

you take it and make it beautiful.

Courtney Walsh said...

What beautiful photos! Nice work! :)

deb said...

ah, elk.
such gentle power.
just so very very gorgeous. and true.

Laura said...

so beautiful. i love you, ELK.

Bethany Ann said...

i have a beautiful, old maple that stands and shades and sways on borrowed time. i'm mourning already.

SE'LAH... said...

i so appreciate the simple beauty i find here each day. so sweet.

forgetmenot said...

You were recommended by Betsy, and she is right--you have beautiful photos and words. I'm sure I'll enjoy your blog. I just started so it it fun to scroll through other blogs and see the creative things people come up with. My blog is forgetmenotmmm.blogspot.com--come check it out if you have time. Thanks, Mickie

Vickie said...

I love the words and really, really adore the tree! It's fascinating. I see so many things. I see the tree trunk as the sustainer of life and the branches are the unique expression of life! I see strength and I see the branches questioning what direction they should go! Oh, how nature represent us and we represent nature!

It's so good to stop by here, It's been a while and I'm taking a deep breath and saying, "Thank You for the beauty!"

emily wierenga said...

i'm so glad you linked :) thank you for loving me. xo

Amy said...

As I am trapped among endless gray skies and white snow in the northwest, this post is so refreshing and full of life and vibrance. A lovely sight for snow-weary eyes and heart.