the day after


across 300 miles we share a love of words . music . strong ties . blooms . growth

as december ended . she traveled back with a tin can bulb perched on rocks

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now upon her sill in the west Texas sun bulbs grow ..they reach .. stretch .. as does she

these photos were taken by my daughter . blooms and oaks welcome the morning sun

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today . the day after her birthday . life's adventure continues

may the hopes and dreams of the new year reach for light . amid sweet aroma

this is my wish for her . for you . even myself . sharing growth with emily today

39 comments:

Tracy said...

Ooo... I can almost smell those blooms! Thank you for this gift, Elk! And your daughter has just as dazzling an artist eye as yourself. I love the shot of the paper whites against the screen... And so much harmony in that last image...*sigh*... Happy Day ((HUGS))

becky said...

Love how the paper whites reach across the miles...such a beautiful image for me to carry around today...thanks for the day brightener!

kt40 said...

she does have your gift for photography!

mrs mediocrity said...

so sweet, so beautiful, happy birthday to her!

neva gagliano said...

your photographs are breathTAKING! the day after, so much better than the ole "morning after"...

spread your wings said...

this is such a sweet post. Happy Birthday to your daughter. such beautiful images taken by your daughter. they really give a sense of place.

beth said...

happy birthday to your daughter....
and now i think i must go and find some flowers to brighten up my home....or at least a window sill :)

Leslie said...

beautiful photos and wishes for your birthday girl...

Kamana said...

happy birthday to her!

sperlygirl said...

oh how lovely...buon compleanno to her!

Emily-Claire Ballou said...

Paper whites are so simple, elegant, and cheerful! Thank you for sharing. :)

S. Etole said...

what quiet beauty you both share ...

Oliag said...

I do hope your daughter had the most wonderful of birthdays:) Her photos are beautiful! I started a photo blog with my two daughter and they have been enjoying this special bond sharing photos...

Kimmie said...

Stunning!

Jennifer Richardson said...

I'm wildly inspired!!!
I love your tin can bulb nursery
lovingly wrapped in paper genius.
Altogether beautiful
...your motherheart,
your daughter's photos,
the paperwhites celebrating
the Texas sunshine.
Just took my breath away.......
Thanks and wow,
Jennifer

maccandace said...

Another lover of photography! She captured the light so well and beautifully. Gorgeous shots and lovely wishes from you. I like how she chronicled their growth from bulb to bloom.

Meri said...

Obviously, she takes after her Mama.

Becca said...

Beautiful photography, especially love the last one...beautiful capture!

Joybird said...

light. amid sweet aroma.

I'll take that wish.

MaggieGem said...

Oh those blooms are just lovely... a taste of the spring that is soon to come!

Country Girl said...

Paperwhites ~ a bright spot in my day.

homekettle said...

I love the texture of these shots, especially the blossoms against the screen.

homekettle said...

I love the texture of these shots, especially the blossoms against the screen.

Christina said...

love the screens.
xo

LauraX said...

Happy birthday to your darling daughter Elk and you her momma too for you birthed her! the photos are stunning and truly it appears that those stalks of paperwhites are reaching from one heart to the other...mother to daughter and back again.

Clare B said...

The photos of the fly-wire casting a shadow on the daffodils is beautiful. I have some tulips on my kitchen window sill at the moment and they make me smile everytime I'm in there.

patty said...

stunning. that last image stills my heart. the golden light, so warm and filling.
happy birthday to her!
xoxo

alittlebitograce said...

your photos are amazing. my favourite is the blossoms pressed up against the screen.

Joan Elizabeth said...

The flower has grown so tall and with the texture of the screen - visual magic.

Kati patrianoceu said...

wow! The photos of the flowers against the screen window are utterly exquisite!

Lindsay said...

i love the first picture. what a good quote.... xx

Relyn said...

I love the simple beauty of your bulb container. So beautiful.

Char said...

what beauty and sweetness!

and that last shot is really breathtaking

emily wierenga said...

elaine... this is so so so tender. the love you have for your daughter, the love she has for you... the exquisite photos and the soup can vase which i LOVE... there is such heart in this. i can only pray for this kind of relationship with my children. you've done well friend.

Bethany Ann said...

today, i watched my young boys take photos -- mostly poor ones -- of little things they like. you must be SO PROUD to look at those beautiful pictures.

koralee said...

oh my friend...your images are stunning and your love you share with your sweet daughter makes my heart burst. xoxox Hugs

ginny said...

like mother , like daughter, beautifully sensitive images. happy birthday.
with love ginny x

forgetmenot said...

Lovely post--the pictures are so nice--your daughter shares your talent. Thanks for the VERY NICE words about my Reflection picture. I was just there at the right moment. Mickie

antlersgray said...

My thanks to you all for the sweet words and birthday wishes! ~LMK