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late afternoon moment in the sun . the subtle wind chimes in the yard next door
one smooth piece of balsa wood found in the closet . shadow strong yet simple
willow wishes sent from the heart . with love . everyday

the pause..
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34 comments:

maccandace said...

Mmmm, I love pussy willows, I've never seen any in AZ but we used to have them when I was little in the midwest. So soft. I love the lighting on these photos. Happy Valentine's Day,elk.

Bridge said...

what beauty! a hint of life to come!

LauraX said...

love these images...pussywillows have been a spring favorite of mine since I was a little girl...had a big beautiful bush beneath my parents bedroom window...you've taken me back to happy memories:)

Jamie said...

What incredible light

S. Etole said...

the gentle beauty you bring our days is greatly appreciated ...

Mary said...

such a beautiful and enduring sign of spring! xoxo

june at noon said...

It's such a beautiful plant. My mom used to have them in her garden, and they've always been a favorite of mine.

Betsy said...

willow wishes...aww, that's sweet. I'll never forget how I was mesmerized by pussy willows as a child!

Oliag said...

Sweet soft catkins! Wonderful shots!

spread your wings said...

oh so soft and warm and beautiful.

forgetmenot said...

Pussy Willow--spring can't be far behind. Unique and lovely photos. Mickie

annamaria said...

love the play of shadows! Such inspiration here dear friend!X

Cinner said...

reminded me of my Dad he always was finding pussy willows. have a great day.love the light. hugs.

Clare B said...

Lovely light and these will be so lovely as they slowly open up.

Tracy said...

I heart this post! ;o) Pussy willow, oh so long since seeing this sweet thing. Like teeny, tiny kitty cat paws... Happy Valentine's Day, Elk ((HUGS))

Leslie said...

Ohhh, these images bring back childhood memories so strongly! I LOVE pussywillows. I have a vague memory of my mother arranging the branches in jars... they were one of my very favorite things.

Marcie said...

Such exquisitely beautiful light. Gorgeous!!!

patty said...

"willow wishes" ... i love that. sweet willow wishes of love to you, too, miss ELK.
xoxo

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

I heart your words and images!

sperlygirl said...

pure beauty....much love, my friend

Laura said...

so beautiful! how do you make me see those everyday things as holy? What a gift you have.

Anna said...

Love the light and composition in these photos! Makes me thing more of spring, although we are a long way off, living as far north as we do.

beth said...

i love those late afternoon moments of sun, too....
i'm actually sitting in some right now :)

Jennifer Richardson said...

love the willow's
gentle stirrings
that thing's aren't going
to stay the same.
In such a fuzzy way:)
Thanks for taking me
with you into the
beauty of those moments,
Jennifer

Country Girl said...

Lovely branches.

emily wierenga said...

wow, exquisite... and i read and re-read your prose, dear elaine... i think this is my favorite so far (but it's so hard to say)... happy valentine's day friend. xo

mrs mediocrity said...

willow wishes sent from the heart. i love that.

Char said...

i've always wanted a pussy willow tree. they are so lovely

hope you had the most beautiful of days my friend. filled to the brim with love

Kamana said...

i heart this!

Judy said...

Hoping you had a nice "heart" day.

Se'Lah said...

hope you had a day filled with love again today.

one love, my friend.

suzyQ said...

This is beautiful! I just posted about the beautiful sun we have been having here as well... it is wonderful!

sherri said...

Incredible selective focus on the bottom image. It's been years since I've seen a pussy willow.

d smith kaich jones said...

willow wishes indeed. lovely. and i love their knobby little knees.

xoxo