the field


teacher soon waves goodbye to a year . hello to june
life's song punctuated by beginning and end

as I happen upon this bloom of cream
among the vast motion of wildflower and weed

a nod to the thorns along with softness
the contrasts of shapes and hue
hidden among the growth surrounding it
while also capturing the sun rays
to fully bloom


f3buds
f4

among the flowers with Emily .. prickles and all

31 comments:

windrock studio said...

Hey Elk, the sharpness yet softness of these images just blow me away! and always, your words.

Betsy said...

what a beautiful single white bloom! and wow..those are some intimidating pricklies!

spread your wings said...

so poetic!

must feel good to have the summer free.

sperlygirl said...

just a couple weeks behind you, friend. enjoy long, restful summer days. :)

Leslie said...

"a nod to the thorns along with softness"

yes, we are given beauty to soften the thorn's sharp sting...

Mary said...

I always love to come here and wander amid the beauty of your words and images...

Enjoy your summer! :)

Nancy said...

Beautiful. Prickles and all.

Jamie said...

So beautiful.

Craig said...

isn't that the way it has – in severity is great beauty. And those are the little kind of prickles that prick your fingers in bunches right? ouch! That poetry – graceful. The pictures – beautiful. Thank you. God bless and keep you and all of yours.

elizabeth said...

Welcome to your summer!

There is such softness behind the prickles.

S. Etole said...

lovely light and beauty mixed with the prickles ...

missing moments said...

Beautiful words and so poetic. Great photos!

Anna said...

Elk, I enjoy seeing the beauty in your part of the country! So different than my backyard :) I hope that you have a wonderful summer! My sister is a teacher also and I know how relieved she is this time of year - ready to kick back and relax.

Jewels said...

Loving the texture here today :)

annamaria said...

Fabulous plant!!X

koralee said...

What stunning photos my sweet friend...hugs today.

songsoflight said...

You are a poet. I love your words x

Joan Elizabeth said...

So hard to grasp that you guys are heading into summer holidays and sunny fun.

Claudia said...

wow - amazing pics and beautiful words to go with them

becky said...

What a lovely way to end the school year...with gorgeous shots of the fields nearby.
Hope your summer is filled with re-energizing.

alittlebitograce said...

Such beautiful shots, both the flowers and the prickles. :)

ameliamaness said...

enjoy your summer break!!

Jennifer Richardson said...

"a nod to the thorns as well as the softness..."
I love this.
And your photos!
And the gentleness that flows
in this place
on currents of sweet,
nourishing
grace.
Oh happy June to you:)
-Jennifer

emily wierenga said...

as i happen upon this bloom of cream...

oh elaine. you blow me away. every. time.

suzyQ said...

how you manage to get such meaning across in such few words is amazing! quite an inspiration you are, my friend. xo

Country Girl said...

Wow. Beautiful. Waving goodbye very soon to yet another school year. I can't wait to see them go and then can't wait to get them back.

Tracy said...

Happy summer days, dear Elk... enjoy your break! Lovely to be back and catching up with you here after our travels. I think we'll need the weekend to get over the jet lag and get back on track. ;o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

deb colarossi said...

I heart your posts so much.
I imagine you are very missed and very much loved at school.

Relyn said...

Hello, my friend. I haven't been around the blog block in ages what with the end of the school year craziness. I wanted to stop by and tell you how much I've missed you and this inspiring place you have created here. It's good to be back.

maccandace said...

The lighting is so great on all these, I especially love #2.

Kati patrianoceu said...

ahh, summer... and lovely photos!