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Sweet Expectations

green pineapples were not on the list at all
a turkey and one bag of potatoes graced the top spot
along with the round jewels of cranberry .. beautiful contrast they are
yet a photo op called to me from the depths of a ninety nine cent special bin


there is something hopeful about sweet fruit in November chosen when green with faith
for the love of unique texture . sunshine with juice will slowly ripen upon a counter
until mid week when daughters faraway return home
catching up over a deep bowl of joy


in the waning shadow of a weekend . amid the rustle and emptying of bags
this fruit reminds me of ripe days to come . for that I am ever thankful


S. Etole said...

Your words are ripe with blessing as well as your images. Thanksgiving blessings to you.

Cindy said...

Beautiful Elk, Sending you wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving week with your family. ...I wish I had pineapple in my house right now...lol. I do have Mandarin oranges. hugs.

Anna at the Doll House said...

My green pineapple crowned the fruit bowl for a few days until it became golden like some exotic folly, caught in the setting sun.

Best wishes for Thanksgiving.


Jennifer Richardson said...

eyes and soul tasting the sweetness
...thank you for this
altogether delicious
and for the bountiful beauty
you've blessed me with
all the year through:)
grinning and grateful,

Tracy said...

How thankful I am to be here to share the sweetness with you, Elk... And you know, hopeful is often a sensation I experience with fruit too. :o) Such beautiful spikes, these pineapples... Wishing you & yours a happy & blessed Thanksgiving week ((LOVE & HUGS))

Reena said...

Lovely images, Elk ... wishing you a thankful week!

june at noon said...

You're always so poetic. Enjoy your time with the family!

GailO said...

I have a pineapple on my counter right now that is calling out for me to cut it up! Maybe I will photograph it first:)

Megan Coyle said...

Who would've thought that there were so many interesting angles of a pineapple? Love it! So creative :)

Joan Elizabeth said...

Pineapples remind me of my childhood. What a lovely ripeness for your days to come.

Leslie said...

lovely images... may your family gathering overflow with love and blessings.

magpie said...

i love it when food
calls out to be
delicious shots.

beth said...

i bet handling that pineapple you felt like you were in hawaii.....no ? dang....it was worth a try :)

have a great thanksgiving !!!

Anonymous said...

sounds like youve got preparations done for your thanksgiving. and if the pineapple doesnt turn out sweet, use it in a savoury dish. love it curried!

Marcie said...

Love what you've done with this pineapple. And - not on my list either..but certainly a good thing to have. Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

Anne Butera said...

Wonderful post and such great photos!

Hoping that your bowl of joy is ever so deep.

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Beautiful and yummy! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, elk!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy your time with your daughters.

d smith kaich jones said...

i didn't know pineapples had stars, were stars, but of course they do/are. how could they not? it takes someone green with faith to show me. a gorgeous few words, by the way.


nancy neva gagliano said...

the pineapple, like the world...
one with so many vantage points.

love how you LOOK and See.

Mommy Emily said...

"catching up over a deep bowl of joy"

"reminds me of ripe days to come"

such poetry in you, friend. i love it.

spread your wings said...

so poetic

Becca said...

Love this series of photos.