10.23.2010

Yesterday's Bloom


It's so curious: one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the hardest hours of grief.
But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window,
or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday
has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer...

and everything collapses.
~Colette

194/365

28 comments:

lisa said...

This is just stunning. Absolute perfection in every way.

Bernie said...

I love your quotes as much as I do your pictures. Hang in there sweetie, God will handle everything I promise. Many prayers for Shauna......:-) Hugs

Lisa said...

I have grown to feel like I need to take you under my little wing and protect you but your doing just fine.. Prayers and Many Hugs going to you
Much Love
Lisa xo

Lisa said...

and this is stunning beyond words.

Tricia said...

omg Chas, that's gorgeous! love the texture added

thanks so much for the comment/compliment you left about my horse pic - i'll let ya in on a lil secret tho, it was pure luck that i got those 2 shots - i wasn't trying to shoot it that way - i wasn't even paying attention to the grass in the foreground but when i uploaded them, i really liked how they showed up
nevertheless, thank you!

Scott said...

Absolutely gorgeous. What an eye catcher!

faerwillow said...

~sometimes words and images can be so powerful...you have brought tears to my eyes this morning with what you have expressed through this photograph and quote...sigh...healing heartfelt blessings upon you and your family~

SouthernSass said...

Amazing. Continued thoughts and prayers for you and your family!

jennyfreckles said...

Such a beautiful picture and quote. The rose has an old-fashioned look to it.

Jamie said...

Beautiful

Jamie said...

Beautiful

leavesnbloom said...

Thats a beautiful texture Chas. Thanks for coming over to my new blog. Your blog and a few others have inspired me to become more creative with my photos. Thankyou :)

darlin said...

Chas, this is a stunning shot and amazing words to go with it, words which I can relate to and have experienced.

I'll continue to keep you and all of your loved ones, especially your sister, in my prayers. Huge hugs sent your way today. May God bless you and yours.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Chas!

And I know that feeling so well. At moments I think I have it all under control (and am under pressure), all it takes is an unexpected kindness, and the dam breaks. But the good news is... it happens to all of us so we don't have to feel foolish for our feelings. Jesus wept, too.

Sending you hugs and love across the miles, sweet girl, and I pray for your entire family as well.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Gorgeous photo. So nicely presented.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Marcie said...

Maybe yesterday's bloom..but so stunningly rendered!!!

S. Etole said...

The truth of that quote is so powerful ... your image is powerful as well.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Beautiful and mesmerizing macro

Linda Robinson said...

WOW... What an amazing shot. The texture is perfect..

Kala said...

Gorgeous composition and treatment - truly a work of art.

georgia~gigi said...

Happy Sunday Lovely Lady!
Oh how you captured this beautiful bloom, just beautiful!
gi gi

Carolina Mountains said...

Lovely rose and the verse so perfect.

rollsettravel said...

Chas,
I feel the need to hold on to the remnants of summer this time of year, as if I could fend off the encroaching winter just a little bit longer. Such is life, all things fading from view, only to return again in the spring fresh and new, a rebirth for both flowers and spirits. Prayers to you and your sister. AJ

Tracy said...

So soft like velvet...May you find comfort in such softness, Chas... ((HUGS))

Leah C said...

Oh the beauty of a rose{sigh}! This quote really hit home today...just this weekend I came across something unexpected that belonged to my mom (she's been gone over a year now) and I just sobbed. Wishing you peace, Chasity, and saying prayers for Shauna.

lisaschaos said...

So pretty! I love the texture too. Kinda vintagey. And the quote - so right on.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

absolutely stunning...

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