Monday, June 23, 2014

Bloom...

(texture-Kim's just a touch, overlay, 30% opacity)

I picked up the orchid, 
ready to thrown it out, 
thinking it had no life left in it,
when I noticed three buds.

(texture-Kim's rainy day, soft light, 15% opacity)

The next week, 
it began to bloom.

(texture-Kim's 1111 screen mode, 25% opacity)

Sometimes, it's all too easy to give up, 
to quit too soon.
Your season to bloom might be sooner than you think.

(texture-Kim's waterfront 18)

still following,

kimklassencafe






35 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much, Stacey! It was a new experiment to shoot it purposefully backlit.

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  2. Elizabeth, I always manage to kill orchids. I'm very impressed. Excellent analogy :-)

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    1. Well, I really had nothing to do with it. Remember, I was about to throw it out!

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  3. Oh Elizabeth, these images are so full of beauty!

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    1. Thank you so much, Barbara. Your photos this week, oh my goodness! LOVE them!

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  4. beautiful! I have missed visiting! It's summer!

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    1. So glad you get to have the summer to relax a bit, work in your amazing yard and garden, and to pop in here now and then!

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  5. Beautiful! The quote is perfect for the image. I love the bokeh.

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    1. Thank you, Anne. I really did have nothing to do with it's growth. It has been sorely neglected and I did actually think it was time to throw it out!

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  7. you really do orchids so well, I usually have two or three in my house at a time and find them difficult to photograph but you have really done so nicely. I must practice.

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    1. Barbara, I neglect orchids well, and then a miracle happens and they bloom! The photos were an equally pleasant surprise as I was trying something new with having them backlit.

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  8. Exquisite message, Elizabeth. Thank you.

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  9. Amazing pictures. So beautiful !

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  10. I love that quote in fact it is on my blog page.
    Love the concept of being patient and looking closer for growth.

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    1. I didn't even realize you have that quote on your blog! Wow, that's awesome!

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  11. What a beautiful thought, Elizabeth! The light behind that orchid is wonderful, and I love that you made a series of your images and words.

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    1. It was fun to try something new and to shoot with it backlit.

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  12. I absolutely love your first photo. The composition is great with the diagonal line through the photo from the top left to lower right caused by the dark stems and the lighter blossom. And what a fabulous background. Beatifully done.

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    1. Any compliments from you are so encouraging! You're a photography guru!

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  13. Beautiful photos and thought.

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    1. Thanks, Tori! I loved your photo and quote as well!

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  14. You images are delicate and so lovely. And your story of the orchid and giving up too soon -- such an encouragement!

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    1. I'm blessed that you were encouraged, Sharon!

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  15. Beautiful photos and so encouraging!

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  16. I for one am glad to benefit from your experimenting! These are lovely! and you are blessed to have an orchid bloom for you! It's not humid enough where I am, I guess, and I forget to spritz them everyday :)

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  17. So true, great example Elizabeth! Thanks for sharing with us in Texture Twist!!

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  18. Man this is lovely. It is extremely hard not to feature you more often. Thank you for your words and your photos!! And thanks for linking up faithfully!!

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