Simple Moments

Carol A. Hand

 

Sometimes, I can’t resist photographing the night sky.

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May 2, 2018

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The moon highlighting the church steeple

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May 2, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Perhaps I post too many photos of

the moon and everyday landscapes

exposing the limits of my old hand-held cameras

 

Still, I prefer to believe that

capturing the beauty of a simple life

is an act of gratitude –

and a special kind of art

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May 3, 2018

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Like the view from across the street

of the long-lived willow tree

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May 3, 2018

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a solitary sentinel gracing an urban neighborhood

greeting her final spring

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May 3, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The winds and weight of her branches

finally proved more than she could bear

Photos will help me preserve poignant memories

of her beauty and my enduring gratitude

for her comforting presence in my life

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28 thoughts on “Simple Moments”

  1. I love night photography, though I don’t usually capture the scene well… I got off the bus one winter’s evening with torrential rain blowing sideways, but instead of rushing down the road to my house I couldn’t resist getting my phone out and taking pictures of the streetlight reflections.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your love on nighttime photography, Janet. I love it, too, even though I don’t usually capture it well either. I’ve lost count of the blurry shots with a lopsided moon. 🙂

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  2. Glorious photographs, Carol. A simple life is a good one and your images reflect that. I feel your sadness regarding the willow tree and I understand perfectly. We had a beautiful blue mountain ash tree that unfortunately died which was huge and such a comfort to me. I cried for days after they cut her down and the empty space seemed so massive. I totally get where you are coming from! May the ANGELS hold you tight when your comfort you find in this tree is gone. 💝🌹💝

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind and lovely comments, Amyrose, and for sharing your understanding of and experiences with the sorrow of losing a beloved tree. I am deeply grateful for your blessings and send my best wishes to you. ❤

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  3. Wonderful night photos of the moon. Also, of the beautiful tree. Are you certain it will be it’s last year? If so you must do something special with a piece of it’s wood. Take care.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Bob. The willow came down today, thanks to skilled tree surgeons who treated her respectfully. It was time. Her core was rotting and hollow.

      I may have overdone saving special pieces of wood – 10 large bags of chips to use as mulch, 10 medium-sized branches and a pile of smaller cut branches. She will always be part of the landscape, even her lovely stump.

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      1. Hi Carol, I am sorry to hear the lovely Willow had to come down. You will miss her. Good to hear you were able to save some of the wood. Take care. Bob

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