How to capture time: photographs
Sometimes our memories need a boost. Looking at the moments captured in our photographs can bring back a flood of memories and emotions. Photos allow us to momentarily re-live the past.
I enjoy taking pictures of nature and places and things. Looking at those photos reminds me to appreciate the beauty of the world around me. But it is looking at old photo albums, with simple snapshots, that takes me back in time and reminds me of who I really am.
I’m wishing you all great times this weekend!
*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge:
January Haiku (Cold)
Snowfall covering the past
Cold temperatures have settled in and we have had our first light snowfall. To take this picture of a snow touched rhododendron bud, I stood outside with my umbrella over my head to protect my camera. I don’t know if the plant budded early because of warmer temperatures earlier in the month, or if it is just part of the plant cycle. I sure hope the plant still blooms in its usual way this spring.
The rhododendron was one of my mother’s favorite flowers. We weren’t sure if the blossoms were purple or pink but agreed they were beautiful. For pictures of my backyard plant in bloom, you can look at my post Rhododendron Bonanza which was one of my mother’s favorite posts.
My mother passed away five months ago. Her birthday falls in January and that is what January has always meant to me. Her birthday was always a bright spot in an otherwise drab, cold January. My brother and I celebrated her life this month by cooking some of her favorite foods and sharing memories, now frozen in time, of our Momma.
*Posted for version 2 of Cardinal’s ongoing Changing Seasons challenge. Take a look at the flexible rules. There is always time to join in!
I love the buildings and trees theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week.
The first photo, above, is of a home that can be seen nestled among the trees and mountains. I wonder if the view from the house is as beautiful as the view of it!
The next photo, below, was taken during a recent visit to a near-by park. A picnic shelter can be seen through the stark trees that have lost, or are in the process of losing, their leaves.
The third picture shows colorful trees surrounding a gazebo, barn and a historic building that may actually be a town museum. I will have to investigate further! The view is across from a duck pond that I posted about earlier.
I was a bit creative in my final photo selection. The nest in my backyard tree was initially built by a robin. But later in the summer, a crafty squirrel added on to it and claimed it as his own!
I enjoyed searching through my photo archives for this challenge, reminiscing about the day and people attached to each one. Isn’t it great how simple photos can evoke memories and emotions?