Blog Archives

Window Into Time

Momma's Window

Momma’s Window

My mother looked out of this window as a little girl, pressing her nose against the glass and daydreaming about the future. Now, I gaze up at the window as her grown daughter, imagining her past. Looking at this window, I can feel the passage of time. I can feel the weight of time moving slowly backward and then rushing forward.

I discovered that my mother lived in this old house as a child. Other people and families surely moved in and out of the house over the years, making changes. But, her window remained unchanged.

I wonder what things she saw as she looked out into her neighborhood. I wonder what things she thought about. I wonder if she had big dreams for her life. I wonder if she dreamed about getting married and the children she would have one day, imagining her life with me long before I ever existed.

She would never have imagined the hardships and physical challenges she would face in life. I hope she imagined some of the happiness and joys that her life would hold. I like to think that some of her childhood dreams came true. She loved to smile and sing and laugh. I know she loved me and my brother with all of her heart because she showed us and told us so. I believe she knew she was loved by us.

Time flies. So, grab every window of opportunity to experience the world and to spend time with the people you love!

Happy Sunday to you all!

*posted in response to the daily post prompt://Window

Time Capture

Time Capture

Time Capture

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.

me and my little brother back in the day

me and my little brother back in the day

I’m wishing you all great times this weekend!

*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge:




*posted for writing 201
poetic prompt-face, poetic form-found poetry, poetic device-chiasmus

Okay, this is only in the format of found poetry…even this took a long time! Can’t wait to see what everyone else came up with!

Sands of Time (One Word Photo Challenge-Sandstorm)

Sands of Time

*Sand Storm*

sands of time



each grain

a moment in time

waiting to be remembered

*posted in response to
JNW’s One Word Photo Challenge-Sandstorm
and Lucile’s Photo Rehab Clinic

Ephemeral Flowering

Breathtaking Beauty

Breathtaking Beauty

Ephemeral: lasting for a very short time

Plum Blossoms

Plum Blossoms

The flowering of these beautiful trees ushers in the spring. I am amazed at how these trees seem to bloom over-night, in unison. One day, they go unnoticed; the next time you look, glorious color abounds.

Plum Flower  Detail

Plum Flower Detail

The flowering beauty meets my definition of ephemeral since the colorful stage is transient. I try to consciously appreciate the sight. To me, the flowers seem to disappear without warning as suddenly as they arrive.

Vibrant Glory

Vibrant Glory

Time is relative. While these ornamental trees blossom every year, the growing cycle lasts only about 30 years for plum trees which is fleeting in the realm of time.


Double Park Benches



Waiting (Park Benches)

Sit down and wait a while
Rest your weary bones

Wait for return of energy
Wait for emotional clarity
Wait for inspiration

Sit down and rest a spell
Your time will come

Life Is Too Short To Wear Tight Shoes



Loosen up! Free your feet, free your mind.
Kick off tight shoes and start to unwind.

No blisters, no pinches, no steps of pain.
No grimace, no limits, no gait to retrain.

Life is too short, so don’t delay.
Kick up your heels and seize the day!

(Response to the daily prompt No Time to Waste)

Extra Hour (25:00)

Looking for 25:00

Looking for 25:00

Sundial. Atomic clock. Shifted for sleep.

6 word story in response to the Daily Prompt about having an extra hour in each day.

nancy merrill photography

capturing memories one moment at a time

Tourmaline .

Small Scale Fabricated Photography, Toy Photography History, Art Creation Musings

The Godly Chic Diaries



Exploring my world with pictures and words.

Still life, room to breathe

My Journey through Still Life Photography

Words Like Honey

sow kindness


age is just a (biggish) number

52 Weeks Photography Group

A year in images, one theme at a time

Collect Life

A collection of life, inspiration and joy

A Walk in the Garden

"How quickly comes the sun when first it sets its mind to rise." - - j. s. v.

Susi Lovell

short story writer

Thoughts Of An E'ville Woman

The secret to having it all is believing that you do!

It's a long story ...

a light-hearted look at life by Tresha Barger

A Sawyer's Daughter

The Life & Times of a Sawmill Man's Eldest Child

Norm 2.0

Photography, fiction, humor, opinions, and whatever else I feel like posting

The Eye of a Thieving Magpie

My view of this wonderful and crazy life - as I travel and explore.

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald


"Gradually, then suddenly." Quote by: Ernest Hemingway

photography, poetry, paintings

Minute Meetings with God

Meeting God Personally through his word

Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

Welcome to the Anglo Swiss World

Gale Weithers

Celebrating Epic Stories of Grit & Growth, Faith & Family, Love & Laughter

My Life Lived Full

If you aren't living on the edge, you're taking up too much space

Park Preview

A guide to Seattle area parks with an emphasis on accessibility, photography, and birds.

Jibber Jabber with Sue

Everyday Thoughts and Musings