Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I Could Barely See Past It

by Kim




The fog that is.

The visibility both in front of me and behind me was very limited.




And I started to take notice of the details right before me.

Like the silhouettes of the branches, dew dripping from the fence, moss growing on the tree, and the sharp
barbed wire.

It brought to the forefront, those things that I might otherwise miss. A spider web laden with water drops from the mist of the fog.


 


And, I saw the color of now.




I heard the fog speak to me. It said Kim, there is a reason that which is behind and ahead of you, the past and the future are so blurry.

It's because the focus should be on the gift of today.

The present has no shelf life. It is an interactive gift that expires each and everyday at midnight.

Today, I am thankful for this gift, all 1440 seconds of it. The good. The bad. And the ugly.

Wishing everyone celebrating this week a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Kim xo


**Just a little reminder not to forget to tell us what you are grateful for when posting your photos to the flickr pool.


21 comments:

Patricia Stein said...

Thank you for sharing this thoughts and the beautiful pictures !

heyjudephotography said...

So glad I had time to pop on here this morning. Beautiful photos, and important words to remember!

Carol said...


This is a photographic poem! What a beautiful good morning from a beautiful soul. Thank you,

Linda said...

Thank you for this Kim! This is just the message I needed today, as I am looking ahead to Thursday so much I might miss what is right in front of me! Glad I didn't miss this!

terriporter said...

Oh, my, I've just read this three times! So true and illustrated so beautifully. It has always been a fault of mine to always be looking ahead and not concentrating on the here and now, planning, planning, planning. I think photography taught me to focus on what is in front of me, especially when I fell in love with macro photography and started to see things I would have never seen before. Yes, the cow is there, but you can't really see him so you are forced to focus on the fence and the raindrops. Maybe we all need a little fog in our lives to help us focus on what is right in front of us. Wonderful, timely post and amazingly beautiful photographs, my friend.

Susan said...

So well spoken…and the photos are wonderful! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!

CarolHart said...

Funny how a deep thick fog can help us see more clearly. Beautiful images.

sherrygaley said...

Profound and beautiful. Thank you Kim.

Barb Brookbank said...

Beautiful post! Thank you, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Dotti said...

Yes! You speak the truth to a subject we've discussed many times here: being present now. But like Terri, I'm a planner {I know, you're shocked!}, always thinking at least one step ahead. I love how you drew this beautiful life lesson from your jaw-dropping foggy photo shoot! Well done.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful thinking and photos. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Sherri B. said...

What a beautiful message...and gorgeous photos!

Beverly said...

This is just the most beautiful message and photos…a real "keeper"…something to be made into a wall print or poster. It's too good not to share with hundreds. Happy Thanksgiving….I'm thankful for beautiful posts like this one!

Sherry said...

What beautiful thoughts (and photos). We all get so caught up in life that we forget the simple things that are around us everyday. Love your post.

Nicki said...

So very true and so beautifully stated and illustrated.

leigh said...

"the color of now"….what a beautiful sentiment! Gorgeous photos Kim!

Kelly said...

Oh my....happy sigh. xo

Gail Dixon said...

These images are so ethereal and beautiful. Love the words...so very true. Thanks for the reminder. :)

Roxi -Coppercurls Designs said...

You have good ears. Most of all you listen. Such beauty... Is that a red bud tree? It's gorgeous.

Diana said...

WOW, these are just stunning images.

Anita Johnson said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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