Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

I must be sharing some head space with Cheri at Word Press.  I’ve been thinking about ephemerals as I photographed the woodland wildflowers a few weeks ago.  An entire hillside was covered in trout lily, and I was excited at the prospect of seeing them all bloom at once.  I went back two weeks later to discover that I’d missed it. 

Fleeting.  Short life cycles.  Tomorrow is the 35th anniversary of the first time I kissed my husband.  He died at the age of 47.  “It’s not the years in your life, but the life in your years that counts.”  That quote is attributed to Abraham Lincoln, and my sister-in-law read it at Jim’s memorial.  Living, sentient beings change over time, rapidly or slowly doesn’t matter.  We are all impermanent.  Is that an aberration?  Or is that just the way it is?  Rage or accept as you will, the wheel turns, the cycle moves.

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17 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

  1. I had the same thing happen to me at me “secret” little honey hole of painted trillium this year. I checked on them one weekend and not even a sprout. Less than two weeks later and all but one was past,

      • You’re very welcome. I’m still on the lookout for my filed of trout lilies. One of the wildflowers on my “list” that I always seem to miss when I do stumble on some.

      • Why thank you very much, the ride may get bumpy at times, but hopefully you’ll enjoy it!

        I’m a very patient person when it comes to my photography. When it comes to wildflowers, there’s always next year. With landscapes, there’s always next time. The thrill of the hunt is half the fun! 🙂

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