Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Season's End

I LOVE summer, and it is hard to transition to the chillier, wetter weather here in the Fall. Although I think Fall color is beautiful, it does not compare, for me, to the abundance of color in the Spring and Summer. I picked the last of the blooming daisies awhile back and set them in the garage to dry. I have seen lots of shots of dried dying flowers that I admire so I thought I would try my hand at it for a TT project. My layers are listed on the screenshot, as you can see I used 3 instead of 2 of Kim's textures. I set the daisies on the seat of the old white kitchen chair that I found at a barn sale this summer. Love that old thing. It is going to be used often.

My week spent with my mom was very draining, emotionally, physically and mentally. It is so hard to watch someone you love and who was such a strong woman all her life, lose touch with her world. She is in good health but mentally she is not understanding all the changes in her life. She doesn't understand why she has to have someone there to care for her since all this time she has been alone. Makes my heart sad, but yet I am so blessed that she is still here with us. I must tell myself to treasure each day because one day she will be gone and it will be very difficult to lose her. She has been a rock to all of us all our lives and now we have to be her rock.

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21 comments:

  1. I love dried flower images! And that chair is special....I have one, too. It's been in the snow and in the river for photo sessions; the rest of the time, it's on the back porch. Your edited photo is beautifully vintage.

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  3. Hello Pat,
    Aren't the lines of fading flowers satisfying? the way the stems twist and the petals curl, gives something special.

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  4. Beautiful shot and I'm so sorry about your mom.

    Praying for you and your family. Yes...enjoy each moment.

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  5. I love how the daisies curve so gracefully, even when they are withered. This is a perfect image for your bittersweet post about your mother. My heart goes out to you; it is so hard to see our parents decline.

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  6. This is beautiful. I love the perspective and your texture work.

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  7. A beautiful, poignant image and post!

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  8. Oh how lovely! The texture is a Perfect compliment to the spent blooms.
    I am so sorry to read your post about your mother. Stay strong and cherish every memory in the making no matter how difficult the process. Thinking of you...

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  9. Beautiful photograph and textures. So sorry to hear about your mother.

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  10. The textures are perfect for your photo, although I'm a summer lover too and the dried daisies make me sad :(
    Sending prayers of strength for you and your mom. May you find unexpected blessings in these difficult days.

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  11. Fantastic! I love the monochromatic tone of this photo...it really forces the textures and shapes to take center stage. Lovely!

    Kathy

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  12. Hello Pat...we met at WA.
    Beautifully executed. I too absolutely love themonochromatic tone of this image!

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  13. Your dried flowers are amazingly beautiful!

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  14. Wonderful texture work and I love the neutral tones!

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  15. Hi Pat, This really has a nice feel to it! Vintage and rustic looking and the textures are perfect! Love those old chairs too!

    So sorry to hear about your sweet Momma. It just isn't fair.

    Thank you for your kind comment on my Texture Tuesday and also for following me!!

    Blessings ♥

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  16. Beautiful - I feel like I can reach out and touch the texture.

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  17. I love how rich the texture shows on this photo.

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  18. Pat I love the image that you have captured. also, my heart goes out to you with your mother. I well remember how all of that feels, and it is so hard. My mom passed away 14 years ago, and during the time that I cared for her it helped me sooooooo much to keep a daily gratitude journal, where I wrote down even the tiniest moments that I was grateful for with her. Can still look back and remember those precious moments because I wrote them down. Blessings to you, and your photography is gorgeous. Jeanne

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  19. Also see that you are the same age as i am, and i am also so loving my photography. What a wonderful thing to "retire to". I can hardly wait.

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