Friday, April 16, 2010

A Brief Visit

Going . . .
Going . . .
Gone.
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16 comments:

Martin H. said...

These blooms are over so quickly aren't they. Always glad to to have them but sad to see them pass.

Pat in east TN said...

Tulips are oh so beautiful, but some of our mountain winds can take them away in a blink of an eye.

Paul C said...

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may...

Fleeting beauty... Well done.

Merisi said...

Beauty fads so fast ... beautifully captured!

We were lucky, the cooler days this week keep the tulips shining longer.

Merisi said...

Regarding "enbiggiate" (previous post's comments):
The first and only time I encountered "enbiggiate" was over at Steph's "Incurable Insomniac" - to her goes the credit for creating it.

And I love to use it! ;-)

willow said...

Don't you wish they lasted just a bit longer? Wonderful pics.

Vicki Lane said...

Our weather has been so warm that the tulips have been looking tired by their second day. On the other hand, the roses are budding...

Catalyst said...

Ah, sweet mystery of life!

Merisi said...

Roses are still a long way off here,
I am afraid. Then again, with sunshine and warmer temperatures now, this weeks spring rains may just give them the necessary jolt. ;-)

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O/T
I am almost through with my Ken Rockwell user's guide (supplemented by a field guide by DD Busch my daughter brought back from her US visit). It is as if I got a whole new camera! You do format your SD card each time you use it, do you? (Sigh, I know, I am preaching .... too much knowledge ... *giggles*).

Looking at your photos, you must be so pleased with your camera. I am so glad you have now the tool to show your artistic talent to the fullest (do I see a photo book in your future?).

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Vicki, I made a series of photos of a tulip dying, too, and found the almost gone shot, the leaves standing straight out like a tulip star really intriguing. I'll have to post it eventually.
I've been staying away as much as possible from the computer, trying to do late spring cleaning and finish some poems, so it's good to come back for a visit.

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Vicki, what is your camera? I'm wanting an upgrade.

L. D. Burgus said...

All gone! It was a beautiful visit.

Star said...

We are of a like mind today Vicki. My tulips have lost their petals too but they were gorgeous while they lasted and, in pots, they lasted nearly two weeks indoors and made a nice splash of yellow on the Easter table.
Blessings, Star

Vicki Lane said...

Merisi -- I do format my card -- now ;-) I'm going to get serious with learning to use the camera very soon now. My husband gave me a guide by Darrell Young that looks quite good too.

Kay = I have a Nikon D90 with a 18-200 mm Nikkor lens. It was a pretty major purchase for me but oh! I've been happy with it! I did a fair amount of research -- used a friend's D80, listened to what Merisi (see above) had to say and after several months of dithering, bit the bullet and slammed plastic.

Mel said...

They come and go so quickly, it's all I can do to give them ample notice. Ephemeral, they are. Lovely series of photos.

A Blogoddess' Tale said...

and in the blink of an eye, a life has come and gone, but in its existence, it brought beauty to this world.