Posts Tagged ‘life


114/2011 green!

114/2011 green!, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

The first tiny buds have appeared on a spiraea bush in the corner of our garden. A miracle every year! I could sit out on the patio for ages, just breathing in the rapidly advancing spring with all my senses.

It’s as though new life has been patiently waiting for the conducive enough circumstances all through winter, to suddenly get triggered into amazingly fast growth. I wish I could provide the right environment and push for my students’ learning more often! Especially this time of the year, only a month of the school year left, there are many wilted plants in the classrooms – teachers included.


109/2011 back to life

109/2011 back to life, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

A most welcome sight by the roadside – spring has beaten winter once again!

New life, new energy!


#260 a time for every event under heaven

A fallen leaf, still flaming red but soon to be trampled down and forgotten. For me today, this picture spoke about endings and the transience of life. A long, and the most important, phase in my life has come to an end. My daughter has flown off the nest.

Just as the cycles of nature, also changes in life are inevitable, and even if welcome, oh, what mixed feelings they create! Luckily, this sad leaf holds in it the promise and reassurance of a new spring. Similarly, children may be out of your sight, but never out of your heart!


#259 last family dinner for a while

Made me smile when I read today’s Daily Shoot assignment on the screen today:

Preparing or eating food is a rhythmic part of life. Make a photo of a meal you prepared our ate today.

I was just rushing off to go home to prepare a special meal for the evening during my two free hours in the middle of the day. It’s the day of sending our only child off to the big, wide world. Our daughter will be leaving off to university abroad later tonight. She wished for my vegetarian lasagne as the last dinner together.

I am so happy for her, and at the same time, I can’t deny that the empty nest syndrome is kicking in a little, too. Tomorrow there will only be two plates on the table – and looks like warmed up left-overs from today to eat. The rhythm will change – and I will have to get used to buying and cooking much less!


#226 swishing past

226/365 swishing past, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

This was one of my attempts for today’s Daily Shoot:

Make a photograph with motion blur today. Use a fast moving subject or a slow shutter speed can do the trick.

More and more often I get the feeling of life flying by. It seems as if I can’t get hold of anything, it all becomes a blur. Days just follow days, and before I know it, it’s another birthday or Christmas again. Didn’t I only just pack up and finish with my lessons for a long, long summer break? And here I am, starting anew again. Wasn’t it just yesterday that I held my little baby girl in my arms, and now she’s about to leave home? I can’t stop time but I can start slowing down, and living every fleeting moment.


#211 a curve on the road

211/365 a curve on the road, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

I was looking at pavements today – for the Daily Shoot, as usual.

Pavement comes in many flavors. Asphalt. Concrete. Bricks. Stones. Make a photo of some pavement you see today.

Got this shot of the curve just below our home. It made me think about life and the twists and turns it brings our way.

A big twist is just round the corner for me – my only daughter moving out to start her university studies. I am already feeling the notorious ’empty nest syndrome’ setting in.

Usually, I enjoy unpredictability and changes in everyday routine (or at least the avoidance of rut!), but this time, the change seems too overwhelming for me – even though, for the last two years, it’s been so clear that it’s about time for your young lady to start her own life. I have even started dreaming about a total change of lifestyle for myself – change of career, or change of country perhaps? Who knows what’s round that bend for me!


#48 Carpe diem!

048/365 Carpe diem!, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Today’s Daily Shoot assignment gave me the idea for this photo:

“Fragility conveys tension. Make a photo today of a person or object in a fragile state.”

Just hanging by the last thread, I can’t believe how these few vine leaves have survived so long in the freezing cold winter. But there they still are, in our balcony, so dry that if you happened to touch them, even ever so slightly, they would probably disintegrate into ashes. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust… Life is precious, fragile, fleeting…


July 2020

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