REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Where do the years go?

Linking to Simple Pleasures today. Dayle has posted about photo albums, those wonderful archives of memories through the years.

My post title could apply to so many things, and it usually does.  Mothers ask that when a child has a birthday or reaches some milestone in life, and couples ask it when they celebrate another anniversary, or they attend a school reunion.  It goes on and on. "Where did the years go?"     Today, I was photographing a potted white kalanchoe which I had just placed into a hand-thrown pot,  when I remembered the pot's origin.  I checked the bottom just to be certain---the potter's name was carved there.  This pot held a jade plant or some other succulent when it was delivered to my hospital room more than 31 years ago after the birth of our first son.  There hasn't been a live plant in the pot for years; I have very little good light in my house.  But I store the pot on a shelf and bring it out to hold a smaller potted plant now and then.   The potter is someone I've known for years: his wife was the first-grade teacher of our son; the potter's son was a teaching colleague of mine some years later; the potter moved from pottery to foundry work when he worked as an artist-in-residence at the high school where I taught.   Where have the years gone?


14 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Nice memories and beautiful photo - especially love the vintage doily to further signify the passing of time. :)

Sandy said...

Those are nice memories and pretty pot, and photo! Thank you for sharing!

lisa said...

What a wonderful memory Evelyn, and your photograph is just beautiful!

M. said...

What wonderful memories...the flowers are so lovely!

M.

Patty@sewingseeds said...

What a beautiful story and lovely photo.

Dayle said...

That's an amazing simple pleasure, Evelyn. So beautiful, too. How special that you still have it around.

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

That is a very special pot, Evelyn!
What a lovely thing to hold all those good memories and connections over the years in.
The kalanchoe looks so pretty in it too :-)
blessings..Trish

Lesley said...

A lovely memory, your pot looks lovely with the kalanchoe

Karen said...

Such nice memories, and a very beautiful photo!

Louisiana Belle said...

Beautiful pot and lovely story. So nice that you held onto it for all these years. I love the way you photographed it with the doily bunched up under it.

Kathleen said...

That's a tough question but one that won't ever go away. Pretty plant, we have them over here with red flowers and they're called Flaming Katies. I don't think I've ever seen a white one before. Lovely photo.

Kay K said...

Your simple pleasure is lovley ! the picture is beautiful thanks for sharing

Christine said...

You are very artistic with your camera.
You have displayed this treasure beautifully.

Joan said...

Your photography is beautiful. I love the piece of potter. My brother is an art teacher and a potter (although he doesn't have much time for pottery while teaching full time.) I have a collection of his pottery and it is a treasure.