Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Thematic Photographic - #231 Softness

"I hardly ever see your profile, but have I told you it's beautiful? - like the soft gentle lines of snow." - John Geddes

Even electric light, softens an empty room. Go my friend and be someone's light!

Can you guess what theme Carmi offered this week?

Thematic Photographic 
(Where we go to release our inner thoughts, and sift through others as well.)

Carmi has posted "softness" as our theme for the week.

I believe softness is more than something not being loud or hard to the touch.  Like pretty much everything, it's a feeling.

Thank goodness Carmi is flexible, and encourages us to not just step outside of the box, but to throw the darn box away!

Nothing could be finer, than to be tucked away in sweet, soft slumber while all the world around you, sleeps too.

"There's always a bit of magic to be found....somewhere between falling asleep and waking up!"

Once upon a dream, if you should be so lucky.......

...."Just let go, and allow the gentle, easy going softness of your dreams simply set your soul a sailing."

I brought one of my trusty friends along..... Yes, in my dreams.)

I can always find comfort in the soft folds of his skin.

Do you take time to feel the softness resting inside your heart, and trust that there's always a path to wander?

Of course my friend the elephant, shall have to sit out this part of my journey!  Even in my dreams, I know he just wouldn't sit still.

See the softness of the lighting and the colors settling around this  hard egg tip-egging (you know like tiptoeing) on a hard surface?

Okay, I know, an expert photographer would add, if she'd only shot this scene with......ha ha ha.

Can you feel the softness of two hearts?

My son-in-law and his little girl.

Can you hear the soft whisper of a golden afternoon breeze?

Any breeze that rustles here, rustles inside us as well, and we're the better for it.

Especially soft on my list, is how a tender touch warms us so.

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darlin said...

Karen I'm no eggpert but I think the photo of the egg is perfect just the way it is. Beautiful soft post, there is a softer side to most things in life and you've found perfect examples!


Cloudia said...

Once again, you show me how it's done!

Happy Aloha to YOU
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Muse & Views Bookclub said...

I so much enjoy reading yours texts and I like the photos also. Such imagination! Thank you!

Unknown said...

I thought this series was about THERMatic Photography, and I was thinking that it is most needed up there in your part of the country right now, but I now see that it is actually THEMatic Photography. So, never mind.

21 Wits said...

Cloudia- Thank you, you're so sweet for saying that! :)

21 Wits said...

Darlin- I always enjoy your "upbeat-ness!" Enjoy your day- hope you're getting warmer weather than us!

21 Wits said...

Michele- Thank you for such a nice comment!

Alexia said...

Lots of tugging at the heartstrings here, Karen - beautiful variations on softness. Thank you!

Gail said...

The picture of your SIL made me go very soft inside.

Be sure and thank him for me. Few know how much our military gives for US!

Thanks for sharing all the aspects of softness.

Dave King said...

Fascinating and infinitely thought-provoking.

Bob Scotney said...

The egg is perfect for me. As for electric light being soft I would agree that the energy saving bulbs we now have to use provide a very soft light - it's just a shame we cannot see to read by it so easily.

You seem to have a knack of finding words to match you pictures so well.

21 Wits said...

Gail- I certainly will!

21 Wits said...

I've been asked about the adorable elephant, and I took his picture at the Renn-Fest in Shakopee last year!

Laurie Kolp said...

Love those in support of throwing the box away! Thanks for your soft display. Your SIL and his girl touched my heart.

Snowcatcher said...

You definitely have found softness in places where I would not have looked! My favorite is the photo of your son-in-law and granddaughter. That's a soft beyond soft. :)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Karen, this is such a neat post. I enjoyed your pictures so much, especially the one of your SIL and granddaughter. I will be thinking about what you have written about softness today, and especially about how I can show it.

I sure do like you.

Kathy M.

21 Wits said...

Kathy- Thanks for your sweet words! I like you too, and I'm just so happy I joined the blogs that I have so that I can continue to meet awesome people, like you and others and especially all our blogging friends at Sepia Saturday too. Alan has gathered super awesome folks!

Galen Pearl said...

Is there anyone whose favorite photo is not your son in law and his daughter?! (Please thank him for his service.)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

A hug!

And a ollyphaunt!

I will be joining you with a softness post soon, Karen (hint: a d.a.w.g. will be involved).

Alan Burnett said...

Soft as a summer breeze, Karen.

Judie said...


tony said...

What A Smashing Egg!!! Yes, Softness is a generous feeling.Blessed Are The Softies!

Filip and Kristel said...

Cool elephant pictures and the sweet girl with the sheep.


21 Wits said...

Judie - as soon as I get the recipe down and bottles stored up I'll send you one, oh heck I'll send a case free of charge! If only- right! {) I've missed you dear friend!!!!

21 Wits said...

Alan- two super words together- summer breeze! Yes!!!!!!!!!

21 Wits said...

Galen- I know, it's amazing though, any embrace rocks my soul, but then you add a uniform, and a child or a dog, and your heart does a melt down. I will thank him for you!

Max Sartin said...

Great set of pictures, love the "tip-egging" across the counter. And that's a cool shot of the soldier and his daughter.

Rob From Amersfoort said...

That's an emotion picture of your SIL + daughter (that makes her your granddaughter I guess). Having a close relative in the army, especially such an active one like the US Forces, must be tough.