Lens-Artists Challenge # 244 – Glowing Moments

This week we are honoured to have Siobhan from Bend Branches as our host, and she invites us to share those special, glowing moments in our lives.

Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other’s good, and melt at other’s woe.

– Homer

Now I will share some of my glowing moments with you. Some are literally glowing…some of them yearly glowing, and some are for once in a lifetime.

The glowing reeds on a warm summer’s night – a treat every year at our summer house. The warm wind and the soft sound of the waves, the mosquito bites and Milo taking the last swim of the day.

Another way of glowing is the wine in my garden – a treat to the eye.

Spring! A glowing moment every year, and without it, life would be rather miserable.

When you have light in your mind, you shine.
When you have light in your heart, you glow.
When you have light in your soul, you rise.

― Matshona Dhliwayo

Some people stay with you forever…especially old people who have been through the ups and downs of life, and then share their wisdom with us. They make their golden years a gift to others as well. This is Stig, the father of my childhood friend. He was always funny and clever, wise and sweet…and I bet you can see it in his eyes as he is smiling over the reading table.

Another golden moment was when Milo moved in with us – who could resist those eyes? I still can’t…

Te Matua Ngahere

New Zealand was full of glowing moments, but maybe the most spectacular one was the first time we met one of the endemic Kauri trees in their North Island forest. We could not even see the top of the tree in the dense forest – only the gigantic trunk. Majestic, and holy to the Maori.

When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things – not the great occasions – that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.

– Bob Hope

Late evening in the orchid meadow. I visit every Spring, and lying down on the sun warmed boardwalk, looking up at the sky – are moments to treasure.

The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one’s relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase.

– Hugh Walpole

There was a special glow that day, when this little lady made her entrance into this world – and the contact between her and her father was instant and loving. Every moment with her is golden. But I guess it is the same for every grandmother!

So, now we are looking forward to seeing your own glowing moments! Be sure to link your contributions to this post and include the Lens-Artists tag.

Special thanks also to Donna of Wind Kisses for her “It’s Tricky” prompt last week. So many fun and “tricky” photos, including reflections, artistic effects, and different perspectives. It’s great to practice thinking outside the box!

Next week, Tina of Travels and Trifles will be our host, so be sure to visit her site and enjoy her amazing photography.

Until then, stay calm and be kind.

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  2. Resistance is futile. That applies to both Milo and your lovely grand-daughter, Ann-Christine. Your love is reflected in those eyes. And that feeling is mutual in the eyes of your friend’s father, Stig. My heart’s aglow from your lovely post, Ann-Christine.

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  5. Hi, AC. Your glowing moments filled me with joy–the spring meadow, Stig, your loving Milo, your precious granddaughter. You’ve done a brilliant job catching the light in their eyes and the light in nature. A truly wonderful post. Sending hugs your way.

  6. So much to take in, to be inspired. All photos are unique and special in their own way, Milo, Myra and Stig a closer more personal look, then your landscapes, so beautiful. Brilliant post, Ann-Christine.

  7. Oh Myra…you will bring thousands of smiles to the lives of others with those curious eyes.

    I loved all your photos, AC. I think I have two favorites. First, the boardwalk across the orchid meadow. It is one of those paths you just have to take. It’s necessary to cross for a little ways, so you can look up at the sky as you say. I think I might have my nose in the plants too, looking for critters or tiny creeks. The second was of Stig. I used to say those words of my grandmother. I could sit in the same room with her and listen to her talk all day. Wisdom. Life’s wisdom, and her whole body shook when she laughed. With the recent passing of MY dad, it stuck a deep cord there as well. How lucky we are to have people like that in our lives. Thank you for a tender look at glowing moments. I will tuck this one in my heart.

    • Thank you, Donna – your way with words is just wonderful, and they make me glow inside. Did I know about your father? I am so sorry for your loss. When it dawns on us that we never can call or visit, or ask them about something special…again. I think I can hear your grandmother… – I can still hear my own grandmothers laughter.

      • Yes. Your post, a nice reminder of all of it. My dad passed about the same time I joined LA. ( a few months ago) I almost backed out.

        I was pretty shy growing up, and am still someone of few words (in person). He would tell me it was fine, because what I had to say was what people needed to hear. Lol. Thought that was weird. At his funeral, so many people came up to me (I don’t live near family) and “said, oh you are Donna.” Your dad talks of you and the adventures in your life. I was very close to him, and very much like him.

        I feel like I am finding my way back. I loved your post.

      • Oh Donna, I know he was right! Your words have such a beautiful flow and I know they have helped more than me. That is only one of your gifts. Your father must have meant much to you.

  8. I’ll look at these photos many times in the times to come . . . they will accompany a slightly teary smile . . . the three sets of eyes especially . . . thank you for allowing us to share . . . .

  9. I agree, Milo and the field of flowers are both wonderful Ann-Christine, but nothing compares to your precious and beautiful granddaughter. Truly the greatest gift of all.

  10. The forest floor carpeted with flowers was beautiful, Ann-Christine! I really liked the boardwalk photo. I’ve never seen big slabs of wood used like that. The last picture, of your granddaughter, is precious. What a little cutie!

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