Amy is hosting this week, and she says: ”This week, as we are approaching the end of 2020, let us share some of the precious moments we have had, before or during the pandemic.”
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver
So, my images are all from before the pandemic – when planning was possible.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. – Marcus Aurelius
The most precious resource we have is time. – Adam Neumann
Life is short, and every moment is precious. – Gad Saad
We invite you to share your own precious moments, from traveling, holidays or with family and friends. Include a link to Amy’s post here and use the lens-Artists tag so that everyone can find your post in the WP Reader. We look forward to seeing your creative work.
Special thanks to Patti for her inspirational “Subjects That Begin with the Letter A.” Marvelous!
Finally – stay tuned for December 19, when I, Leya, will be your host. Until then, be safe and well.
Early this morning, my mother unexpectedly passed away. This is the last photo, from August when we celebrated Emma turning 30. In the header, June this summer, Mother turned 85. Always a beauty, always shining, always funny, always – Always Mum.
Thank you for Everything. You chose such a beautiful day to leave us, warm and sunny, I believe the last day of summer. A day of no wind, of stillness and the yellow garden flowers glowing. But nothing can ever glow like You.
How frail is a life – yours went from laughing and joking on Monday, to gone forever Wednesday morning. Wherever you are now, I know your company is smiling.
Some fluffy snow last night made for a lovely family walk today.
I love it when there are layers of forest colors and different tree species collaborating.
They live together in harmony and they create harmony in the minds of us walking by.
On our way back to the starting point, voices rang from the meadow where my children used to play in the snow as kids. We heard a young family with two children. These two had climbed the fallen giant (see the header), pretending it was a ship. I stood listening to them, smiling. My son too. Then he said: ”I wonder when we start losing that magic ability…it should stay with us forever. I am sure we all would feel better inside.”
My camera battery was gone – so this shot is with my Samsung phone. I can still hear their laughter. And marvel at the very size of that tree. And – their imagination.
Today Piotrkowska Street is the axis of Łódź. Here, in its proximity, almost all of the most important administrative offices, banks, shops, restaurants and pubs are situated. Most events (- like The Light Move Festival we came for -), outdoor parties, marches and official celebrations, organized by the city of Łódź, are taking place – here:
The Light Move Festival Headquarters
The glassed café…
…and books, of course
Evening – athmospheric light
Nr 91 was our hotel
The Piotrkowska Street is also known as the ”Łódź Walk of Fame”.
Between Tuwima Street and Nawrot Street there is the Monument of Łódź Citizens of Millennium Change, which is a nominal surface covering the part of Piotrkowska Street. This is probably the only monument of this kind in the world, consisting of 13.454 nominal cobblestones.
Some of the very special things I noticed were:
Very few people were busy using their cell phones
Each day there was a wedding photographing going on…
The rickshaws are colourful and frequently used
We had fantastic weather!
Most of the shop windows had at least one manmade doll in it. In Riga we visited a puppet theatre – the Polish people are very much into art