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Appointed Times


Please allow another week's worth of impressions from Mom's yard before I, too, march on.

There is an appointed time for everything.
And there is a time for every event under heaven.

(Ecclesiates 3)

My sweet niece, Clara, was born in Michigan the day Mom died.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Appointed Times


Please allow another week's worth of impressions from Mom's yard before I, too, march on.

There is an appointed time for everything.
And there is a time for every event under heaven.

(Ecclesiates 3)

My sweet niece, Clara, was born in Michigan the day Mom died.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (46)

  • rags
  • United States
  • 4 Mar 2008, 03:29
it has a golden tint to the image. I love what you did with it. I hope that you are ok.
Ginnie Hart: I am okay, Kanyi, and thank you for asking. As I was out mulching the leaves yesterday, I kept saying, "Mama, Mamacita," the names I called Mom as she lay dying. I have never called her that in my life. It's one of the mysteries that upholds me these days.
Wow - beautiful.. I guess life is about life and death... It just so happened you had two on the same day...

Beautiful colors Ginnie! I still can't believe you will be seeing CS just 3 short days before I see her too! smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Jen, Life is about death and resurrection, being born and dying. Seasons, cycles. And we're all part of it, whether we want to be or not. "The Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be the name of the Lord."

I can hardly wait to meet CS. And yes, it is very weird that it's happening to both of us so close together in time. She won't know what to do with us. smile
That is perfectly exquisite.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you or saying so, Michael.
  • Chris Phillips
  • 4 Mar 2008, 04:23
A rather muted but very pleasing image Ginnie. And of course you are absolutely right about appointed times
Ginnie Hart: Those were very muted days for me, Chris, whene I processed these photos. There was a lot of watching and waiting, watching and waiting, never knowing exactly how long Mom would last.
  • Patrushka
  • Spokane, Washington, USA
  • 4 Mar 2008, 06:19
Another excellent photo in your series. The subdued color tones in the group reflect this season in your life.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Patrushka. It was a very muted time for me as I watched and waited, not knowing when Mom would leave us. Thank you for understanding.
décidément, tu as trouvé le ton juste! j'aime
Ginnie Hart: You're so very kind, O-P. Thank you.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 4 Mar 2008, 06:43
Another lovely processed shot Ginnie, the muted colour is perfect.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aussie. Those were very muted days for me of watching and waiting.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Mar 2008, 06:48
Great picture and excellent tones. The thought of coming and going in my mind is associated with 'big wheel keeps on turning' with reference to the sod we all live on.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Louis. You are so right about that Big Wheel turning. The death-resurrection cycles are what we are made of (Mother Earth), whether we like it or not. "The Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be the name of the Lord."
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Mar 2008, 07:39
Lovely toning on the image Ginnie. The quote from Ecclesiastes is beautiful - just wish I could accept it.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: As I just said to Louis, we all are made of Mother Earth and are part of Her death-resurrection cycles, whether we like it or not. The harder quote for me is "The Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Thanks, Ingrid.
Very nice capture Ginnie. I like the muted colours!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Richard. Muted is definitely what I was during those days. It all happened so suddenly.
A new niece. Life moves on and we move on with it. Looking forwards but remembering the past.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Bill. A new niece that very same day, a few hours later. Just like God. Giving and taking away. Blessed be the name of the Lord!
  • navin
  • India
  • 4 Mar 2008, 08:10
Very nice shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you very much, dear Navin.
  • Shakara
  • Neptune
  • 4 Mar 2008, 08:22
Beautiful !!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Shakara.
  • chad
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Mar 2008, 08:27
Very nice, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chad!
Lovely tones Ginnie, especially like the delicate shadows.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Mike. Thank you kindly.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Mar 2008, 09:28
Oh yes, I love these wise words of King Salomo and I remember to have self experienced this surprising coincidence of life and death, of joy of life and sorrow...! I like your photo and its symbolic meaning! The red of the berries could be in my imagination quite more intensive.
Ginnie Hart: The red berries were very intense that day, Philine, too intense, so once again I had to mute them. As I reflect back to that time of watching and waiting, I'm quite surprised I was able to even take pictures, but I think it was my salvation. "The Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be the name of the Lord." It's Life's death-resurrection cycle, whether we like it or not! Thank you, dear Philine.
  • mal
  • 4 Mar 2008, 09:31
there is meaning in everything Ginnie. mal
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Mal. Yes. Thank you.
I love this beautiful shot with the unique coloration. Very powerful.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Mary. Thank you.
Gorgeous photo. I really like your treatment on (in?) this series.
Ginnie Hart: Your words are very kind and sweet, Martie. Thank you.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Mar 2008, 10:40
There is a marvellous depth to this image with its rich, but muted, colours, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Rich but muted. You know, Ray. Thank you.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 4 Mar 2008, 10:48
I've been sitting here for about 10 minutes with your image and words on my computer screen thinking about life and death in relationship to your quote. Thanks for sharing it. Will you see little Clara soon?
Ginnie Hart: When we stand back far enough, Kathryn, we can see the death-resurrection cycles of Mother Earth, of which we are a part. When we get up close and personal, it's a bit harder to say "blessed be the name of the Lord." But yes, this giving and taking away IS what Mother Earth does and at seemingly "appointed" times!

I have seen a lovely photo of sweet Clara's face but won't see her until July when we meet for the annual reunion in Michigan. She is the 4th child of my nephew!
Very beautiful photo. How are you going at the moment...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Chantal. I'm doing okay, day by day, getting lots of sleep for my emotionally tired body. Thank you for asking.
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 4 Mar 2008, 11:33
Very soft tone good photo
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Vintage.
Hi Ginnie, thanks for the image and the words. My prayers continue to go out to you and yours during this season in your life. Sorry (as always) for the late return to your p-blog. Cheers'nBlessings - {H}
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart, H. Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers.
Certainly a likey for me ! Bravo !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, my dear Zeb.
Beautiful shot Ginnie. Like the way you composed this picture and the DOF. Nice warm tones too.
Ginnie Hart: It always means the world to me when you comment, John. Thank you.
The subdued colors work really well here Ginnie. It creates a special kind of mood I find.
Ginnie Hart: This was very much the mood I was in, dear Scarlet, all those days of watching and waiting. Thank you.

BTW, we return to AMS on the 10th and will be there the remainder of March. Let's think about when we can get together for lunch again.
  • Bernie
  • Stoke
  • 4 Mar 2008, 13:30
Nice soft tones Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Bernie.
  • Dotun
  • MD, USA
  • 4 Mar 2008, 13:43
this is print material, very nice.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Dotun, and way too flattering. But thank you anyway.
Hey dear Ginnie, Thinking of your MOM and you, how do yu feel my dear? You mom's flowers are so great and of ourse you show them to me, Thnak you for showing and sharing your mom's yard,

I showed today, some pic's from the Amsterdamse Bos, have you ever been there too? Hug from Joann and take care, take it easy my dear.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for all your thoughts, JoAnn. That means a lot.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 4 Mar 2008, 14:10
Very nicely composed!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Martin.
luvly shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mandau, for stopping by and commenting. Welcome to SC!
  • Still
  • France
  • 4 Mar 2008, 14:56
Splendid tones for a beautiful image!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Still.
Well, if you believe in the transmigration of the soul...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Wim. I believe in almost anything these days. smile
  • Reza
  • Canada
  • 4 Mar 2008, 16:06
Wonderful shot indeed. I like the color tones and the processing you've done on the image. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Reza. You're a sweetheart.
Take as much as you need Ginnie ... and go at your pace. richard
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Richard. By Friday I'll be ready to dance. You'll see!
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 4 Mar 2008, 17:21
No doubt Jann would be very pleased at your week's tribute from her garden. She too is part of the cycle of life.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ruth, she is very definitely a part of life's cycle, as are we all, at various stages. Thank you for your sweet thought.
Oh Ginnie, this is absolutely lovely. the desaturation and sepia tones are magnificant and certainly add to the emotion of your days. All my blessings.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dearest Mad. Your comment means the world to me.
  • Dave Wilkins
  • in Bray, Co.Wicklow, Ireland.
  • 4 Mar 2008, 20:38
And again. X
Lovely presentation.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for the Love, Dave. I feel it.
  • Gishan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Mar 2008, 22:17
Nice picture. Lovely composition too.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Gishan.
that is such a beautiful image! great composition n i love the colour treatment. im new to ur blog, n i went thru a few of ur pictures..they are lovely.. sorry to hear bout ur mom. hope u r ok.
Ginnie Hart: You are so very sweet and kind, Nishana, to stop by and comment. Thank you so much.
  • Astrid
  • Internet caf Texel
  • 5 Mar 2008, 13:17
Ginnie, you just take your time, things were much too emotional....the birth of Clara makes the circle of life, Geweldige foto, I love the DOF, the shadow and sun are playing with the cheries, so will the sun be out in a while again for you....
Ginnie Hart: The sun is shining as we speak, lieve Astrid, and I can actually see it now. The sun is feeling good to me. The color is coming back. On Friday it'll be time to dance!
  • Aksel
  • Sweden
  • 5 Mar 2008, 17:18
I like the warm colours in this one, and the peace that follows the pic...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Aksel.
Lovely toning again Ginnie and composition too.

Lol, God's timing and my idea of timing have often been out of kilter.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Jose-Ann. We all know that feeling! Thank you.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 6 Mar 2008, 13:34
We all know by heart the eternal cycle of life and death and yet its inevitability still haunts us and amazes us...there's sucha a soft, tender sadness in your picture...
Ginnie Hart: How predictable and yet how shocking. You're so right, Lina. Death is so final...while Life moves on relentlessly. Thank you for knowing these things.
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • 9 Mar 2008, 09:43
Isn't it funny ... the cycle of life. Someone dies, someone is born the same day ... this has happened to me a few times and it always make me think!?
Ginnie Hart: It really is a mystery, Helen, that makes Life such a magnificent Journey. As a friend of mine says, it's just like God.

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