Sparkling dew caught the morning’s light; the heat of the day, rising.

I stopped in my tracks.

You: behind me, “What do you see?”

I stepped aside.

“Yes,” you said, as you adjusted your lens.

“Here or there?” I asked.

You didn’t hesitate. “Here.”

Guided by your knowing hand, my finger touched the shutter.

And right before me, the flower’s petals unfurled in the warmth of the moment.

“You always get the shot,” I sighed.

“But yours is the magic I covet,” you replied…

Then you focused your lens where I stood smiling in the brilliance of the rising sun’s radiance.


We only get one shot at this life… be sure to capture the magic



44 thoughts on “Focused

  1. Fabulous! Wonderful! Beautiful! (can you tell I loved this?) 😉

  2. I seriously loved this.

  3. yes, point and shoot without fear –

  4. I can only agree with the other commenters; this was beautiful Kelly … Diane

  5. Beautiful, Kelly. It really is special! ox

  6. Here’s to taking our shot with both hands Kelly! Great post. ❤
    Diana xo

  7. Only one shot at it? Oh dear. I hope I do better with life than I do with photography otherwise it will all be over before I’ve even gotten the lens cap off. 😦

  8. Kelly, this intimate moment in time got me filled with happiness, for you- who has someone who understands and for nature- unfurling it’s beauty right before your eyes.♡

  9. What a beautiful metaphor and message. You left me with a smile this morning as I catch up on posts.

  10. Wow! just beautiful, Kelly. 🙂

  11. Timing is important, yes, Kelly. So is making sure you’re in the right position to take advantage of moments. Thanks for your great work, as always.

  12. Kelly I share these feelings, one moment in time is all we have, its called now.

  13. Beautiful piece, Kelly. Thanks for re-sharing ! ❤️

  14. Beautiful! You captured a moment of magic through your words.

  15. Amazing, Kelly! I am always fascinated by your writing. It’s mesmerizing. Also side note: I took my NCLEX a couple days ago- woohoo!

    • Thank you very much, Mack. And that is wonderful news! Congratulations!!! I remember packing snacks, getting all set for the long haul, and then my computer shut off in some crazy short period of time and it was over! I couldn’t believe it! You are going to be a great nurse! I will visit your blog soon – I always fall behind in blog land because I work as well and have a family… can never keep up enough, I apologize. But I’m so happy for you! ❤

      • Aww no apologies at all!!!!!! Truly .. I soo get it! And the same thing happened with the test for me!!!! Too funny. It’s usually a good sign though ! Have a wonderful weekend, Kelly!💕

      • You too, Mack! And congrats again. I know what you went through to get there, I’m celebrating with you! 😊

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