Thursday, 19 February 2015
The Colour Collaborative: February: Precious
The most precious things in life aren't ones that directly cost money. For me, they are time, memories, happy moments with the children.
Life can be quite full and overwhelming a lot of the time, making those quiet moments very precious. As the days and weeks fly by, it's important to try and fit in those good times whenever we can.
They don't have to be holiday moments, just a little time when the demands of the everyday world recede and life is stripped back to what's important. They don't have to last for hours, just a quiet time at home or a short walk together is enough.
There's often a blue or a green haze over my memories. Sky, sea, nature. The things that don't change too fast, the simple things that have been the same all my life, and that will still be the same after I'm gone. These are the places we choose to be together. The countryside, the seaside. Hours spent wandering, chatting, exploring. Precious times indeed.
To visit the other Colour Collaborative blogs for more of this month's posts, just click on the links below:
Annie at Annie Cholewa Gillian at Tales from a Happy House
Sandra at Cherry Heart Jennifer at Thistlebear
And this month's guest poster, Sarah at Mitenska
What is The Colour Collaborative?
All creative bloggers make stuff, gather stuff, shape stuff, and share stuff. Mostly they work on their own, but what happens when a group of them work together? Is a creative collaboration greater than the sum of its parts? We think so and we hope you will too. We'll each be offering our own monthly take on a colour related theme, and hoping that in combination our ideas will encourage us, and perhaps you, to think about colour in new ways.
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Beautifully expressed and so true. xReplyDelete
I agree, your sentiments are so true, sometimes it is just what might seem a very ordinary moment that stays in your memory, and what can be more precious than time spent with your children. And they do grow up so fast that before you know it, whoosh, they have left home. And for me many happy moments have been times spent outside under the blues and greens!ReplyDelete
Beautiful post and the last two pics are stunning. Wishing you many happy more moments filled with simple things to keep in your mental scrapbook!ReplyDelete
What a lovely post CJ and I would say it just about sums up precious moments for me too - blue sea and sky, green fields and woods. Enjoy the rest of the week. JxxReplyDelete
The first photo is definitely timelessReplyDelete
You are so right, the most precious things are the memories and the times spent with friends and family! xxReplyDelete
I agree. It's Daniel's twentieth birthday today, I wonder where the time has gone, all the memories I have of the time we spent together while he was growing up are very precious.ReplyDelete
A lovely photographic record of happy moments xReplyDelete
I love the idea of memories having a colour. You're right - holidays in particular always (to me) leave memories where certain colours dominate.ReplyDelete
And I agree that 'precious' doesn't simply mean possessions which cost a lot of money. It's about time spent wisely with those we love and about doing things which make us happy. Capturing those moments in photographs allows us to revisit them.
So very true, everyone should have these happy memories to look fondly back on! As my children are older now I look back on days spent like these happily now. And yes they do have the colour green flashing through them xReplyDelete
A delightful post, and lovely pictures. Flighty xxReplyDelete
It's so true, these are the most precious things we have, I think. I'd say mine are more blue and brown - desert landscape and open sky. Lovely post and photos, CJ.ReplyDelete
Wonderful post, and I think you have chosen the most precious thing of all to write about - family.ReplyDelete
I love that all of these posts are outside. Making memories outdoors really just feels so special.ReplyDelete
Lovely post (that top pic is stunning), and as Kristie says ... there is nothing more precious than the many colourful characters we love.ReplyDelete
Lovely photos- precious times indeed.ReplyDelete
Oh, absolutely. I agree wholeheartedly! And I love the way the sea disappears into the horizon in that top photo. xxReplyDelete
Oh, yes. This rings so true. Never am I happier than when surrounded by my family and nature. The sweetest of memories.ReplyDelete
Such a lovely post Cj, Kate xxReplyDelete
I love admire priorities in life and I love the description of the green haze over your memories. What a beautiful way to put it. Happy weekend CJ!ReplyDelete
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GORGEOUS!!! And you have it friend! You know what matters and it shows....you need to frame that second shot CJ! It is so precious! Have a wonderful weekend making memories with those boys!!! Nicole xoReplyDelete
such a wise reminder xReplyDelete
Absolutely. I believe in making the most of, and appreciating quiet, happy times together. Time seems to pass quickly. xxReplyDelete
I love this post. Any kind of stillness, stopping, being where you are and being aware of it is very precious. Lovely.ReplyDelete
Loved the Poldhu Cove shot, best beach in the world xReplyDelete
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That's a lovely post CJ and the top photo is stunning! xxReplyDelete