Lens-Artists Challenge #72 – Waiting
“Waiting is a skill like anything else.”
Here on Kiawah we enjoy four seasons, but the degree of difference between each of them is far less than in most areas of the country. We don’t get the bursts of brilliant red and gold typically found across the U.S. as autumn sets in. Instead, we wait for the appearance of our beautiful pink sweetgrass to signal the arrival of the new season.
“Patience is not waiting; it is a quality of waiting.”
This year our summer lasted a bit longer than usual, and our wait for the sweetgrass finally ended along with October. The good news, of course, is that it also lasted further into November. The last few whisps of color are just now fading away.
“What we do while we wait may be more important than what we are waiting for.”
My husband and I were happy to have a long-awaited visit from two of my brothers and their wives this past week. We were all fortunate that the predicted cold front didn’t occur until the last day of their visit. I was especially happy that the late appearance of the sweetgrass meant that they were able to experience it for the first time. It’s really a very special element of a visit to the lowcountry, and one can never be sure about its timing.
“Instead of waiting for the right moment, BE the right moment.”
Like many of you I’m sure, our weather changed from lovely fall sun and warmth to instant winter 😠 which for us means temperatures in the low 40s f / 4c. Hopefully we’ll return to a bit more warmth before true winter sets in. Although ours is milder than most, our southern blood is less resistant to cold and wind so we’ll be waiting not-so-patiently for the return of spring! Hard to believe winter’s not even here yet and we’re anxious for it to end.
“Sometimes you wait for the right time and you run out of time altogether.”
Thanks to all who responded to Ann-Christine’s quest for creepy. It was really fun seeing your responses. Like many others I was surprised to find more creepy images than expected LOL. This week, Amy, Ann-Christine, Patti and I look forward to seeing what it is you’re waiting for. Remember to use the Lens-Artists Tag and to link your post to Amy’s original post here. We hope to see you back here on Travels and Trifles next week as I host Challenge #73.
Beautiful waiting pictures, Tina! I especially like the second image with the birds and grass.
Many thanks Sue. Glad that one spoke to you
Wonderful story in images and words of your love for sweet grass. This as a new visual wonder to me as a Canadian from the north. ❤
Thanks so much Olga – you’re right, you’d need to travel quite far south to catch sweetgrass!
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I really like that first image!
I am fascinated by sweetgrass and the changes it undergoes this time of year. I love your photographs. I’ve never seen it pink before. Well worth the wait 🙂
Thanks OLU, we do truly love it
When it transforms itself every year. It almost (but not quite) makes up for the fact that winter is sure to follow
You’re welcome 🙂
such beautiful grass photographs, loving the light and movement in them
Thank you Becky, for your visit and your lovely compliment
My pleasure, your photos are so lovely