A Photo a Week Challenge: Fleeting

“The beauty of a moment is that it’s fleeting. By its very nature, it slips through our fingers, making it that much more precious.” Ted Mosby (How I Meet Your Mother)

The soil at our house is horrible. Each year, I think about getting a couple of bags of gardening soil and spreading it around the rose bed, but by the time that the ground is ready for new soil, the tulips are up. I know they would last longer if I replaced the soil, but I forget about it by the time they are gone. Maybe this year…

Anyway, I love flowers, but they are delicate and fleeting. Their beauty is here for a short time, but they bring so much joy. The current world situation has made me realize how many things we think as permanent are actually not that permanent. It has made me very thankful for the things that I know will last, but it has also made me stop to appreciate the moment because it might not last.


Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
  3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

38 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Fleeting”

  1. Don’t know if there is any Dutch person who does not like tulips:):) (You may remember I’m Dutch). My fleeting kind are the wildflowers in my yard – so fragile and unassuming, but yet so beautiful. https://wp.me/p9EWyp-1We

  2. What a lovely tulip, Nancy! Now that we’re in Arizona, “soil” is a completely foreign concept. 🙂 I just bought two bags of earth today at Costco to put in the two small raised beds at the side of the house, beds for something other than desert plants (which I do love, but you can’t eat ’em…mostly.)


  3. I’m confused by difference in Nancy Merrill Photography and Nadiamerrillphotography. I want to make sure I’m referring to you correctly.
    I am enjoying your weekly challenge. Thanks.

  4. Love tulips, and love how they look as they age in a vase.
    I have the same planting problems here. I really want to plant some California Poppies in my yard and it’s something that also must be done in the Fall. I have some seeds that I swiped from a very red-orange poppy plant at the Getty a couple of years ago. Shhhhh. Don’t tell!

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