“Fleeting moments” is our Sunday Stills photo challenge theme this week. What exactly are fleeting moments and how are they measured?
Fleeting is used to describe something that lasts a very short time. Other words: short-lived, temporary, transient, and momentary.
“The present moment, though fleeting, is the only tangible moment. The rest are but a heap of memories.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson
Fleeting moments are often caught by the lenses of sharp-eyed photographers. As a visual person, I tend to remember many events on their dates because I shoot so many photos. Because they are cataloged by date, I can easily remember what I was doing and where because of a moment, whether memorable or fleeting.
“Nothing is ever the same twice because everything is always gone forever, and yet each moment has infinite photographic possibilities.” ~ Michael Kenna
Seasons and Weather
Weather also produces fleeting moments.
Our Autumn is still dragging out its Indian Summer with temperatures hovering in the mid-70F, 15 degrees above normal. Needless to say, our Autumn leaves are confused and haven’t changed much yet. I predict our temps will rapidly drop and give us a Fall fleeting moment of color. Stay tuned for that. For now, let’s go back to mid-November 2018 when we visited Spokane. As we walked along the leaf-strewn streets, we enjoyed beautiful fall leaves even this late.
Suddenly it snowed while we were visiting my in-laws’ home.
In a fleeting moment, the Harvest decorations were covered,
and the leaves had mostly fallen from the trees.
I needed a hot cup of coffee after all that!
I predict this year’s Autumn to be a set of fleeting moments judging by the very warm temperatures here in Northeastern Washington, and the lack of Fall colors we usually get by now. Walking around my neighborhood, I suppose the only way I know Halloween is two weeks away is because there are some decorations up.
The seasons also create special times of year to engage in leisure pastimes, in particular, wind sports. When the wind is up at the Sacramento River Delta, the surfers are out ASAP for the summer breezes. Below is what I feel is my iconic action shot. A fleeting moment indeed!
Inclement weather creates those moments when a photographer can capture unusual skies.
Coastal fog makes for nice fleeting photography moments, although if you live in it, it may feel like forever.
Sometimes we get lucky and the sky puts on a solar show. This time last year, I witnessed my first aurora borealis…from my front porch! Such a fleeting moment, I haven’t seen another one.
Loving our Pets
With our sweet pets living 10-15 years compared to the average human lifespan of 80-90 years, their time with us is certainly fleeting. I didn’t dream that after a visit to the veterinarian that Aero would be gone so quickly. I thought I had more time.
Leon left us in 2018 and Oreo crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2011.
“The object of art is to make eternal the desperately fleeting moment.” ~ Tennessee Williams
Nothing says “fleeting moments” like flowers. These are some of my favorites. Capturing dew or insects on flowers counts as fleeting moments, right?
Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders
Sunday Stills weekly photo challenge is easy to join. You have all week to share and link your post
- Remember to title your blog post a little differently than mine.
- Please create a new post for the theme or link a recent one.
- Entries for this theme can be posted all week.
- Tag your post “Sunday Stills.”
- Don’t forget to create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post.
- I also recommend adding your post’s URL to the comments.
Inspiring Photo Challenges This Week
Each week I am inspired by my fellow bloggers’ photo challenges. I find it fun to incorporate these into my Sunday Stills weekly themes. 10 this week, wow!
- Cee’s Flower of the Day
- Cee’s Midweek Madness: Autumn Colors
- Dawn’s Festival of Leaves
- Hammad’s Weekend Sky
- Johnbo’s CellPic Sunday
- Lens-Artists: Favorite Flowers
- Marsha’s PPAC
- Marsha’s Writers Quotes Wednesday: Air, Wind and Storms
- Natalie’s Weekend Coffee Share
- Robin’s Breezes at Dawn Walktober Challenge
This Week’s Featured Bloggers
Sunday Stills is a wonderful community of bloggers and photographers who desire to connect with one another. Below are this week’s links from bloggers who shared their fleeting photos. I add these all week as new links are posted.
- YOUR BLOG’S TITLE HERE
- Always Write
- Between the Lines
- Calling All Rush-Babes
- Cats and Trails and Garden Tales
- The Day After
- Deb’s World
- Easin’ Along Image shared in comments
- NEW Flights of the Soul
- Graham’s Island
- Hugh’s Views and News Image shared in comments
- Light Words
- Quaint Revival
- Space Stories by Gift
- This is Another Story
- Travel with Me
- Wide Eyed Wonderings
- Wind Kisses
- Working on Exploring
- Woolly Muses
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