March 27

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

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“True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.” Florence King

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral
Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral – Bees on a sunflower
Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral - NYC Skyline at Sunset from Hudson River
Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral – NYC Skyline at Sunset from Hudson River

So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it’s gratifying to have something you have done linger in people’s memories. John Williams

Life moves forward whether we like it or not. Fleeting moments captured by a lens and our minds eyes. Enjoy my selections and return for the story behind each shot.

“Words, even the most ephemeral ones are facts, as heavy as fetters. They leave deep marks.” Aldo Busi

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral
Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral – Fame in Concert lights just for a moment.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral - NYC Skyline at Sunset from Hudson River - Yellow cab flies by
Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral – An evening in NYC in the fall – Yellow cab flies by

Ephemeral: adjective 1.lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory:
the ephemeral joys of childhood.
2.lasting but one day:an ephemeral flower.noun
3.anything short-lived, as certain insects. Dictionary.com

“Film is an illusion. Fame is ephemeral. Faith and family are what endure.” Emilio Estevez

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral - NYC Skyline at Sunset from Hudson River - Girl on bike in Greenpoint
Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral – A Day in Greenpoint, Brooklyn – Girl on bike zips by, hair flying in the wind.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral
Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral – A fish swims away as the shot is taken

Remind yourself often that self-esteem is ephemeral. You will have it, lose it, cultivate it, nurture it, and be forced to rebuild it over and over again. Cherie Carter Scott.

More Below!

“All is ephemeral — fame and the famous as well.” Marcus Aurelius

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral - Sunset over the Hudson River
Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral – Sunset over the Hudson River
Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral - Squirrel eating
Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral – A squirrel enjoys some food I left out.

I know that I am mortal by nature and ephemeral, but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies, I no longer touch earth with my feet. I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia. Claudius Ptolemy

My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. Check out how others interpreted the theme below.

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral  For this week’s photo challenge, show us what ephemeral means to you. It could be a dry leaf floating on an errant breeze, the sleep-floppy smile of your waking three-year-old, or the cake that turned out just right before the hungry hordes descend on it. So looking forward to see the fleeing moments you’ll capture!

Positive Motivation Tip:  All of life is ephemeral. Our works, words, and acts of compassion live on long after we are gone. Give!  Enjoy!

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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my Personal Collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet


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  • Great job with the photo challange. The images are amazing. I’d love to take up photography.

  • I really love your photo weekly challenges. They really make me stop and think at times with the quotes and all. I enjoy your pictures too.

  • Absolutely gorgeous photos, I really connect with them. You have me looking forward to your posts!

  • I love this theme because all moments captured in photos are technically ephemeral. I think that’s why we are compelled to capture them in the first place.

  • Great photos. I loved the girl on the bike and the fat squirrel. All of them were awesome, though.

  • creative indeed.. love their interpretation of ephemeral. I especially love the Skyline at Sunset from Hudson river and bees on a sunflower.

  • I love the pictures of course. I really like the quote by Emilio Estevez. Very true thought!!

  • I love all of the photos. My favorite is the sunflower. I have grown some of these and they got huge.

    • These were gigantic too. I was driving by and had to pull over to gawk at them. Then saw the bees and picked up my camera and walked closer to the flowers. I wasn’t scared as they were busy with their task and nary a wasp in site.

  • Really all the photos are awesome. But I like most “Bees on a sunflower” photo

  • Thanks for sharing! You’re such a wonderful photographer. I love that picture of the NYC skyline at sunset.

  • I first encountered the word ‘ephemeral’ when I read The Little Prince for the first time. I’ve been enamored by the word ever since.

  • Funny thing. I am looking out of my office window right now watching a squirrel do the same thing as the squirrel in your photo.

  • Wow! that’s great ways to hone your photo skills by participating this kind of challenge. I love all what you said here.

  • These are amazing photos. I just bought a new camera. Now i just need to learn how to use it.

  • Love every photos especially the squirrel. I love what Carter Cherie Scott have said, so true!

  • Wow great photos as usual! I love the squirrel, so cute! And the photo of sunset is just beautiful!

  • Elizabeth, what i like about your posts is the sophisticated quotes that you use. The have really deep meaning and i always learn something from them. Keep it up.
    I specifically liked the marcus aurelious quote about fame. People act like fame is something so valuable, but many aren’t able to understand how quickly it is gone.

  • That quote from Emilio Estevez really sticks out. I guess because he was so popular for awhile. I wondered what had happened to him. Maybe he’s just loving life and family outside of the limelight? In any case, the post is true…lots of things that are ephemeral matter, or don’t, depending. 🙂

  • And, that’s why we have #YOLO. Life is short so we ought to make the most of it and that entails being good and doing good to others. In the short time that we’d all be here, I would certainly want to be remembered for something good that I’ve done or how nice I’ve made others feel.

  • Wow! These pictures are amazing! I am jealous of your photography skills! And the pics make me feel happy just looking at them! Thanks!

  • I was amazed with the BEES and the SUNFLOWER. Very artistic photography, and the mode of the colors are well presented.

  • Your posts always make me think and today it’s making me think a lot after the day I had yesterday. Thank you for great writing.

  • All these pictures look so natural and really amazing. Bees on a sunflower and Evening in NYC are just awesome. Love that cute squirrel as well!

  • i love both the sunset and squirrel picture! i always feel that to be able to snap a full frontal picture of a squirrel takes quite some luck, for they’re always so shy and scurries off at the slightest noise.

  • Great pics! Theres nothing quite like a beautiful skyline pic during a sunset. We should all take time to stop and enjoy the beauty a bit more! Thanks!

  • the photo challenges you do are lovely to see! its nice to see how you’ve interpreted each theme. this gives me the lovely spring feeling

  • Wow such beautiful photos! These weekly photo challenges look like so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

  • Film is an illusion. Fame is ephemeral. Is it really so? But I feel that film also can preserve memories, and fame is forever for some people… like Marilyn Monroe…

    • Yes, but film creates an illusion through the characters, settings and location. As for fame, it is ephemeral for those who have it. It might appear as if it is forever but, the person you mentioned is long gone… Those are the points Emilio was making.

  • I think there’s just something about creating joy in every moment. And living life to it’s fullest. We never know when an opportunity will present itself again.

  • I love all of this photo, but the most I love is the Fame photo it was really amazing I can’t explained it.

  • So many wonderful photos. Love all the bright and cheerful colors. Really helpful on today’s gloomy day. It was so pretty and sunny yesterday. Then today it snowed.

  • Awesome photographs. I always love nature photos. The squirrel photo made me smile. Thank you for sharing.

  • each photo captures an ephemeral moment. The bloggers successfully shared their own interpretation in a very unique way. I especially love the bees on a sunflower and NYC Skyline at Sunset from Hudson River 🙂

  • Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures. Your words are also full of wisdom.

  • My favorite photo is actually the squirrel, the act is soo simple, so basic, yet essential. Let us all just live in each moment

  • I love the thought provoking that you do. The camera work is great also. I’m starting to get a grasp on how to work my camera now, I can really appreciate the work you do.

  • These are some beautiful photos. I need to join a challenge like this. I’m sure it will make me slow down and enjoy the world around me

  • Every photo defines what Ephemeral is. Love that Sunset over the Hudson River photo. As if it is telling that sunset will indeed comes in one’s life and that one way or another the sun’s light touches one’s soul.

  • It’s nice to review what things in life look ephemeral. These photos are stunning! I especially appreciate the closeup look of the sunflower. It’s super beautiful!

  • I like the part where Life moves on forward. This is so true since, even when we don’t know what to do or stuck looking back, time moves on forward.

  • Great pictures! I love that first one of the bees on a flower! It’s awesome! The quote is right, words do leave deep impressions, good or bad!

  • My favorite might be the bees on the flower, but I do enjoy the “Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral – NYC Skyline at Sunset from Hudson River”! I’m not a city girl, but something about that pic is very calming. 🙂

  • All such beautiful captures! My favorite is the fish swimming away. It gives me a cool and calm feeling!

  • I love your weekly photo challenges, you always take such great shots. The flower and the squirrel are my favorite this week!

  • These are some totally amazing pictures indeed and they capture the moment perfectly. I love the FAME picture and the squirrel pictures the best. Thanks so much for shairng.

  • nice capture pf every little things happen in our everyday life. sometimes we feels like time is like a thief, fly so fast even without we recognize it. be grateful everytime in ur life. thanks.

  • Beautiful photos, as always. I love the photo of the NYC skyline most of all. I hope I get to see that skyline in person one of these days. 🙂

  • Awesome photos! Love how all these pics although may all be different capured the ephemeral feeling for you.

  • Lovely photos! Great shot you have here for the photo challenge.

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