June 21, 2012

How to Measure Time


Now I know a way to measure time.

You can take note of the time by the way plants are growing. The first of the following photos is from 20 days ago; the second one was taken several hours ago.



Time is noticeable when you find the first wild strawberry in your garden, and you experience a burst of joy. Two weeks later, you can eat as many as you want.



The time throughout the day can be measured by observing your cat. In the morning, he practices yoga. In the afternoon, he takes a nap.



It's easy to measure time by the grapevines that grow on your deck. Recently, there was only one leaf. And now, you can find first signs of actual grapes.



It's easy to measure time by knitting a sweater. Here, it is demonstrated by my student, Masha.



No, of course this is not my garden. But I'd like to think that, one day, my lavender will be just as lavish. Just so you know, I am a lavender freak.



For now, my lavender is very modest. But at least it is multicoloured.



If you try to run ahead of time, it starts to run even faster than you. It's great when you find the opportunity to capture a moment in your photos.


33 comments:

  1. I love this post, Olga. Your words and photos go together very well and it inspires me so much! Thank you for this :)

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  2. Beautiful start and end of this series !

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  3. Оля, фото чудесные! И идея измерить время - тоже! Вот для чего нужна фотография - измерять время. :-) Спасибо, твои фото - это позитив на весь день!

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  4. Lovely post, the sweater is so cute, the cat adorable, I love the scent of lavender and the taste of strawberries. Keep enjoying summer! :-)

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  5. Котейко прекрасный! Рыжий с лавандовым неожиданно хорошо)

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  6. There's no stopping Nature - always changing. Your herb pot looks lovely and I'm sure is giving you much to flavour your cooking.

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  7. Very nice post Olga...I really like the composition of your second strawberry photo.....

    -Trevor

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  8. Wonderful photos.
    I can almost taste your strawberries, smell your herbs.
    I'm a lavender freak, myself.
    Let's have a great summer!

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  9. Gorgeous photos and words dear Olga, your cat is so beautiful and I wish my lavender would grow so beautifully; your knitting is great too!
    Have a lovely weekend in your garden of wonder.
    xoxoxo ♡

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  10. Hi,Olga.
    I am glad to visit you again. I like this post,Olga.I am wondering how you took the first and the last photo.They are amazing!
    Have a great summer.
    Tomoko

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  11. Yes this time of year the garden races along, thanks I love this series. I just returned from travelling for a month and my garden has definately raced along without me.

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  12. I usually have a look on my watch to measure time, but your way is definitely not the worst proposal to measure it (if you have time enough to do so)...
    ...have a timeless weekend, Olga!

    Uwe.

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  13. I always feel zen and fulfilled when I come to your blog. Wonderful. =)

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  14. It has been an active Friday, one filled with its highs and lows. But coming here, observing your stunning photos, relishing in the captions you provided and now I feel a sense of calm and joy. Your talent is divine.

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  15. Wonderful post, Olga! I so agree with your wisdom about measuring time in whole new ways!

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  16. So pretty ^.^ But I'm jealous. Most strawberries here are barely ripe, and blueberries are still on the way.

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  17. Che bella serie di foto, c'è di tutto, la prima molto bella, le fragole e i campi...mi piacciono tutte le foto!
    Complimenti e buona domenica! Cri : )

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  18. Olga, this is a fabulous series of photos with such appropriate words, a creative post that explains 'Time' wonderfully. :)

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  19. Amei as fotografias.
    A malha da blusa é linda!!!
    Apaixonei-me pela primeira foto do gato... belo click!
    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil.
    ¸¸.º°❤♫♫♪¸¸.°
    °º✿⊱╮

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  20. Perfect photos, as usual!!!Bravo Olga! Kisses from Greece.

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  21. What a creative way to explain time, this is a fantastic post. As for lavender, I have two plants out and two in bud :) Have a good day Diane

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  22. i like this post :) and it reminds me to go pick some of my wild strawberries!

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  23. What a fantastic post Olga. Excellent way of observing time passing, and I am pleased to see Deniska illustrating his own theory!

    I now measure time by my two little kittens (yes! I have adopted two!) who are growing in size by the day. In the two weeks since they came into my life I think they have doubled in size, and the love between us has grown immeasurably :)

    I too love lavender by the way X

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  24. And it goes so fast! I simply love the image of the dew drops at beginning and end of your post!

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  25. Measuring time with plants is so much more interesting than counting hours or days.

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  26. Olga,
    Especially the first one and the last one are incredibly beautiful! I am a freak of taking photos of spider webs. But I have never seen the photos of the webs like these. Now Japan is in the middle of the rainy season. I will go out with my camera, hoping to meet serendipity!
    Have a great week!
    keiko

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  27. Beautiful pictures and beautiful garden. It was hard to measure time in my garden. We planted some impatiens in pots, then saw the flowers starting to grow. We went away on trips and when we came back they were all gone, to the roots. The squirrels had eaten them I guess. I also bought a little lavender plant and it is dead also, all dried out. Lavender likes heat but today it was 112 degree F here (almost 45 degree C.)

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  28. Gorgeous photos Olga and I am also a big fan of lavender.

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  29. Since ancient times, some farmers have started farming at the sight of magnolias or cherry trees blooming in northern part of Japan. Nature tells us time gently without controlling us with time urgency. The first and last photo is incredibly fascinating.

    Yoko

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  30. Always very beautiful pictures!
    Art and lovely flowers!
    A big hug

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  31. Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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