Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

“Life is but a day;
A fragile dew-drop on its perilous way
From a tree’s summit.” John Keats


This week’s challenge is Transient
Transient: not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory.

In the grand scheme not much is permanent.

Spring flowers last a month or so.


Spring flowers

the fire may last a few hours



the average lifespan of a butterfly is about one month


a butterfly

a prayer candle lasts maybe an hour

tiny flame

dying flame

the sandcastle will last until the tide comes in



“The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” Psalm 90 v 10

So, as John Keating says in  Dead Poets Society:

‘Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary’


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