I’m taking part in the weekly photo challenge after what must be eons. This week’s theme is ‘Evanescent’. Evanescent is one of those words whose meaning I well understand but would have trouble explaining to someone if asked. So here’s one of the definitions of the word I found online:
“soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.”
which seems very close to ephemeral which is “lasting for a very short time.”
However, the difference seems to be that the things that are ephemeral have a very short lifespan but something that is evanescent is just disappearing quickly. So something that is not ephemeral could be evanescent- you could have a long summer but as it gets close to fall, the warmth of summer could be evanescent.
I won’t ramble any further but leave you with my photograph which I guess is a combination of something that’s both ephemeral and evanescent. The wildflower has reached its peak and you already see that it is fading away at the edges. Within a day it will have all faded.