Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Header Challenge - Shadows

House wren in the shadows

I like photos with contrast, whether by light or color, so shadows was my choice for this weeks Header Challenge. These shots were all taken this May around the yard. use the links in my sidebar to see the other header challengers' shadows.

A spot of afternoon sun sneaks through the shadow of the trees
 
Finches and their shadows
 
Shadows on the garage

Selfie shadow

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Our World - More color

The flowers are doing well this year and we have added more.
 




Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sky Watch - Cloudy

Cloudy, but no rain earlier this week





Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Header Challenge - Letting go




Letting go is hard to do. My header is about letting go of people that are close. In fact, we never truly let go - they are ingrained in us on so many ways. We recently lost sister-in-law, Elaine. She went into the hospital for surgery, which appeared to be successful, and then with complications under went additional surgery. My header is Elaine and Marianne at their brother's picnic. Marianne said something that got Elaine laughing so hard she could not eat.

This letting go is hard because the sisters looked forward to sharing many more years of laughing together.

My Mom died in 2000. This picture taken at Christmas 1998 is the last I took of her. She had Alzheimer's and as I held her hands assisting her to walk, I said "want to dance" and the old twinkle returned to her eyes as she twisted gently side to side. I was fortunate to be with her when she let go of life.

In 2004, Dad had a condition where swallowing let food into his lungs. The doctors wanted to give him a feeding tube, but he declined, saying he wanted to be with Mom and in few days he was.  Picture is from his 90-th birthday.

Letting go of the feelings of loss is hard, but the memories are there to savor all of our lives!

Our World - Still blooming





Thursday, May 7, 2015

Sky Watch - Variations this week

 Fly me to the moon

 Just a few clouds

Two views taken a few seconds apart, 
zoom out and the camera adjusts for the brighter sky.


Setting sun
 
Moody sky