April 17, 2015

Yes, I know.

I am a month behind in my posting.  YIKES!  I’ve been taking photos, but just not keeping up with the blog.  So here goes.  I’ll try to catch up.

Today was sunny, which was unusual as it has been raining almost every day. The beautiful blue sky was a welcomed sight this afternoon.

April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

First is my daughter in her Easter finest, followed by us all at Horizon’s Park, enjoying walking about in the beautiful sunshine.

April 4, 2015

My kids and I had a great time in Bethania today,

walking around and enjoying the sunshine. Emma was here for Easter, so it was nice for the three of us to be outside like we always used to, exploring and taking it all in.

March 21, 2015

In 1993 I had a dream of buying some land and turning it into a therapeutic farm for kids.

I looked at this property and it was perfect, save for the fact that I couldn’t afford it, nor would I have been able to start such a big venture without the right support. But I loved the farm and it stayed in my heart.

Last year I drove by the farm and it was in terrible disrepair.  It broke my heart to see the once beautiful property in such dire need.  But alas, the story has a happy ending.

Recently the farm was purchased by former professional basketball player Rusty LaRue and his family.  The LaRues are painstakingly restoring the farm to its former glory. I couldn’t be happier.

I had an idea to do a photo shoot at the farm with some of my photo league students.  We were able to shoot there today on this amazingly beautiful day thanks to the gracious LaRue family.

This is what it’s all about for me.  Taking time outside in the beautiful weather to photograph.  It was a glorious day.

There are lots of photos to look at here…and yes, there is an old piano on the front porch!  It was found on the property, among many other old treasures.

March 2, 2015

I had my colonoscopy today.

Oddly enough, it was a wonderful day. The procedure went well and Tony had to come with me to drive me home.  They only found a small polyp during the procedure and removed it, the anesthesia went well and was brilliant, and it was comforting to me to know that Tony would be there when I woke up.

He drove me home and I rested at his apartment for the rest of the day, and had my first solid food in nearly 48 hours!

The first two photos are of my drive to Tony’s before the procedure. There was an eerie mist this morning, and I was quite nervous at this time.  The second photo is when Tony was driving me home after the procedure.  There was a big “T” in the sky, which I thought was quite a perfect nod to Tony and what he means to me.  The last photo is what I saw all day from the bed as I lay about.

Wonderful days can happen when you least expect them…