Daily Prompt: gift for kindred spirits

The Daily Prompt for photographers today on The Daily Post is gift.  This bracelet was given to me by my best friend on my birthday.  She is the kind of friend who understands me, does not judge me, and at the same time is honest with me when giving advice.  She knows my reactions before I even begin to react.  She also purchased one of these bracelets for herself.  Since we live miles apart from one another, it is a way for each of us to feel our kindred spirits.  She is “my person.”

I adore this bracelet.  I have loved wearing it often since receiving it.  But, just a couple of days ago, my best friend gave me some heart wrenching news…her husband has been diagnosed with leukemia.  I took a picture of this bracelet and sent it to her after a phone conversation filled with tears.  I informed her that I would wear this bracelet every day until her husband gets well.

This bracelet is beautiful, given from the heart, daily reminding me of how special this friendship is to me.  Now I wear it in honor of her husband in hopes to give both of them strength, courage, and hope.  In hopes that she will feel my presence even though I am not physically there.  My best friend, “my person”, I love you.

Weekly Photo Challenge: escape

This week’s photo challenge at The Daily Post is escape.  This word, for me, conjures up images of engaging in an activity or possibly an adventure that totally submerses you.  You leave the world behind and focus only on the enjoyment at hand.  Your brain is free to take it all in through all 5 senses and to run a continuous loop through your brain of all your stress free moments.  These pictures represent escape to me.

Aunt Sandy's turn.. Micah and Nicklaus checking out the map.What do you do to “escape” the stresses of the day to day?  Do you engage in outdoor activities?  Enjoy a nice meal with a perfectly paired wine?  Submerse yourself in a great read with a cup of coffee and a comfortable chair?  Sometimes, it is the little things…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: SpRiNg

Spring is finally making an entrance here in CO. It is so wonderful that the birds are singing, trees are budding and flowers are erecting blooms. My neighbor is an avid gardner and has the most beautiful sanctuary in her backyard. So, I took a leisurely stroll through the garden gate and aimed my lens at all things “spring.” I simply adore this neighbor and her entire family and admire her love and knowledge of nature.

IMG_2311 IMG_2312 IMG_2314 IMG_2317 IMG_2318 IMG_2321 IMG_2330 IMG_2337 IMG_2338 IMG_2339 IMG_2344I hope you have some beautiful blooms somewhere in your yard that make you smile.  Sometimes it is the little things.  Happy Spring, my friends!