Sunday, October 31, 2010

Remembering ..

Today I've been remembering a friend who left us one year ago today. Her beautiful cat, Cushag, joined her as well. When ever I think of one missed friend, I can't help but to think of the others -Which has been quite a few over the years. I think of them and the ways they touched our lives; Each one leaving a special mark on our heart. I truly do believe that's how our spirits live on.

About two weeks ago, I watched a documentary on Netflix about the atomic bombing in Hiroshima during the final stages of World War II in 1945. Like with all wars, thousands of lives were lost in the devastation left by the bomb. At the end of the documentary, it showed how the Japanese people remember their lost loved ones each year by holding a ceremony. Floating candles/lanterns are placed in the ocean; each one signifying a spirit.

Today, as I thought of my friend, my thoughts went back to the scenes I saw of the floating lanterns lighting up the evening/night sky. I thought of how beautiful they looked; wishing I could somehow do the same for the lives that became apart of mine and sadly left.

No matter what, they will always be a piece of me...

“Make of yourself a light.”
— The Buddha


Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Sleeping Cat

I love watching a cat sleep. Brings me comfort for some reason. This photo was taken about five minutes ago. Preston decided to rest himself on a pile of clothes I haven't put away yet.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Remembering a Loved One on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I always think of my Grandmother. When I was a little girl, My Mother gave me these little things her Mum use to own. Yesterday, I thought I would look through them and take a photo. Like last year (Click Here), I wanted to dedicate a entry in my Grandmother's Memory.

I never got to meet her due to the fact that she lived in Britain, and of course, we lived here in the states. - My Mother had moved here after Her & Dad married.

Growing up, I always dreamt of visiting the places my Mother lived in and meeting my Grandparents. Being young, I took for granted that those things would one day happen. Sadly, meeting my Grandmother is something I can't look forward to now ...She died 6yrs ago from Breast Cancer.

Even though I never got the chance to meet her, I know she loved me dearly. I had received little letters, cards, and a postcard from her as I grew up. The last thing she sent me was this beautiful glass doll. I still remember the day I went to the post office with my Mother to get it. I think I was around 7 or 8yrs old then.

I so dearly wish I could have known her. I hope where ever she is, she knows she lives on in my heart.

Ladies, when you get the chance, please click on the link below. And don't forget to take care of yourself with yearly Mammogram checks. Too many lives have already been taken from Breast Cancer.

The Breast Cancer Site

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Feels like Sping ..

Today has been one of those days for me. Sort of feeling down, So I decided to get away for a bit and escape into the world I see through my camera.

We're finally reaching the mid 80s here in Arizona. - My favorite time of the year. It's been like spring here with the cooler weather and a few days of rain.

Flowers are blooming every where!

See the little fly?

I don't think I did too bad!

Hope you all enjoyed.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Have You Ever ...

...Seen a tree with a face?

I have!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Peace in the Rain

I got quite the surprise yesterday evening - It rained!

Now I know many of you are thinking "So what?", but when it rains here in Arizona; relieving my day from the typical 100+ degree heat, I consider it something to celebrate!

I have always enjoyed the rain. The smell of it; Sound of it, and everything else that is included. I also love walking in it ..and, of course, taking pictures as I walk in it. Which is exactly what I did yesterday evening!

I don't know why, but for me, walking in the rain makes me feel so free from everything. I feel that way when I'm taking pictures, too. As if I am in my own world, away from worries and sadness. I can be me without caring what others may think. I feel a sense of peace and inspiration as I capture the world around me with my camera.

After many pictures later, I was soaked from the rain. Finally it stopped (we had a great thunder storm!) and started to clear up a bit. And that's when I saw it, the most beautiful, magnificent, breath taking scene I ever have seen

 The sun breaking through the black clouds. You had to be there, standing where I was standing to get the amazing feeling I felt inside ..That inspiration; That freedom; That peace I so needed. And there I was ....taking pictures of this glorious moment; feeling all those emotions in one, when it suddenly hit me. No matter how many heartaches and letdowns I may feel from time to time, Life is a gift and I am free. Since hitting adult age, I feel like my life has became so complicated and unsure. When I saw that sun breaking through and the beautiful rainbow behind me, I remembered something ..I am not alone; God is watching ...and ...I am in the making...