Farmers Market Flowers

Just a few more shots from the Flower Seller at the Farmers Market.

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Visit Monochromia to see this first image in B&W.  Do you have a preference?

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#cellphonephotography

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Next time I’ll bring my camera!

Choices

Life is full of them.

Work. Volunteer. Chores. Play.

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And then there is WordPress.  Posting our own blogs and visiting others.

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After visiting as many of you as possible, it’s time to move on for the night.

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I’ll be back soon with photos from time on the water and time on the bike.

Seeking Solace

On the way to work this morning, I pulled over to find solace behind the lens.

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The news out of America, each and every day this week, has been devastating.  Frankly, it’s been this way for much longer than a week.

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We are a terribly divided nation.

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I’ve seen people asking for prayers for Police Officers, without mention of the victims of racial, gender, and sexual violence.
I’ve seen people asking for prayers for the vicims of racial, gender, and sexual violence, without mention of the Police Officers.

We cannot let violence divide us any more than it already has.

I wish the rain could wash away the hate and the violence, but since it can’t we must unite to Stop the Violence!

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As I sit here, listening to the pouring rain, I am horrified by the violence.  I grieve for the families.

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I am saddened and frightened by the divisiveness and hate, and I am angry that we can’t seem to find any solutions to the violence.

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Stand Up

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Amidst the sadness, the anger, and all of the awful wrongs in this world, there is still beauty to be found … in nature, in good people doing great things, and in the heroes who stand up and do what is right.

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Thanks to the two heroes in California for STANDING UP!

We must all STAND UP!  I’m too angry about the injustice to write more right now, nor am I eloquent enough to do so ever.  But I will keep standing up and trying to do right.

The Fullness of May

The month of May is always full … of flowers, and rain, and a lift in the step of folks who have been longing for warmer weather.

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  For me, it is also filled with planning and implementing the Ride of Silence and the Annual Memorial Day Service.

It is such an honor to work alongside others in remembrance of those who have died in the service of the US, or on our public roads.

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Despite the full schedule, there is still time for book group.  I read late into the night on Wednesday in order to be prepared for our Thursday discussion.  We met on the new porch, surrounded by flowers made even more beautiful by the late day sun.

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Have you read “How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky” by Lydia Netzer?

Life is ever full … of friends, of flowers, of books, and service, and I am thankful.