Archive for January, 2014
Here are some things I found in nature during a recent walk at Norris Reservation.
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Birch trees are my favorite type of tree: the patterns in their peeling bark unique as snowflakes, fascinating as a life-worn face. Each tree is like a piece of modern art.
The Weekly Photo Challenge topic is Family. I believe in unconventional families, so I’m going to respond to the topic with an unconventional post. I believe we have many “families” throughout our lives: biological families, work families, church families, etc., but the dearest family can sometimes be the one made up of our closest friends.
I love my biological family very much, but there were many times in my life that I felt very different from them. It’s hard to be the only girl amongst 6 boys and feel like you fit in. I think you find your “natural” family as you go through your life and meet people with the same interests.
Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
One of my best friends is a childhood friend. We have been friends for 50 years. I don’t have children, but her daughter is the closest thing to my own daughter that I can have, not only because she is the daughter of a beloved friend, but because we have a LOT in common. She is a bright, thoughtful young woman who loves art, animals, and taking pictures…the same things that I love! Lately the three of us have spent a lot of time together, taking walks and taking pictures. So…I’m sharing pictures of this special “family.”