Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wordless Wednesday (Not Alone Edition)

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This is week three of the "Leap Into Spring" Photo Challenge. This challenge has two choices of prompts for each week. This week, the choices are "Blossom" and "Trees." 

I have to be honest - as I prepare my post, my thoughts are very much with one of its sponsors, Kristi from Live and Love Out Loud, who underwent surgery yesterday for her breast lump.


Kristi is taking a break from her blog while she has the surgery and recovers, but we have heard reports here and there of how she is doing. It hurts. And that makes me sad. 


I wish she could just put her feet up:




In a pain-free, blossom-filled place:

 
Leaving behind thoughts of pathology, difficult decisions, and worry. 

Sometimes the sun is a bit obscured:
  
  
And it is the shadows that we see first:



But along this scary, frustrating, seemingly interminable journey, there's always a space for someone else to come along and sit beside you.

 
You are not alone.



Thank you to Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud, Alicia of Project Alicia, and Rebecca of Bumbles and Light for hosting this challenge. The challenge will run from April 6th – May 18th and is open to everyone regardless of geographic location, skill level, time commitment or camera equipment. Simply stop by each Friday and share your favorite images inspired by the weekly prompts. It is going to have freebies, prizes and photography tips galore!

(Next week's theme is Rain/Water. The linky will be up on Friday, April 27)

These pictures were taken at Maclay Gardens, Tallahassee, Florida.




2 comments:

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud said...

You are making me cry! Thank you so much for this sweet post, Paula. But thank you, most of all, for your friendship.

(Going back to bed now. I'm NOT supposed to be blogging! Shhhh!)

alicia said...

Aww. You are such a sweetheart. I know that Kristi appreciates your kind heartfelt words! The world needs more Paulas! Hugs.