~ Happy Valentine's Day ~
To the love of my life.....
..to the one I call my wife...
...to the one who loves me and cares for me...
....to the one I will cherish forever....
......I love you always !
Is this better or...?
Hi, all! I fiddled with adobe again, and a have a neat result...at least I think so. I followed the written instructions I have, up to a point, and got a result I wasn't expecting. Let me know what ya'll think. =) Thanks!
Codi n Momma Vignette
Good evening. Yesterday was an awesome Codi visit...and ya'll know I live for those visits. I got an awesome shot of her during the visit...then when we were saying goodbye I gave Tom my camera and had him shoot us. He did great, as you can tell by the last 2 photos. Those photos show one thing: love. The love my Codi & I share is so intense, so wonderful, and the last photo SO shows it. Even though Tom took 2 of these, I had to share. Thanks for putting up with me, people, and thanks for helping me become a better photographer. ;)
Bi-Weekly Challenge: Our five senses ( TOUCH)
My daughter Desiree giving Aunt Shirlie a hug ... during her recent visit to Wisconsin.... everyone needs love and a hug :)
Osprey's Nest , Male Osprey is on the left, female on the right... True Love
~ Sharon's Rose ~
I must make up my mind today;
What to have, what to hold:
A poor man's roses,
Or a rich man's gold
One's as wealthy as a king in a palace,
Though he's callous and cold.
He may learn to give his heart for love,
Instead of buying it with gold.
Then the poor man's roses,
And the thrill when we kiss
Will be memories of paradise
That I'll never miss.
And yet the hand that brings a rose tonight
Is the hand I will hold.
For the rose of love means more to me
Than any rich man's gold.
A actual rose flash-frozen and Gold plated then painted. It is in tribute to my Sister-in-law Sharon that died some time ago.
~ Rose of Love ~
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Focal Length: 154 mm
ISO Speed: 400
A Love Story
I don't want votes (this isn't intended to represent my work), and I know that neither of these photos is a technical coup. I hope you will forgive me if I just wanted to post this for emotional reasons.
My Most Loved Christmas Gift.
We all convened in the master bedroom for the opening of my gift. What transpired in the next few seconds overwhelmed me. Actually, overwhelmed doesn't quite do it justice. I was speechless. As I unwrapped the package I saw a book. More aptly, My Book. My daughter researched through Photographica and edited 48 of my stories, sent them to a publisher, and had my words published. It has always been a dream of mine to publish a book and she made that dream come true.
As much as I loved the book, there is truly a greater gift I was given that day. On lulu.com you can search "McNeel". The book will have a preview that includes her forward. Long after the pages fade, her love and adoration will live on within my heart. Many authors and poets have written volumes on life and it's meaning. But surely those greatest things evern penned were written upon the hearts of men.