This dark purple tulip reminded me of Ashley when I saw it. It stood out from the sea of yellow, red and orange tulips around it just as Ashley did with her sophisticated style and personality.
Two Leaves, Two friends.
Ashley valued her friends immensely -- they were her source of inspiration and connectedness with the world. She reminded us frequently how important it is to make and maintain friendships.
I owe a debt of gratitude to Rick Florey, a friend from church who has been going out of his way to connect with me during this difficult time in my life.
The other day, Rick and I had lunch together and then went on a photo walk at Field's Bridge Park in West Linn. He suggested this activity because of our mutual interest in photography. Also, I think he understands how difficult it is to restart an interest in an activity you enjoy (like photography) after you've lost a loved one.
Here is one of my photos from that day. Thanks Rick for your friendship!