It's been quite a while since I got serious about making photographs. So I finally pulled out the dSLR, charged its battery, found an SD card and set out to do just that today. There were some nice rose bushes at Stringfield, a local park that I biked past several times. I was not quite ready to go the Portland Rose Garden as I have done in the past to make photos honoring Ashley's presence in my life. Here's what I ended up with.
I had a very nice day delivering flowers to Ashley's memorial site and cleaning off her monument. Picked up this gorgeous bouquet of flowers from a vendor at the Milwaukie Farmer's Market.
While browsing the many fine vendors there, I found a baker who had a number of delicious sugar-infested goods for sale including scones which I just had to buy a couple of them. As I did I recalled numerous Friday's long ago when I was able to be home when Ashley arrived after school. I tried to have some of her favorite scones warm, right out of the oven. I remember vividly how she would butter the halved scone, patty it back together and then eat it while deeply engrossed in her latest book. Priceless memories of her!
In addition to visiting with Ashley with flowers, I had a chance to catch up with my dad this weekend and talk about preparation for our camping trip coming up to Central Oregon very soon. Looking forward to some time out of P-town.
I had so many remembrances of Ashley this weekend, from the flowers that I found at the Market to watching soccer (World Cup) and playing video games (on my PC.) In spite of the chores I felt I must do, I had opportunity to recall so many pleasant times with my daughter.
Just launched this new website for Ashley. It has a fresh new look and hopefully stands out more than the previous site.
Spotted this rose on a recent photowalk around the neighborhood. Couldn't help but notice the purple on the tips of the flower and of course the purple roses behind!
Ashley's great aunt Nancy made a donation to the American Bible Society in tribute to Ashley. Thank you Nancy for helping to spread the Good News to all.
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.