Life is not measured by time. It is measured by moments. ― Armin Houman
For this week’s LAPC #139, Tina asks us to share photos of special moments, which gives all of us a wonderful “excuse” to share fabulous memories. Thanks, Tina! Are you ready? Here we go!
When we are traveling, we try to see friends and family in various places in America and abroad. Often, we ask them to show us their favorite places. Fortunately for us, these visits have become special moments.
On a visit to London, our friend Barbara took us to Primrose Hill at sunset. If you look closely, you can see the London skyline in the distance. I’ll never forget this wonderful park, the evening sky and the beautiful golden light.
When our Dutch cousin took us to the Kroëller-Muëller Museum in the Netherlands, we had no idea that we were going to see the world’s largest private collection of Van Gogh’s works and a sculpture garden with intriguing modern art like this floating sculpture ‘Otterlo’ by Marta Pan. The visit and time with our cousin were spectacular.
Another special moment happened by accident on a trip to Lost Dutchman State Park in Arizona. By pure luck, we visited on a day when the wildflowers were on full display. I’ll never forget those wonderful blooms and their golden “carpet” over the desert landscape.
Another special moment, thanks to Mother Nature, happened when we lived in Gilford, NH near the banks of Lake Winnepesaukee. This image was shot on the day when the winter ice cracked on the lake. To capture this shot, I stretched out at the end of our pier. Locals call this annual event “Ice Out.”
My grandfather immigrated from a small town near Naples, and came to America when he was a young boy, leaving behind family that he never saw again. In 2011, I connected with an Italian cousin via Facebook, who is the town doctor, historian, and former mayor. Edmondo offered to meet us in the piazza of my grandfather’s tiny village in the mountains and introduce us to other relatives who still live in Volturara Irpina. In this tiny village of 3,000 people, we met Edmondo, his wife and daughter, a great aunt, and several cousins who told us wonderful stories of our ancestors and gave us a tour of the village. The mural on the left comes from the town church where my grandfather was baptized. I’ll never forget this visit and the wonderfully warm welcome from Edmondo and his family.
This last photo always makes me smile. This little toy monkey is a gift given to my husband when he was a young boy undergoing life-saving open heart surgery. He has wonderful memories of the rabbi who visited him every day when he was recovering at the Mayo Clinic, and gave him this monkey as a parting gift.
Thank you Tina for this wonderful opportunity to share special moments. We are looking forward to seeing your special moments this week and hope you can join us. In your post, use the Lens-Artists Tag and link to Tina’s original post.
Last week, you treated us to beautiful images shot with natural light. It was fun to see how the light changed throughout the day and how this impacted the colors and shadows in your images. Next week, we’re excited to announce that Beth of Wandering Dawgs will be our guest host. Welcome, Beth! Be sure to stop by and check out her wonderful posts.
In closing, thank you, as always, for your continued participation, support, enthusiasm, and creativity, which inspire us! Have a wonderful, creative week and please stay safe.