Long lost…

I had the opportunity this weekend to reconnect with someone I haven’t seen in a really long time….. too long.

It was just what I needed to wake up some of my senses.

I decided to try to make something beautiful instead of capturing what was in front of me….

so I wandered through some woods right in the middle of an ordinary place and found some extraordinary things…..

It was a great reminder to  ———>  Pay attention.  Look around.  See what is right in front of you…..

You never do know what is right around the bend.

And the next time someone suggests you go with them on an adventure…. out of the country or out in the woods—

take them up on it…. you never know what you might see.

<3  L O V E  <3

I find goodbye to be the hardest word.  So if you get the chance— Hold her close.  Hug her again.  Savor the look in her eyes.

….. And hope it isn’t the last goodbye.

Those fleeting moments are the ones you think of the most.

“People so seldom say I love you.  And then it’s either too late or love goes.  So when I tell you I love you, it doesn’t mean I know you’ll never go, only that I wish you didn’t have to.”

reenaApril 16, 2012 - 8:35 am

oh my!! such a beautiful post. I know how you feel; I recently lost a friend and even though I got to say goodbye to her there was so much I really wanted to say when she would have been able to hear me (I hope she did)

Many blessings to you and yours and I love your photos…such simple beauty that I think we just overlook most times.

Michelle BApril 16, 2012 - 12:27 pm

Oh wow, what a beautiful post. I love your perspective, and your photos make me feel peaceful. I love the first one, especially. Thank you for the reminder!

Angela G.April 16, 2012 - 12:57 pm

So true, what a wonderful post. One of my favorite quotes is by Proust, “The Real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes”

SusyApril 16, 2012 - 1:03 pm

What a great post! Love that last shot!

ToriApril 16, 2012 - 1:18 pm

That last shot is wonderful!

SimonaNApril 16, 2012 - 3:14 pm

Good shots! I love going to the woods and capture things. It’s great for macro practise. 🙂

SamanthaApril 16, 2012 - 3:22 pm

This post makes me want to go outside and just shoot for fun. 🙂 I love that last image!

CrystalApril 16, 2012 - 4:34 pm

Beautiful, I especially love the last one!

LorraineApril 16, 2012 - 5:23 pm

Very beautiful…both words and pictures. I think of you so much and I miss you and I love you. That damn ‘time-sucker’ is really getting to me ;(

JessicaApril 16, 2012 - 7:46 pm

Beautiful. Glad you took an opportunity to take an adventure.

KellyApril 16, 2012 - 8:42 pm

What a great reminder. So many wonderful things all around you.

Melissa D.April 17, 2012 - 7:54 am

These are gorgeous, and your words are moving! 🙂

Jo ClarkApril 17, 2012 - 8:47 am

Love these! That last one is amazing!

MichelleApril 17, 2012 - 12:58 pm

What an inspiring post and beautiful photos!

Jennifer WittApril 17, 2012 - 5:32 pm

Beautiful words and beautiful photos 🙂 Sometimes we all need to just head to the middle of no where and just *be*.

Jenn ValluzzoApril 17, 2012 - 9:19 pm

Such a great post. Lovely words and accompanying images!

KimApril 17, 2012 - 10:00 pm

Beautiful – especially the last one!

garfield the catApril 18, 2012 - 9:28 am

That must have been a great encounter. I had a similar reconnect lately also. It was magical and “pretty good.” Words could not express how special it was. I think that is why these pics are so special. They remind me of that time and bring back that special feeling. What we are truly looking for is sometimes right in front of us if we are just patient and slow down long enough to look. Thanks for the memories. True love can be captured by pictures not words!!!!!! ;p

MelanyApril 19, 2012 - 6:25 am

Love these. That last one is awesome.

MikkiApril 19, 2012 - 8:36 am

Beautiful images. I’ll definitely go out on a walk soon!

KimApril 19, 2012 - 10:36 pm

Beautiful post, thanks for the reminder!

AnnaApril 20, 2012 - 12:36 pm

Beautiful reminder on how to appreciate the simple things. Lovely photos, the last one is gorgeous!

Christy HarperApril 21, 2012 - 7:32 am

Cool images 🙂 I really love the dof on the last one :0

amyApril 22, 2012 - 9:27 am

what a great reminder to cherish what is important

SandyApril 22, 2012 - 9:40 pm

Beautiful words to remember, and your photos are wonderful and creative.

Anita CiliaMay 18, 2012 - 9:05 am

Gina:
The pictures of the kids turned out absolutely gorgeous! You have real talent to capture my wonderful babies actually standing still, looking at the camera, and smiling! Additionally, your blog was very touching. I really loved it! It of course made me cry, I know big surprise…but a very good reminder that life is short and to take time to love, laugh, and don’t forget to enjoy the ride – even if it sometimes gets bumpy! I love you!

Your favorite sister

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