Tribute To A Friend

Back home I had a good friend. We met at the church we worked in…. I as a paid employee, he as a volunteer. His name was Jose and he was 3 years older than me. He was a fun loving guy. He loved kids, traveling, events with people, birds and painting. He was totally the opposite of me and yet we became the best of buddies. Neither of us had family in the state we lived in so he would come to my tiny place on holidays (he lived in the suburbs and drove, I lived in the big city and did not) if he did not fly home. Because I had become disabled, he always brought our meal and dvd’s to watch. The other night I got an email from his best friend telling me that Jose had died peacefully in his sleep on his 61st birthday. Heartbroken doesn’t even begin to tell you how I feel.  My buddy Jose was a good man and I always missed him after I moved out of state. Here are some of the photos he sent me from some of his trips in the U.S. and abroad. I use to call them The Many Adventures of Jose. I didn’t include many of the best photos because Jose was in them and I don’t believe it’s right to post photos of someone without their permission. So some trips in the states and out of the U.S. I can’t show you. This one’s for you buddy….see you on the other side.

 

Beijing

Tiananmen Square

Qianmen Subway

 

Paris, France

Paris Opera House

St. Michel’s

 

The Badlands

 

Las Vegas

Bellagio Polar Bears

 

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Glorious Roses!

This selection of gorgeous roses is from our friend Angie in Devon, England. It amazes me that one place on earth could have such stunning roses! She uses just her cell phone for the photos and then lets me ‘tweak’ them! I have many more roses to post in the future as they are a never ending beauty that she continually captures for us!

I love this! Looks like some artfully done photo but this is how it came to us. In this case though I could have brought out the background leaves, I thought this should be left ‘as is’

What can be said? Perfect rose with some drops of rain on it….stunning!

This is another favorite of mine. This one looks like it was meant to be painted!

I went ‘wow’ when I saw this. Two stunning roses! I can only imagine how gorgeous in person.

I hope you have enjoy these as much as I do!

 

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The Bee And The Thistle

This happy little bee was enjoying the pink thistle growing in my friend’s yard in Marshfield,Wi!  Photos were taken with his iPhone last summer. I really enjoyed these photos and hope you did too. A chance to see their lovely delicate wings.

Quite content in the thistle

Bees have been dying out so it really is important to grow things to capture their attention

I didn’t know their wings were so delicate and lovely until my friend sent me these photos. Very pretty!

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Barns I Love

The post title is kind of not entirely accurate as I love ALL barns but these barns I am featuring here, and in future posts, are ones I love just a little bit more! All photos taken by my friend in the Marshfield, Wi. area. I hope you love them as much as I do 🙂

Just an all around lovely barn with stone foundation

I love the setting of the barn here as well as the barn itself. It just says ‘country’!

I admit when I first saw the photo of this it kind of made my heart stop. The setting, the angle, the color….all these things made me go ‘wow’.

Color! That red roof on this beauty is something you don’t see often and I love the clouds in this one…..sort of makes a lovely colorful photo

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Floral Fantasy

These assorted florals come to us once again from our friend Angie in Devon, England! I have never seen so many gorgeous flowers coming from one place. Angie lives on the coast of Devon. Wow….love it! There are many more flowers that I have that were sent to us by Angie and I will continue to share them and other photos from her and from us in the coming weeks and months.

I tweaked this one a bit to give it a slightly different look than the original

I love the intense color of these

This assortment is my favorite due to the colors and types

Another bright colorful photo. I really love all the types and colors

And finally, who can not love the beauty of a simple rose?

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