Saturday, April 1, 2017

A is for A Miracle #AtoZChallenge

First, let me thank you for dropping by. The fact that you dropped in to read my blog post means a  great deal to me.
 
This image is of a walking miracle. My good friend and photo walking partner suffers from a long battle with Guillain Barre Syndrome. She was hospitalized for several weeks and we weren't sure she would walk again without aid. 
 
When I shot this image, I wasn't really thinking about her being a miracle. It was later, when I was editing the shots we took that day, that I realized it was truly a miracle that she is upright and walking, much less keeping her balance on this narrow cement path.
 
Photography is a great love of mine. When I get home after a photo walk or shoot, it is like Christmas morning when I open up the files to see what I got.
 
Do you document your life with photos? Have you ever witnessed a miracle?  Tell me about it!
 
love, susan

20 comments:

  1. There was a time when Mary had an SLR and took pictures of everything. About twenty years ago, she stopped, and the only pictures we take are of her knitting projects.

    A clever start to the A to Z Challenge!

    John Holton
    A to Z Challenge Co-Host
    The Sound Of One Hand Typing

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    1. If digital cameras were around 15 years ago when we were traveling, oh the stories I've have. Thanks a million for dropping in .. it really does mean a lot to me!

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  2. I like your picture, and the meaning. I like to take pictures. If I compare with people who has always their phone at hand, maybe they aren't too much... I like to take my time for every picture.

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    Name: Eva
    Blog: Mail Adventures
    #AtoZ Challenge Theme: Postcards
    Letter A: Adventurers. Because any postcard is a little adventure, isn't it?

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    1. There is a quote that says "the best camera is the one in your hand". I think of that quote all the time and don't worry about it being a cell phone, my point & shoot, or my heavy Nikon. Just take the photos so you can remember! Thanks so much for dropping in!

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  3. Thank you for adding me to your reading list! I love your first post here. I think my life is one long series of miracles, actually! Looking forward to more of your writing!

    http://clearingspace4joy.wordpress.com

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    1. I am super excited about adding some new blogs to my roll! Thanks for dropping in and let's have fun with this!

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  4. What a great feeling it is when you have a realization like that. I have been saying for years that I should take more photos and it is still true today!

    Emily

    A to Z Participant

    My Life In Ecuador

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  5. Great idea for the A to Z and a great picture because of the story behind it.

    Thanks for the visit, I have decided to only visit folk who visit this year because I am finding it tricky to work out who is doing the A to Z with the new format and I will never keep track of who I have visited and I'll never to to all (I have in the past but PHEW).

    Enjoy the A to Z :)

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    1. What I decided to do is I opened a Word document and as I am going through the comments with all the A entries today when I find one I am interested in, I click on it and take a look. If I like it, I copy the link and I place it on my list that I have open, and then I'm also going back to my "reading list" in BlogSpot and adding it. I think it's the only way I'm going to be able to kind of keep track. There certainly are plenty of interesting blogs that I added today. Thanks a million for dropping and I hope you'll enjoy the rest of my posts this month. They are all short but heartfelt!

      Susan

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  6. We don't realize all the day to day miracles we are exposed to - or unintentionally take for granted. Your friend is indeed, a miracle.

    My theme is all about baby boomers and those years we grew up. Grab some cookies and milks and come on over. Atomic Bombs

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    1. I've got you on my reading roll! Thanks for stopping by. The power of suggestion ... me want milk and cookies now!

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  7. Photography is one of my passions. The smartphones have made photography so easy as any moment you can take a picture without having to carry a camera. Your friend is truly a walking miracle. Your picture tells a wonderful story. Thanks or sharing.

    Suzy at Someday Somewhere - Letter A

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  8. I'm not much of a photographer - my pictures never seem to capture the magnitude that the naked eye takes in. Occasionally I get a good one, but for me it's about people when it comes to photo keepsakes (although I love seeing other people's efforts!)
    Leanne | cresting the hill

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    1. I have thousands of images that I should delete but it's hard for me. Talking about photos being keepsakes, I recently when through boxes of photos and organized them. I sent them out to family and friends who I thought would really enjoy having them. It was great to hear back from them!

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  9. There is a woman in my yoga class who has had MS for the last 13 years. She is a real trooper. Good for your friend for getting out there. I do take a lot of photos, but not bearly enough of people in my life. I have three cameras here and am going to go set one on the dining room table so I am sure to take pics of everyone at Easter dinner.

    @msdeniseh553
    Denise at My Life in Retirement Atlantic Wall

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    1. Easter dinner will be a great time to catch some photos. It's such a happy day and usually festive. I saw your menu for Easter dinner!

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  10. I love taking photos. Almost every walk I take has some photo along the way. I especially love finding the unexpected, like a beautiful flower growing in the crack of a sidewalk, or a neat sculpture in the middle of the woods. But my favorites are usually the simple things, like a good picture of my cat who is never still, or an amazing shot of my niece or my sister when I catch them laughing and happy.

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    1. Thank you for stopping in. I certainly do see things differently when I have a camera in my hand.

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  11. That is truly a wonderful picture of A Miracle!

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