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Reminders of Love, Joy, and Wonder

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I was originally going to post festive photos captured during this holiday season.  But after the senseless tragedy in a village in Connecticut on December 14, all I could think about was the total, desolate, dry heave devastation 26 loved ones will experience this Christmas and Christmases to come.

I am not a kid person.  I don’t have any of my own.  But I love my family which includes my great-niece and great-nephew.  I would be devastated if what happened in Connecticut happened to any member of my family.  Because this was on my mind all day, I found myself going through my photographic archives to find photos of my 2010 Christmas visit to my sister and brother-in-law’s home, when the entire family along with some friends gathered for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  I needed something to remind me to smile and appreciate just how lucky I am that my own relatives are still alive, and that my great-niece and great-nephew have their entire futures still ahead of them and are excited over what Santa will leave for them under the tree.

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Christmas Wonder

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

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Focus on Playing

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Piling On The Christmas Cracker Crowns

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Watching TV With A Friend

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Gammy and Granddaughter

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Mommy and Son

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Daddy and Daughter

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Family and Friends

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Sisters

If you need reminders to help you smile, go pull out your own  photos, drawings attached on the fridge with magnets, and old holiday cards.  Smile, hug your family members, and count your blessings.

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National Parks Traveler

53  King of The Road, Going-To-The-Sun Road toward Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

I am so excited and wanted to share the good news with everybody: I am published! Today, the website National Parks Traveler published a column I wrote for them. I am one of two photographers who will be contributing to this awesome site on a monthly basis.  Click on this link to get to my column.

If you are not familiar with this website, check it out.  It’s highly praised by others and a wealth of resources and information pertaining to the national parks.

I’ll be contributing more monthly columns to this site, so stay tuned! 😀

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Check Out My New Blog Site

I like writing almost as much as I like photography.  However, there are things about which I wish to write that may not necessarily be photography-related (even though I will always have a photo to accompany my writings), and many of you interested only in the photography part may not be as interested in the writing part.  So, I’ve created a new blog site here on WordPress:  www.musingsthoughtsrantsraves.wordpress.com (Musings, Thoughts, Rants, Raves) to encompass my not-so-photographically-related writings, opinions, musings, thoughts, rants, and raves.

Of course I will still be posting to this site.  It’s my baby!  But, now I have a writing site as well, and if you thought you knew me, then go to that other site and really get to know me. Winking smile

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