Time has come and I must say farewell to good friends. As the earthly bonds are slipped, never again to feel the warmth of a sunny day, the cool wetness of the lake or the bitter cold of a snowy morning I am at peace with this. It’s with the deepest sadness I bid you farewell not to be reunited in this lifetime. I leave you an orchid in remembrance.
You have always been by my side, ready to aid me at any time. You will never be replaced and forever missed. I will always think of you with the fondest of memories. It's so true that we never realize what we have until we have lost it. There is no sweetness in this parting, only sorrow.
What's been going on lately? Well, here it is. I'm still confined to the wheelchair for four more weeks (not the news I was hoping for).
Sue was gone on business all last week but is home all this week. She seems to be averaging 2 to 3 days a week in Minnesota. This should cease by the end of the year once everything is decided and in place. Another Card Front As for me, I've been working on making things for the craft show I'm going to December 2nd. It' be my first time trying to sell my photos at something like this. I don't know what to expect but thought I'd give it a try. I'm taking a variety of prints some unmatted, some matted and some framed.
I've also printed some cards with different images I took (post, note and greeting cards). I think they will do well because they're inexpensive but then so are my photos. I'll just have to wait and see what happens. Bird Note Card
As you can see I'm still shooting birds and local North Georgia barns and such. I'm working on a series of covered bridges in Georgia too. I'm trying to get them during the different seasons so I've got a long way to go on that one.
The remainder of my time is spent seeing doctors, getting over the flu, going to dialysis (now 4 days a week) and most of all loving Sue & Miss Kitty.
Forsyth Co. Barn Just a great barn. I love the Fall-colored vine wrapped around the tree (you can see it better in the larger version). This place looks so peaceful to me.
I am a 47 year old male that is now on dialysis awaiting a kidney/pancreas transplant. This blog follows my everyday thoughts and feelings about this.
Before all this, I was a very active person who liked to hike, fish, take photographs even scuba and sky dive. My cameras include four digital Panasonic DMC's FZ20 & FZ30,
Minolta D5, Nikon D80 and 2 film models a Minolta X-700 & Pentex K-1000. I've recently added a Crown Graphic 4x5 large format for black & white.
I have been married to my wife, Sue,for twenty years this May. She has been my savior throughout this ordel.
Others have been of great support to me also. My parents, relatives and friends have all worked to keep my spirits up. I want to thank them all for their efforts.
Please see my previous post for bachground on my illness.
Thanks - Mark