Photo(s) of the Day: My Flowers

Here are a couple of pretty flowers from my garden. The first was a Mother’s Day gift, the second was a rose-bush planted before we moved in.

Pink gerber daisy
Pink Gerber daisy
Bright red rose
Bright red rose

Day 237: One In Eight.

Did you know one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? And one in three women, and one in two men will be diagnosed with some type of cancer. Yesterday morning was the 3rd annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kick-off breakfast in Kansas City. The American Cancer Society holds a huge breakfast for all of those interested in forming a team for the 5k Strides walk in October. If you’re passionate about breast cancer, you can get involved in this walk in Kansas City or in many other cities across the U.S. makingstrideskansascity.org.

A breast cancer survivor holds a pink rose at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kick-off breakfast at Arrowhead Stadium.

Day 117: Temptation Strikes Again

I may not have to worry about temptation anymore now that Lent is over, but Esme sure does! We have three kinds of flowers in the house right now, and she’s constantly trying to eat them.


Canon 60d
1/125 sec., f/1.8, ISO 250
50 mm lens, natural light

Day 63: Letting go

February 17 would have been my aunt Jill’s 52nd birthday. She died of pancreatic cancer on July 3rd. In honor of her birthday, we served a meal at the hospice house where she stayed at the end of her life. It just so happened to be the same hospice house my grandpa passed away in two days prior to the meal. Because I was focusing on Grandpa, I didn’t get a chance to post anything about it. These are the flowers we displayed at the meal. They were once pretty and pink, but I think it’s finally time to discard them. Sometimes letting go of simple things is so hard. I miss Jill every day, so I can’t even imagine how hard it is for my cousins and my mom. At least we never have to let go of the memories.


1/20 sec., F2.8, ISO 200
55 mm wide-angle lens, no flash fired