Big Trees

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© Deborah Downes
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UploadedApril 8, 2009
TakenJune 23, 2006
ModelFinePix F440
Exposure1/420 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length6.3 mm
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The morning that horrible earthquake hit about 120 miles from where Fred (my husband) I live in Tuscany, we got word Siegie (Fred's sister) lost her over four year battle with cancer. But I see she won in that she died smiling and now is free. I took this shot of Siegie, her son (Chris) and her brother (Fred) at Big Trees, the family name for the historical house near Kitchner, Ontario, where Siegie and Fred's grandfather, grandmother, mother, aunt, and uncle had once lived and were the happiest. It is there Carl Ahrens, their grandfather and once famous Canadian artist, produced some of his finest work. Years earlier, Fred, Kim, and I had found comfort in having been there when Siegie and Fred's mom died. Now we're experiencing that same feeling having been there with Siegie.

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  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (8 Apr 2009):

    My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and Freds family!! I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I also thought about you last night when I saw on the news about the earthquake. I hope you are ok and safe.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (8 Apr 2009):

    Great memories! My heartfelt condolences to you, Fred and the rest of the family! So glad she could leave this world in peace.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (14 Apr 2009):

    Another lovely family shot that will give you many happy memories.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (16 Apr 2009):

    WE heard about the earthquake on the news and that was not too far from you lived...A lovely family portrait and it is difficult to lose someone you love.

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