Live the Moment
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All too often we get caught up in the busyness of life, failing to tune into our surroundings and to appreciate what’s there. It was a gorgeous June evening when I captured this image from the patio of the Italian farm house Fred and I call our current home away from home. At that time I was alone, Fred away on a business trip, but didn’t feel the least bit lonely. In fact I felt euphoric, totally caught up in the beauty around me. Each time I look at this shot I not only relive that moment, but once again make an effort to slow down, breathe deeply, engage my senses, live the moment.
Also by Deborah Downes
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