Breathe and Relax (For Elfie)

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© Deborah Downes
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UploadedApril 23, 2012
TakenApril 21, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/160 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length116 mm

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Over the next couple of weeks I’m going to post pics representing what I call my Life Floats, all that I hold onto when the sea of life suddenly goes from calm to stormy. Like most of you, Fred and I have experienced that more than once. Yep, we’re going through a major life altering time right now. I continue to trust we’ll get through this.

Again I thank my JPG friends for their continuing thoughts and prayers.

Recently a dear JPG friend reminded me of the importance of breathing and relaxing, especially during challenging times.

I did both when I captured this scene at Dallas’s historic Lakeside Park and thought of my first major float: faith. For me trees and a beautiful body of water are like God hugs.

In the Life Floats photo essay.

17 responses

  • Pamela Haberman

    Pamela Haberman gave props (23 Apr 2012):

    Breathe in, breathe out. Repeat. I love this, Deb.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (23 Apr 2012):

    Looks like a neat place to just unwind. Nice!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (23 Apr 2012):

    What a wonderful place to sit, reflect, and quietly worship.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (24 Apr 2012):

    Peace to you both!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (24 Apr 2012):

    Yes, sit down, take a deep breath...a beautiful place to do it!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (24 Apr 2012):

    Beautiful..... thinking of you both x

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (24 Apr 2012):

    Oh yes, Deborah, breathing deeply each day as often as we can relaxes us :-) This is a beautiful and relaxing image, thank you my friend !

  • Melissa Valencia

    Melissa Valencia gave props (24 Apr 2012):

    A lovely shot, Deborah. A welcoming bench awaiting your arrival to sit and rest and soak in one of those God hugs. Love this!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (24 Apr 2012):

    Deep, and relaxing breathing my dear friend. May the forces of life surround you in their warm embrace, to give you strength.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (25 Apr 2012):

    Point your face to the sky and absorb those rays. Know that there are many of us praying for your needs.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (26 Apr 2012):

    Beautiful! What a wonderful tribute to our lovely friend. This is so true, Deb. God sends His love in some very beautiful ways; and sometimes through the words of a child or a friend.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (29 Apr 2012):

    Amen to all the above. Another zen capture.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (29 Apr 2012):

    Whatever major life changes you are going through right now, Deb my prayers are with you and your family...This is a peaceful scene to find comfort ...Wonderful image.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (29 Apr 2012):

    Yes, breathe in, breathe out and absorb the nature around you. Feel your God hugs. I know that you are strong to weather this major life change that you and Fred are experiencing.

  • Ken O'Brien

    Ken O'Brien gave props (30 Apr 2012):

    A great photo,well done.

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (6 May 2012):

    so inviting....


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (21 May 2012):

    Beautiful essay Deborah!

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