Shades of Orange
No doubt you can see why I took these images. It was a cold London afternoon and on our way to the museum we saw these being sold by a street vendor. Beautiful! I love flowers...all kinds, all colors. The vibrant hues definitely caught my eye and made me take a closer look through my lens.
I couldn't have planned this post more perfectly for Valentine's because I wanted to write about friendship. I have a friend in the States whose favorite flowers are Gerber Daisies. As a matter of fact, I can't see them without thinking of her. After seeing these yesterday, I reminisced. Remembering times where my stomach hurt from laughing so hard together and other times that were incredibly painful because of complete vunerablity and fear. I was hoping she was doing well. These are the times that make up friendships.
One of the hardest things about being so far from home has been maintaining my sweet friendships that I feel so blessed to have been given. They bring me so much joy even from an ocean away. It is tough we aren't involved in the day to day praises and struggles that friends share. There are times where I feel completely disconnected from them. But I am there just the same in my heart for each of them and I hope they know.
Happy Valentine's Day to my cherished friends...you are treasured and missed. I love you dearly.
Shades of Pink
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Shades of Orange