Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

December 26, 2016 — This week’s photo challenge asked us to consider our own path. I haven’t quite decided my path or resolutions for the new year, so I thought I’d feature some of my favorite paths that lead to my favorite places in 2016.

One of my favorite paths leads to the ocean.

One of my favorite paths leads to the ocean.

A colorful path that leads to beautiful gardens.

A colorful path that leads to beautiful gardens.

Nothing compares to the quiet path through the woods on a beautiful fall day.

Nothing compares to the quiet path through the woods on a beautiful fall day.

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See you at the beach

September 15, 2014 — For the past 12 years, my family has gathered at a New Jersey beach on a Saturday in September to┬áhonor two uncles who have passed. The weather is usually spectacular, but if the rain clouds try to dampen our day as they did on Saturday, we meet anyway because it’s tradition. This year, a four-legged friend joined us, too.

dog

Perhaps the words of my cousin say it best:

“Although your physical presence is out of reach,
that will never stop us from meeting at the beach.
In loving memory of all the lives you’ve touched,
our time moves on and you’re missed so much.
We gather together to enjoy each other,
Mothers, sons, sisters and brothers.
Aunts, uncles, and cousins too,
this day is set to celebrate you.
So let us continue our journey to the beach,
until that day we rest in peace.”

– Tom Wolfinger