Focusing through the Lens: Week 3

This week is going to be all about my memories with my Daddy. I just happened to spend Sunday afternoon with him because I had to go pick up Glitter from them. So let’s go on an afternoon walk.

rose of sharon
My Daddy and I send pictures to each instead of texts most of the time. This all started because he knows pictures are my love language. Over this Summer, he has sent me several shots of this Rose of Sharon bush. As we were walking back to the house, I saw a couple of flowers and had to stop to shoot them.

bush hog left out
After a walk through the pasture where we talked about nothing and everything, we meandered by this old bush hog. It looks like it has been abandoned but you could say it has been put out to pasture. There are so many memories attached to this. I can’t tell you how many deer it is has helped get back to be harvested. How many miles us kids rode on this. How many hours it has been used to make lanes for hunting or cutting the pasture. How many times it has been use to help build deer stands. I couldn’t just let it not be photographed.

Dragonfly staring
The walk around was completed and it was time to pick some pears and I happened to see this guy sitting on another on of my Daddy’s flowering bush. I stuck my arm out to stop Daddy from walking by it with the hope of snagging a good photo. My Daddy shared with me that he was surprised I was able to grab a few photos of the dragon fly since one of his cats likes to hunt them. This shot was my favorite of all the others. The others were good but this angle just made it seem like he was talking to us.

give blood

Finally, I am sorry if the sight of blood makes you queasy but this memory started almost 20 years ago. I can’t remember when I went with my Daddy but he gave blood one time and I asked him about it. As soon I turned the correct age, I gave my first blood donation. When I walked out with my Daddy, I couldn’t believe how cool this was to be helping out someone else. As I continued to give with him, the ladies just thought it was neat that a Dad and Daughter donated blood together. Even though I have moved, I still think of my Dad when I give. You can also give blood yourself. Go to Life Share to check to see where in your area you can give at!

Thank you for taking this trip down memory lane with me. Do you have a favorite memory you want to share?

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