Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Flowers of Hope and Resurrection

I simply cannot think of a more profound way to express our thanks to Gary and Judy Skaggs of Anchorage, Alaska for sharing their friendship, their time, their energy, their expertise, their knowledge and their love of this state with us, then to share with you some of the pictures I took of the wildflowers at the camp in Hope.
It always seems to be the case that some of the most extreme beauty the world has to offer springs forth from the most extreme and adverse conditions on the planet. Winters here are down right harsh and they are long as well. Summer has but a short window to prove its worth and celebrate its very being. So in the village of Hope and by the River of Resurrection, these little reminders grow back each year in loving memory of those who endured, even prospered and thrived here. Of those who lived a life here or only a brief moment. Of those who came to share the experience of the place and were made better for doing so. Of those whose time was cut short . Of those who are interred for eternity here in the wind and the land and the water of life.
For sharing your special place with us, thank you from the bottom of our hearts....

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