Sunday Snapshots: Flowers Plus


Since my diagnosis last year, my extra appendage (in addition to our dog, Buzz) has been a camera. When I was at the bottomless pit of chemo despair, one of my great joys was walking (often slowly) around our yard taking photographs. A big Silver Lining was that I was able to walk around our yard in January taking photographs of flowers. I told you it was a big SL.

I’m still crazy about shooting images. Some are good. Some are not. What I know for sure is that they all make me happy!

Finally Five has joined in the fun on more than one occasion!

This is one of my all-time faves!

If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment.”

– Linda McCartney

Photography by Hollye Jacobs for The Silver Pen

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  1. Dorene Zimdahl says

    This site has given me so much insight. I thank a sweet young lady that accidentally that led me to The Silver Pen. I have breast cancer-was diagnosed October, 2011. It took 2 surgeries to remove the tumor. Then I reacted to the titanium markers left in me for future use. This past Friday, December 17th, I lost a beautiful lady to cancer that survived this horrible disease for nearly 8 years, 3 years longer that she was told she had. She is my husband's sister-in-law, but we agreed years ago we were sisters of the heart. I whispered to her on Friday that I don't know what I will do without her. Her cancer wasn't breast cancer. But any cancer is heartbreaking. When I went to the gift shop while visiting her at the hospital I found a tee shirt. It's black, has a huge pair of bright pink sequined lips on the front. It says " KISS CANCER GOODBYE". Meanwhile, I tend to ramble at times, I am doing ok at this point. Have had several followup mammograms, blood draws and different tests because of other problems. I'm sorry for the rambling, but I tend not to talk about myself much unless I'm asked specific questions. I'm so glad this site is available. Thanks to you all!

    • says

      Dear Dorene,
      Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful note. I don't think you're rambling at all! In fact, I appreciate your story very much! Please take good care and stay in touch.!

  2. Kim C says

    Love, love, love this post! I can see how the last picture is one of your all time faves!! I can also relate to the coral rose that's looking a little rough around the edges…hee hee. Your roses are beautiful…. and yes, even in December!!!!