Monday, 26 February 2007

February 26 ~ Lean on Me

Lean on Me -- it played on the radio on my drive home from work today, and this idea for a photograph came whizzing into my head. I thought about how we all have times where we need someone of our own to lean on; someone to listen, to be a shoulder to cry on, to be a sounding board, and just simply to be there. I want to thank Chris for being just that person for me.

I have moments like that on occasion, when something triggers the "Hey, that might make for a good photo!" moment. This afternoon was one of those times. This specimen won't be looking good for much longer, and I wanted to make the most of it's delicate nature. I can't remember what the florist said these are called, so if anyone knows I would be most grateful.

Today was Day One in the branch I will work in Mondays and Wednesdays. It felt decidedly odd not leaving for work at my usual time of 7:45am. I don't need to leave until 8:30am the days I'm at this branch, as it's only about a 5 minute drive from home - I kept looking at the clock thinking it MUST be time to leave for work..... but no, still too early! I know, I know - you must be thinking I'm silly not to take advantage of the extra 45 minutes or so of sleep it offers me, but I just can't sleep in. I'm almost always awake by 6:45am, with or without the aid of an alarm clock, and whether or not I need to be up early. Of course, that also means that by 9pm or so I'm ready for bed! LOL

Hope you all have had a good Monday (or are having one!) and I send you all {{{HUGS}}}

9 comments:

talj said...

Love this shot Anna and so glad to hear you have that special someone to lean on, sure makes life that bit easier! Now, get yourself used to these hours!! Make the most of that lie in!!:o){{{HUGE HUGS}}} to you and can't wait for March!!!! xxx

CG said...

Oh, this is beautiful, anna, and I liked hearing the story behind it. What a lovely tribute to Chris too!

Anna said...

Very pretty Anna. My eye just swept right over from one side to the other. Soothing.

Kaycee said...

Your photo has such fine details! What a wonderful tribute to Chris!

RUTH said...

This is so beautiful; the name of the plant escapes me too. I'm glad you've someone to lean on. It is so important. {hugs}

Libbys Blog said...

Lovely flower! I'm an early bird too, no matter what day of the week also in bed early too!!

Taswir said...

beautiful shot

Olivier said...

ton blog est un superbe jardin. un plaisir pour les yeux. bravo.

your blog is a superb garden. a pleasure for the eyes. cheer

Elaine said...

Another beautiful shot!