life is a tapestry of powerful images

Each new day we are gifted is an expansive tapestry of powerful imagery – exquisite, fascinating, stunning, beautiful, arresting; when we consider the collage as a whole we can experience a lifetime in a single moment.

– Geoffrey

Today’s “Photo-Friday” is a classic example of me featuring Naomi’s pictures of the children because I seem to have fallen out of the paparazzi rhythm for various reasons. Hopefully this can be remedied before too long, but until then I am grateful for these wonderful images.

It’s all about the move from Miami to Orlando. And, in true style, Naomi and Craig are embracing their new city with all the energy and enthusiasm they can muster.

The photograph of Geoffrey in front of The Millennium Falcon has to be a prizewinner; ditto the piano shot and also the black and white.

– with cousin Jordan

The house, as you can see with Geoffrey’s bedroom, is beginning to take shape. The family are already enjoying the extra space, and once Naomi has applied her unique flair and style then it’s going to be a beautiful home. Beks is very excited to have her own bathroom.

Then, detailed in the black and white photographed, Naomi’s cousin Jordan – who lives in Orlando – is already making some positive waves with the children.

As always, the photos from Florida are a visual treat.

Michigan:

We are also thrilled that Andrew’s family is here in the USA for the summer. Right now they’re with Alicia’s folks in Michigan. Of course I can’t post any identifiable photos of Mr. T., so the Michigan landscape (the one with the wind turbines) is the only evidence I have to share today.

The screenshot image featuring temperatures shows how pleasant the Michigan summer looks this week. The shot also begs a “What’s up with that!” exclamation about the heatwave we’ve been dealing with her in North Carolina. Even Orlando looks more manageable right about now!

An invitation to live!

– my dad, David Maul

Finally, here is a photo of my dad, taken during my visit Thursday afternoon. I am including the image here in this collection, both as a reminder for everyone who reads this to keep him – and my mum – in their prayers, and also because I believe it tells the story of the difference between one and ninety-four with remarkable clarity.

Photo Friday is both an invitation to appreciate art and beauty, and also an invitation to appreciate – and revel in – the gift of life.

As the quote at the beginning puts it, “Each new day we are gifted is an expansive tapestry of powerful imagery- exquisite, fascinating, stunning, beautiful, arresting; when we consider the collage as a whole we can experience a lifetime in a single moment.”

So let’s live, let’s revel, let’s pay attention – DEREK

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