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Triumph

For our last assignment with Photo101, our subject (and celebration) is the theme of Triumph. Personally, when I think of Triumph, I immediately think of finishing three half-marathons in the past two years. For some people, that’s a piece of cake, for others they say they’d only do it if being chased! For me, it started off to be nothing short of a miracle.

Why did I do it? I did it simply because for the first time in my adult life, I was healthy enough to actually DO it. My family remembers back when I struggled to walk again after a really bad health crisis. Walking again started with a walker – then a 4-pronged cane – then a regular cane. The years of pain, years of meds, years of inactivity – that was my life.

When I think Triumph, I think of the celebration and joy I felt each time I crossed the finish line. The best way I could think to represent that in a photo was to snap a shot from my “sacred” room where my medals are, as well as the photo when I crossed the finish line the first time.

It’s not the greatest photo in the world, but the meaning behind it is what is important to me. To me, that is my Triumph.

Medals of my half-marathons
Medals of my half-marathons
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Seeing Double?

Twins? No - mother and daughter
Twins? No – mother and daughter

Today’s exercise in seeing double brought me immediately to this photo I took a couple years ago of my mother daughter look-a-like kitties. But since my goal through this month of exercises was to try new things, I captured this shot of these Evening Grossbeaks under the bird feeder. Apparently each male has two females … seems to be a little bird harem going on in my back yard!

Evening Grossbeaks
Evening Grossbeaks
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Treasure & Close-Up

My treasure - my dad's Masonic ring and his braille watch
My treasure – my dad’s Masonic ring and his braille watch

Today’s assignment is a close-up of something you treasure.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve had the thought “If I have to abandon my house really fast, what would I take?” Besides getting my cats to safety I would grab these items that belonged to my dad. He’s been gone a long time, but when I hold his watch or ring, I can remember him vividly. Some things are worth holding as treasures.