Thursday, March 26, 2009

For Michele


Today is purple day - devoted to increasing awareness of Epilepsy around the world. Some of you may already visit Michele at The Rocky Mountain Retreat. She has some of the most amazing and beautiful photography you will ever see. What is even more miraculous about Michele is her survival. Michele and her sister were severely abused as children - Michele ended up with Epilepsy and her sister did not survive. Even after all she's been through - she has the ability to see such beauty in this world. She has a loving and adoring husband named Marcel and a beautiful cat named Toomba. This ribbon is for her. Also, Fishing Guy had recently written a beautiful post on Michele and I found out that the Canadian Geese is one of her favorite birds - So this photo of my geese is for her. Michele - you are a beautiful person!


24 comments:

Stacey Huston said...

And you Shellmo are a beautiful person for doing this for them both! Thank you!

bennie and patsy said...

Thank you for giving an award to someone admired for there courage.We need more heros.
Patsy

The Retired One said...

How beautiful! You can almost see below the water!
and
very nice of you to do for her.
I will check out her site.

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful photograph. I also linked to Michele's blog today. She is a real inspiration to all of us.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

LOVELY! Blessings,Ruth

Mildred said...

Beautiful pic Shelley and I will visit Michelle and say "Hi."

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful shot of the Geese. My sister's younger son has had epilepsy since he was about a year old. It's not an easy road.

TSannie said...

Amazing how much of an effect Michele have had on so many of us. She is just such good people. I also wrote about her today. Nice we're all supporting her, don't you think?
Your photo of her favorite bird is lovely.

BirdingMaine said...

Very thoughtful Shelley! I will check out the link. Beautiful photo.

fishing guy said...

Shelly: Thanks for sharing the story of Michele. I am proud to say that I am friends with the both of you.

Deborah Godin said...

Wonderful, Shelley. Those geese kind of make a heart!

Tarolino said...

I came here through Michele's blog. This is a very beautiful dedication to a wonderful woman with such a sad story.

I also enjoyed your other bird photos immensly. Especially morning has broken. What a beautiful post.

jalynn01 said...

I have Michelle in my favorite blogs and love her photos, as I do your C. Geese today. Lovely picture of a common sight anymore.

Jenny said...

Yes a lovely post and a beautiful photo of Michele's favourite bird. That soft green water is amazing.
I'll also go and look in on her blog. Thanks Shelley.

Bird Girl said...

Very nice. I'm not familiar with Michele's blog - but will have to visit. She must be very special, indeed!

Michele said...

Gosh, it took me a while to compose myself to actually start typing... your words made me quite tearful but not in a bad way, in a way of such love and support from those that I have only met through the blogging community.
I am amazed at your gorgeous photo, and the colors... yes, the Canadian Geese are my favorite and have always made me giggle and smile with their silly antics, yet subtle gracefulness.

I cannot thank you enough for your post to support Purple Day and Epilepsy Awareness.
This means the world to me!
Hugs and kisses♥♥♥

Tina said...

Very nice Shelley! A nice tribute to one who truly deserves to be recognized!

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Nice tribute, Shelley! Love the translucent-looking water in your picture, too. :-)

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

What a beautiful and inspirational post, Shell!!! Love the Canadian geese photo too. The water really makes an excellent background with the green tones for these lovely fowl.

Hugs, JJ

Mary said...

Wonderful tribute!

Sandy said...

Thanks so much for the link to Michelle's blog. I will check it out! She sounds like quite a great person.

Jayne said...

Epilepsy affects so many people. What a special person you are for honoring her and others Shelley.

Eve said...

Very sweet Shelley...I'm going over to visit today.

Daisy said...

Very nice, Shelley. :)