Peaceful Scene from West Virginia

November 14, 2012

A beautiful old mill in West Virgina

Sometimes I get into just poking around on my archives of images and wonder what they might look like with a few modifications.  When I found this one, I thought the color needed punched up a little.  I always liked it, but didn’t really love it.  A few “clicks” in Nik Color Efex and here is the finished picture.  This was taken on a  bike trip with my good friend Bud Warner July 6, 2007.  Almost one year to the day before I would have my cancer surgery.  Who would have even known?

Yep, there I am at about 175 pounds, on a 950 pound bike!

This is me at 175 pounds on my 950 pound Honda Goldwing.  To this day the best handling bike I’ve owned.

I want to thank the Lord Jesus that I am still here today, and healed from cancer!  My friend and surgeon Kurt Garren was incredible and thorough.  He walked me through that valley every step of the way and we stay in touch to this day.  I hated the journey, but am so thankful for all those that prayed me through those months!  I am convinced that without the faithful, fervent prayers of  my friends and family, I wouldn’t have endured all those months of treatments.  In the four short years since all of this I’ve seen so many blessings.  To name a few: Sara’s wonderful wedding to Hugo, the addition of our three grandchildren, and a new start in Nashville.  Although we miss our friends and family in Ohio, God has given so many more friends that we have grown to love right here!

 

 


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