Monday, November 2, 2009

Remembering a Friend

Ben would have loved this light today.

Ben was our dear friend and neighbor who died from cancer at 58 years of age a couple years ago.
He lived quietly in this big old house at the end of our block. Part of his property was this wooded area of about 3 lots. He kept it mowed and nurtured the trees and he loved the animals that visited. I like to call it his south 40. Many of my creature pictures are taken at the south 40. Today I caught the sun just right and the shadows were incredible. I can just hear him as he would come out to greet us, "Leonard, Diane, isn't it just a beautiful day? " Yes, Ben would have loved this day in the south 40. Diane

6 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That is a neat tribute to Ben, your neighbor and friend, Diane. I'm sure you could almost feel his presence when you walked near the South Forty today.

Dad Adams calls his big back yard the "Back Forty".... How 'bout that????

Hugs,
Betsy

The French Bear said...

It's nice to have good memories of friends. That cancer takes the lives of so many....
Hugs,
Margaret B

Jayne said...

What a sweet tribute Diane. By the way, LOVE your new wallpaper!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You have captured a lovely picture.I think Ben was blessed to have such caring neighbors,who even now give tribute to him.Have a great day.
Blessings,Ruth

Z said...

Remembering a friend keeps him alive. Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

You make me miss him and I never knew him........ He made an impact on his world..... would that we all do that....