Someday They’ll Fly

Mary and I recently had the opportunity to tag along while our grandsons and our son,  Andrew, enjoyed a sunny day at the park. Instead of trying to write something witty about our journey, I thought we would just share a sample of the photoremedy fruits that were produced along with some of great playground quotes found at scrapbook.com.With M at Park 1 (1 of 1)

“Boys are 90% mischief and 10% dirt.” Author: Unknown

“I see children as kites. You spend a lifetime trying to get them off the ground. You run with them until you’re both breathless. They crash . . . you add a longer tail . . . you patch and comfort, adjust and teach. You watch them lifted by the wind and assure them that someday they’ll fly.” Author: Erma BombeckWith Daniel at Park 1 (1 of 1)

 “One of a parent’s best jobs is waiting at the bottom of a long slide” Author: Dee Ann Stewart from “What Spock Forgot”

“The world is a playground and life is pushing my swing.”  Author: Natalie Kocsis

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Arizona’s Verde Valley

Arizona’s Verde Valley is the Grand Canyon State‘s sleeper region.

Jerome, Arizona

Jerome, Arizona

The area features picturesque high desert and mountain top beauty. Well known destinations–like Sedona–and relatively undiscovered small town gems like Cottonwood, Jerome, Clarkdale, Camp Verde, and Cornville. All of it is close to an hour from my home, and the journey to the Verde Valley from Anthem can take you (depending on the route) through additional charming communities like Dewey, Mayer, Prescott, and Prescott Valley. A lot of the attractions are colorful historic sites and buildings, along with the Verde Canyon Railroad and a burgeoning wine industry.

Javelina Leap Vineyards & Winery

Javelina Leap Vineyards & Winery

It’s a place where I frequently go for photoremedy, and it’s a great place to enjoy with friends and family.  I’ve spent a couple of days in the Verde Valley this fall, and focused primarily on the delightfully grungy photo opportunities that exist in this most interesting region.

Photoremedy is primarily based on the role that photography has played in helping Greg attempt to combat ongoing chronic pain issues that stem from his degenerative cervical and lumbar spine challenges. It is designed to encourage others fighting chronic pain (and other illnesses) to consider pursuing the benefits associated with what is popularly known as art therapy. It’s important to note that many of the photos Greg takes and develops frequently blur the lines between traditional art and contemporary photography, much as art therapy often blurs the lines between traditional and alternative forms of medicine.

Wrapping Up Our Kansas and Kansas City (area) Series

In the three previous posts, I shared a few of the images I captured while enjoying Sunflower State photoremedy. For the most part, the images seemed to fit together. Unfortunately, there were still a few random pics–from the Kansas City metro area and Kansas–that didn’t fit as well under the three major themes.

They include Katy and Chris Wood’s cool truck.Chris W Chevy Truckj (1 of 1)

Kansas City barbecue.

A big, beautiful bee.Bee on Blossom 1j (1 of 1)

A couple of photos of cool Missouri small towns–Parkville and Farley–near Kansas City.

A fine art photo from the deck of the home where my Dad and Sister Julie live.Heavenly View 1 (1 of 1)

And, my favorite redhead (the shoes give perspective on how tiny she is).

Gratuitous granddaughter photo

Gratuitous granddaughter photo

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