28 October 2007

Autumn Beauty in Canada

The hardest part about posting this blog was choosing which photos to put on! There were so many good ones from this crisp autumn afternoon that I spent with one of my best friends in Canada - lovely Rachelle. She drove down to my home town for the weekend and we went out looking for a good spot to take a few photographs. We had so much fun, despite the fact that by the end my hands were freezing cold from working the camera! Needless to say we went for a nice hot drink and good visit at Second Cup as soon as we finished.

02 October 2007

OKC National Memorial

This weekend Ben and I made a point of going to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. The Memorial was designed and developed in such an impacting way that it is definitely not something to rush through. Its mission statement :
"We come here to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this Memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope, and serenity".

Although I do not have the words to do it justice, I was incredibly moved by the strength and commitment of the American people. The way that this nation pulls together in the face of tragedy, doing and giving all that they can, far surpasses the power of any act of terrorism committed against them, or tragedy that befalls them.