And part two. Happy Anniversary, dear Josh & Daena!
Phase IX: Magical Leaf Shower Rock (good eye, Mario!)
One year ago…and since, a wedding reception and a cross-country move. It’s been a big year for this little family. I’m wishing them every good thing and all my love.
Date: October 21, 2017
Place: Starved Rock State Park, Oglesby, IL
Bride: Daena Wallace
Groom: Joshua Galasso
Good Boy: Charlie
Entourage: Susan Galasso Seleen, Andy Seleen, Rebecca Galasso, Jake Class, Mario Navarez
Newbie Wedding Photographer and Mother of the Groom: Priscilla Galasso (me)
Phase I: The Hike In to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon
Phase II: Practice Shots – Susan, Andy and Charlie
Phase III: Bride and Groom under the Overhang
Phase IV: Setting the Stage
Phase V: The Veil
Phase VI: Fun Bridal Portraits by Mario and The Groom
Phase VII: Galasso Family Photos by Jake
Forty years ago today, the Love of My Life kissed me for the first time.
Yesterday, I kissed our son goodbye before he moves with his wife to Oregon.
To new beginnings and continued love.
A selection from my file marked “Widow’s Story”:
“I couldn’t stop thinking about him. I found out that he was in the same English class as my older sister, so I gave her a note to pass to him. I fastened it with a safety pin because I didn’t want her to read it. It was decorated with doodles and stuff, like a goofy schoolgirl with a crush would send. Basically, I offered to make him a cassette tape of my parents’ PDQ Bach album because I knew he was learning some of the madrigal pieces in choir and found them very funny. He sent me a note back, or spoke to me, and we agreed that I would give him that gift the next day before he got on the bus to go to the beach with the Senior class for Sneak Day. So, early on the morning of…
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The Earth is a vastly fascinating place! You may think of rocks and trees and animals as familiar things, but they are often as unknown and otherworldly as specimens from Mars.
Here’s an example of a cave formation in Wind Cave National Park known as “boxwork”. Could be the surface of a distant planet, don’t you think?
Could these be aerial photos of alien landscapes? Or the skins and bodies of alien life forms?
Does this structure look like something you’ve seen before?