Friday, April 13, 2012

L is for Love, Light and Life

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- These markers only recently appeared on a bridge at Tanyard Creek Park in Atlanta - odd for a city park.  But I think "For Bill who is most loved by Martha 1978-2012" is a lovely sentiment.  The man walking away from me on the bridge told me that he heard that Bill and Martha were engaged on this bridge in 1978 and always considered it theirs and that Bill had recently passed away.  A love like that deserves to be memorialized.

- Day three of my return to walking in the park, on a light filled lovely day.

- A friend and her husband were engaged on this spot in the dog park area of Tanyard Creek Park.  On this day, the park was filled with neighbors, assorted romping dogs and baby strollers.  A blue sky, 70 degree afternoon dedicated to living life.

It's day 12 of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.  Three things that gave me pleasure.  Happy Friday, friends - hope to see you here tomorrow!

27 comments:

Snaggle Tooth said...

Being engaged on a bridge must be a wonderful memory for Martha- Here we have tons of memorial benches. Such pretty green in your pic of the park- I guess the pollen has subsuded a bit by now? We're just beginning-
You're so good at finding those special spots n times to savor, n good at your letter challenge too!

Paula Martin said...

Looks a lovely park, and what a sweet story about Martha and Bill.

Joanne said...

L is such an inspiring, happy word, as evidenced by this post!

Jannie Funster said...

You bet I'll be here tomorrow! Well, I think I will.

You must be getting in fine spring shape.

xo

Granny Annie said...

Between you and my friend Monica at Changes in the wind, you've got all the important "L's" covered. Your love, light, life and her laughter" This A-Z challenge is great and I am truly enjoying all the posts you have done. Of course I enjoy your blog all the time anyway, so what's new? LOL

happygirl said...

Love is definitely in the air in this park. Sweet letter for a foreboding Friday the 13th. :)

Louvregirl said...

What a beautiful blog for "L" today. But I think "L" is for...
Lynn.

:-)
Have a great day and a wonder-filled weekend also.

Louvregirl

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

Yes - the pollen is way down - in the 100s today. Not as much yellow dust! Maybe I can even get my car washed this weekend.

Thank you for saying so - I've enjoyed the challenge so far.

Paula -

It is lovely - I thought I'd post more about the origins of the park on the P day. :)

Joanne -

Thank you - there are lots of good things associated with the letter L. I tried to insert a video after the fact of that Kid's Song La La La La, but couldn't get it to do right.

Jannie -

I hope so. Spring shape - that all depends on what fine means to you. :)

xo

Granny Annie -

Monica and I have gone back and forth a little on our challenge posts. I'll make sure to go by there today. I've had such a busy week that I'm way down on my blog visiting.

Thank you and I always enjoy your visits and comments, too! Thanks for being so faithful to come by.

happygirl -

It is in the air. lol - I had not really thought about it being Friday the 13th. :)

Lynn said...

lg -

And it's for lg, too! Thanks friend. I hope your weekend is filled with wonderful things, too.

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

This is so L is for Lovely. I love the story about Bill and Martha. What a special place!

Connie Arnold said...

Love, light and life - great L words! That's a sweet story about the bridge.

Tracy said...

awww, how sweet! The sign depicting Martha and Bill's love was lovley...Great "L" words!

Gina Gao said...

These are really sweet pictures. I really like your blog and your style of writing.

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Joy Ciaffoni said...

Beautiful thoughts here today. I was drawn to your blog because of your profile picture. Did you sketch that eye?

Susan Kane said...

Sweet post, with a bitter-sweet memory of a young man taken too soon. Lovely photos!

Lynn said...

Melissa -

It's my favorite place to walk. :)

Connie -

Thank you and thanks for coming by!

Tracy -

Thank you -

Gina -

Thank you and I'll visit your blog shortly.

Joy -

No - I found that eye in some clip art a few years ago when looking for an avatar image. My eyes are blue and look similar, so I chose that one.

Susan -

Yes - it's a lovely story.

Scarlet said...

Love, light and life...three of the best things ever invented.

I love your nature shots. All your pictures tell beautiful stories, my friend, and I look forward to the next set.

Happy Weekend!! ♥

Tonja said...

Nice post.

Chatty Crone said...

I love laughter for L and you know what else starts with an L? LYNN! sandie

Mama Zen said...

That second picture is gorgeous! Lovely light!

Damyanti said...

That's such a great love story.

Look forward to the rest of your challenge run…can’t believe we’ve had 14 days already!
--Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

Twitter: @AprilA2Z
#atozchallenge

Riot Kitty said...

What a sweet sign!

The Elephant's Child said...

All three of your Ls were just lucious. My vote would go to the first though. How nice to have loved someone that much and for him, to have been loved like that.
Thank you.

Lynn said...

Scarlet -

That's my goal - to tell a story, but sometimes it comes out as a hodgepodge. :)

Tonja -

Thank you!

Sandie -

Laughter would have been good, too and yes, Lynn. :)

Mama Zen -

The light was shining just perfectly on that tree. I should always walk around with my camera.

Damyanti -

Yes - we're getting there!

Riot Kitty -

Thank you - I thought so, too.

The Elephant's Child -

I agree. Sigh. I see it, but it has eluded me.

Betty Manousos said...

such a beautiful park. makes me want to go there. looks like a great place to go for a walk/run/or for whatever.

i love Love for L, and of course...Lynn!

xoxo

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn .. what a great sentiment .. and no wonder they want "their place" to be remembered ... the park looks glorious .. cheers Hilary

Mrak said...

Thank you for the information. I've recently begun walking in this area, and had wondered about the sign (sadly, the lower one has vanished since you posted this). I've been doing a quick silent water bottle toast to Martha & Bill as I pass it.