Photo Share: Images Of Love


First, allow me to thank everyone who sent in photographs for this share because they are all AWESOME!

Thanks everyone!

And what I LOVE about these photos is that they encompass such a nice variety.

Love comes in many forms.

Whether it's people, a place, an animal, a beautiful sunset or sunrise, or even something so simple as a certain food or drink we enjoy, the emotion and passion that we feel whenever we experience it...seems to come from an energy within the heart.

“Life is a paradise for those who love many things with a passion.” - Leo Buscaglia

One of the things I love about blogging is that we get to meet people from all over the world who share their life, their talents, their opinions and their passions.

And even though we might be separated physically, the emotions we share through our words connect us through our energy. And in many ways this energy can often touch us more profoundly than the physical.

The Internet is truly like a massive web, which weaves its way far and wide.

I've met so many terrific people through the medium of blogging; people I may not have met otherwise.

And I like that the community we share with each other is diverse. We don’t all have the same interests or always talk about the same things. But that’s a GOOD thing because this is how we learn and expand.

I like that I hang out on the Internet with people who are different than me.

But the one thing we ALL share that’s the same--is LOVE.

So allow me to share some of that love…


Valerie at A Mixed Bag

This picture is a favourite because I love wildlife - especially birds.


dalecooper57 at Diary of an Internet Nobody

Couldn't think of a more unconditional love than that which we received from our late companion, Karla. This snap just about sums her up.


Lisa at Peripheral Perceptions

The ocean is a constant source of spiritual renewal for me. It’s where time seems to stand still so I can adjust my attitude and clear out the head trash. Of course, it may just be the Margarita that’s in my hand.


Secret Agent Woman at Blogging Incognito

"I love adventure!"
An impulsive trip to Vieques, Puerto Rico with a stranger. This captures both my love of traveling to interesting places and my love of being open to the opportunities the universe drops in my lap.


Bijoux at Bytes From The Burbs

"Surrogate Love"
I took this photo yesterday at the Columbus Zoo. The woman was sitting in a gorilla 'cage' behind a glass wall. The baby boy was born May 23rd to Kambera and Oliver and is the first offspring for both. Zookeepers are raising him because Kambera did not show maternal instincts, but they hope to reunite mother and baby.


Meleah Rebeccah at Momma Mia Mea Culpa

Well after much deliberation - I've decided to go with the love of my life -
my son - Justin - who just graduated 11th grade with honors!


Barb at Photo Dreamin’

“Loving Couple At The Rodin Museum"


Babs at Beetle’s Memories And Ramblings

Family. This photo represents the love we have for each other and that I love our family get together's.


Pam at Harts Beat

Love is my dad and mom, brothers and sisters. Despite my flaws and in spite of all my mistakes, they love and accept me unconditionally.


Jay at The Depp Effect

I love so many things (greyhounds, Johnny Depp, insects, art and crafts, Italy ... the list goes on) but right now, everything else is cast into the shade by these two cute little new people. Our first grandchildren, and identical twin girls!


Valerie at Photo A Day Blog

When I think of love, I can't help but think of my family. They have always defined love, not only as a feeling or emotion, but as an action. Their love is not only spoken, but demonstrated by a genuine and willing desire to work as a unit. I feel overwhelmingly blessed and a strong sense of security to have such great people in my life.


Rob at The Luna Park Gazette

This was tough. I went through all the photos in my computer and I could only find touristy, vacation type stuff. Nice enough, but they didn't say "love" to me in a particularly meaningful way. Then I looked at the very last photo in my computer and I found a picture of a mask that my mother made. This one had "LOVE" written all over it. It's something she made with her own hands and, in a way, it keeps her in my life.


Katherine Murray at Shoot Me Now

I love the deer in Corolla, NC. But not just the deer.... the funny faces they are constantly making that can't be seen until you bring their pictures up on a computer. I have countless pictures of them with their mouths open or tongues sticking out. Deer are apparently the comedians of the outdoors!

Have a FAB weekend everyone!
X

P.S. And if you haven't already done so, please stop by these blogs and introduce yourself because they're GREAT people!

51 comments

  1. Hi Everyone!

    Today I'm getting together with a fellow-blogger who is visiting Philly for the weekend, so I will be responding to comments and visiting your blogs later this evening. Thank you for your patience and understanding...X

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  2. Hi Ronnie,
    Yay; another blogger visit! That is fabulous; hoping that it was a memorable day for the both of you.
    I am really happy to see all the photos that show love. I love them all and won't choose favorites. Love is such a very personal statement. There is of course no ONE expression. And that is good like that!!
    It was beautiful to see the love in families and love for the dear creatures that we share this earth with.
    Wishing everyone a great weekend and sending back much love to you in Philly ( a city that I love).
    xox

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  3. I love this post because it connects so many people! I love how blogging brings us all together in ways we never would have without it! My absolute favorite pic has to be the baby gorilla! That is absolutely precious! I hope you had a great holiday Ronnie!

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  4. What a grand collection of Love. I love Barb's photo just because we can't see the faces of the loving couple loving the art.

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  5. Dianne WilsonJuly 05, 2013

    these are all so wonderful!!
    I love the couple at the museum
    and the baby gorilla
    and the sweet smiling dog who is gone but so clearly never forgotten
    great photos each and every one of them

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  6. Beautiful photos everyone. Thanks for this Ron, Karla is in fine company

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  7. loved all the photos, ron. bijoux's photo was really sweet. the gorilla looks so peaceful, happy and content. makes me want to cuddle something/someone small.


    enjoy your weekend and have fun!

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  8. Rob LenihanJuly 05, 2013

    Hey, Ron, thanks so much for running my photos and all those all beautiful images from all our fellow bloggers. This just shows how the concept of "love" can take in so much.

    "And even though we might be separated physically, the emotions we share through our words connect us through our energy. And in many ways this energy can often touch us more profoundly than the physical."

    Oh, this is so incredibly true! Thanks for all your efforts in putting this together. You're helping to make the Internet a little more intimate!

    Have a great weekend, buddy!

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  9. Ron, these are just lovely! I'm sorry I didn't know about your project so I could participate, too, but knowing how gosh-awful CRAZY it's been for me of late,, perhaps that's for the best, ha!


    Isn't it interesting how many of your blogging friends linked "Love" with "Family"? I suspect I would have, too. It's in the family unit, after all, that we experience our first brush with love, isn't it?


    Have a super weekend, my friend!

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  10. Ron, each and everyone of these photos are just beautiful and made me smile. The one of the gorilla is so sweet!


    And it's true, the internet does connect us in a way that is often very profound. I feel closer with some of the people who's blogs I read than people I know offline. I feel like I know them more intimately.


    Wonderful post, Ron! Have a great weekend!
    X

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  11. What a perfect collection of photos depicting love, Ron! And not only the photos but also the captions. I love what Valerie shared about her family. How touching!

    What a beautiful post! Love the quote from Leo Buscaglia.

    “Life is a paradise for those who love many things with a passion."

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  12. Hey Barb!

    Yes, she emailed me about two weeks ago and said that she and her husband were planning a trip to Philly for the 4th of July weekend.

    We had a faaaaaaaabulous day! I took them to see all the historicall sights in my favorite part of town; Society Hill and Old City.

    Aren't the photos awesome? Love the variety. Right before I published this post last night, I looked at each one of the photos and the captions again, and it truly brought tears to my eyes because you can really FEEL the love in these photos and words.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. And thank you for a sharing your photo!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    X to you and D!

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  13. Hey there Shae!

    Yes, that's why I like to share these photo posts a couple times a year because it introduces one another; allowing us to visit and meet new people.

    "I love how blogging brings us all together in ways we never would have without it!"

    Meeeee too! And it's so funny because when I first read about blogging (9 years ago) I thought it was the most STUPIDEST thing and could never imagine myself doing it, or even LOVING it as much as I do. Yet blogging has been one of the greatest things I've ever done because not only has it helped me to express myself through words and photos (and taught me so many things), but I've also met some of the most terrific people!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl! Have great holiday weekend!

    X

    P.S So glad we met through blogging!

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  14. Hey there Bijoux!

    Yes, isn't the collection of photos fabulous? I LOVE the variety! And thank YOU for sharing your photo, my friend. It makes me smile everytime I look at it!

    Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

    X

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  15. Hey there Lady Dianne!

    Yes, aren't they ALL wonderful? I love the variety!

    You can REALLY feel the LOVE in photos and captions, can't you?

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, dear lady. Hope your having a super holiday weekend!

    X to you, Hope, Siren and Isadora!

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  16. Hey Dale!

    Yes, aren't they ALL beautiful? And I am so honored to have your photo of Karla included. Thanks so much for sharing it, buddy!

    Have a SUPER weekend!

    X

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  17. Hey there V Girl!

    "bijoux's photo was really sweet. the gorilla looks so peaceful, happy and content. makes me want to cuddle something/someone small."



    HA! Isn't that photo PRECIOUS????? The gorilla looks like a little baby.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl, and for share your photo in this series! Have a fantabulous weekend!

    X

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  18. Hey there Rob!


    You are so welcome. I was honored to have your photo of the mask that your mother made in this photos series. So thank YOU!

    "This just shows how the concept of "love" can take in so much."



    You said it!


    And aren't ALL the photos AWESOME????


    It was an absolutely JOY to put thing post together!


    Thanks for stopping by, buddy! Have a GRRRRRRRRRREAT weekend!


    X


    P.S. hope your back is feeling better!

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  19. Hellooooooooo Debbie!

    No problem, dear lady. I will be doing another one of these photo shares in the future, so you can submit one then. I would LOVE to share it!

    "Isn't it interesting how many of your blogging friends linked "Love" with "Family"? I suspect I would have, too. It's in the family unit, after all, that we experience our first brush with love, isn't it?"



    Yes, that IS interesting. And you're right, I think for many of us the family unit is where we experience our first brush with love. Therefore, I think that's how we love.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, Debbie! Hope you had a great 4th of July! Have a super weekend!


    X

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  20. Hola Denise!

    Yes, aren't they ALL beautiful? Last night before I published this post, I reread all the captions that each person submitted with their photo and it REALLY touched me.

    " I feel closer with some of the people who's blogs I read than people I know offline. I feel like I know them more intimately."



    Me as well. There is a special bond that bloggers have with one another that runs very deep. As you shared, an intimacy.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl! Have a wonderful weekend as well!

    X

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  21. Hiya Matt!


    I agree, a perfect collection of photos depicting LOVE. Yes, the captions are stellar!


    I found that quote from Mr. Buscagila online and thought it went so well with this photo theme.


    Thank you for stopping by, buddy. Have a TERRIFIC weekend!


    X

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  22. Ron, this photo share is great! And you can really feel the love. I have a very close relationship with my own family, so the family photographs depicting love really touched me.


    The photo of the two twin girls is so cute!


    Hope you had a wonderful day with your friend visiting Philly.

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  23. Hey ho Robert!

    Yes, can't you feel the love in these photos? Truly an AWESOME collection!

    "The photo of the two twin girls is so cute!"

    OMG, yes...they are beyond CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!

    I ADORE babies! And I love that they're TWINS!!!!

    Yes, I had a faaaaaaaaaabulous time with my blogging friend visiting Philly today. It was such a delight to finally meet her in person. She was here with her husband as well, and the three of us WALKED OUR FEET OFF but we saw A LOT. We went from one end of the city to the other. We had a GREAT time!!!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, buddy! Have a MARVI weekend!

    X

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  24. What a great selection of 'love' photos and such a beautiful baby gorilla too ;)



    This was a great idea Ron. I love your photo share challenges.

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  25. Hiya Babs!

    Isn't the baby gorilla a sweetie?

    It was a blast putting this post together!

    And thank YOU for your photo! Hope you're having a super weekend!

    X to you and Mo!

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  26. "The Internet is truly like a massive web, which weaves its way far and wide. "



    You couldn't have summed it up better with this great post of love, depicted in many forms. The photos are fantastic! Each shared in a unique way, holding special meaning and feeling. They give us insight to each blogger/person showing that the internet is truly an amazing device!


    Thank you for these special photo posts, Ron. I really enjoy them. Like others have said, the baby gorilla is especially dear. And of course I'm partial to the family photos. But I like that mask. It shows love comes from hands and touching and creating.


    Hope you are enjoying your "visit"! And your weekend!


    ((HUGS))

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  27. Helloooooo Pam!

    " The photos are fantastic! Each shared in a unique way, holding special meaning and feeling. They give us insight to each blogger/person showing that the internet is truly an amazing device!"

    Isn't the Internet faaaaabulous? When I think of all the wonderful people I have connected with through our blogs (many of which I have met in person), I see what amazing device it can be!

    "But I like that mask. It shows love comes from hands and touching and creating."

    BEAUTIFULLY stated!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for also sharing your photo within this post. When I look at that photo of your family, I can really feel the love. And you all look so much alike!

    Have a fantabulous weekend, my friend!

    (((((( You )))))

    X

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  28. This was just FANTASTIC. I love every one and of course, omygosh those TWIN girls. Awe! I just found out my cousin that is doing Sydney's shower is preggers with twins. I am thrilled, because I know she will let me do their photos. Yay! Ron, your heart is so big and wide, I think it stretches across the net. Thank you for reaching out and sharing this precious love. :-)

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  29. Hey there Angelia!

    " omygosh those TWIN girls. Awe! I just found out my cousin that is doing Sydney's shower is preggers with twins. I am thrilled, because I know she will let me do their photos."

    OMG...how faaaaabulous!!! And I bet you're so happy and excited about that! That, and also your daughters pregnancy. You have so many little babies on the way!

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Hope you're having a SUPER weekend!

    X

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  30. Oh Ron, I am SO CHOKED UP! So many different things! Beaches. Babies. Family.... I love ALL of them! What an amazing idea you had!!! Wiping a stray happy tear.... I am such a sap!

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  31. Hellooooooo Katherine!

    I know, that's exactly how I felt right before I published this post; while looking over everyone's photos and read the captions. I actually got very teary-eyed.

    And thank you, my friend, for being part of this. It was a joy to have your dear DEER photo included. I LOVE deer!

    Hope you're having a MARVI weekend! Much thanks for stopping by!

    X

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  32. Mark PetruskaJuly 07, 2013

    Try as I might, I couldn't really come up with a decent idea about love. I was going to submit a sunset photo but then remembered that's what I did last time! Oh, well - it was still great seeing these and reading about what other people love. Thanks for sharing, Ron.

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  33. Howdy Mark!

    Aw, that's okay, buddy! As you know, I share these photo posts 2-3 a year, so your can catch the next one.

    But thanks so much for stopping by and checking out the photos submitted for this theme - aren't they faaaaaaaabulous? I so enjoyed putting this together.

    Hope you're hoping having a terrific weekend!

    X to you and Tara!

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  34. these are all so fantastic! thank you for letting me be a part of it! XOXOX

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  35. Herman TurnipJuly 07, 2013

    There are awesome contributions! Your request for photos completely slipped my mind. Very sorry about this :-( Please consider me on board for the next go-around on photos :-)

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  36. Hey there Herman!

    That's totally okay, no apologies needed. And YES, definitely the next go-around. I look forward to it!

    Aren't these photo AWESOME? Such a great variety!

    Thanks for stopping, buddy. Hope you and the family had a super weekend!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  37. Ron, I wanted to let you know that I went shopping for a point and shoot camera today and narrowed it down to two - a Nikon and a Canon. I'll let you know when I choose one this week. Thanks for letting me know about the two brands to look at.

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  38. Awesome, Matt! YAHOO! Yes, let me know which one you choose because I'm anxious to hear!

    Hope you had a super weekend, buddy!

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  39. Wow--amazing collection. You can FEEL the love. I think the babies are just adorable and the mask one choked me up.
    Not only did I not participate (seriously--fell out of my head), I didn't even get to the end results! How I missed that one, I do not know. I'll blame that switch over to the new reader and trying to get used to which link to push to get to the post and which will mark it as read and make it disappear. *sigh* I adore changes--as soon as I get use to it.
    Right! It's all good. You'll do another and I'll figure out the silly reader thing.
    It appears that I'm missing posts in a lot of places--so there's something I'm doing wrong! I will persevere!!!!

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  40. Hiya Mel!

    Aren't all the images FAB? Yes, you can really feel the love, can't you? And not only within the photos, but the captions as well.

    " How I missed that one, I do not know. I'll blame that switch over to the new reader and trying to get used to which link to push to get to the post and which will mark it as read and make it disappear. *sigh* I adore changes--as soon as I get use to it."

    No worries, dear lady. I too am adjusting to this new reader. The one thing I don't like about it is that it doesn't update as quickly as Google Reader. I noticed it takes HOURS to update someones new post. In fact, I have one blogger who's post it's NEVER updated so I had to go back and re-add their feed so that it would work. And you're right, there are too many buttons to push.

    Oh well, I'm going to continue with Feedly for awhile, but if by the end of July I don't feel comfortable with it, I may switch to another reader. I don't mind change, but if it's too complicated - no way.

    Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

    (((((((( You )))))))

    X

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  41. What a fantastic collection of photos! And, YAY! I made the cut! You're spot on that the Internet allows us to connect with all sorts of people we would not otherwise cross paths with, and that is an awesome experience. Love does come in many forms, and these photos are a perfect representation. Well done! :-)

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  42. Hey there Lisa!


    Isn't the collection fantastic???? And thank you for being a part of this series - GREAT photo! Reminds me of the years I spent living in Florida near the beach. Ahhhhhh


    Thanks again for participating, Lisa! And thanks for stopping by!


    Have a terrific week!


    X

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  43. AkelamaluJuly 09, 2013

    Great selection of photos and I can see why they represent love to the people who sent them to you. I thought I'd sent you a photo but now I'm not so sure. #:(

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  44. You got some great submissions! I love the one of the couple standing with their backs to the camera. It looks like they are in Florence in front of the Baptistry doors. Very cool.

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  45. Hey there Pearl!

    Aren't they ALL AWESOME????

    Aw, that's okay, m'dear....I will be sharing another one of these in a few months, so you can send one then. Looking forward to it!

    Have a great week and much thanks for stopping by!

    X

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  46. *waving from Philly*

    Hiya Jen!

    Yes, aren't they GREAT?????

    "I love the one of the couple standing with their backs to the camera. It looks like they are in Florence in front of the Baptistry doors. Very cool."

    I totally agree...VERY cool capture by Barb!

    She lives in France, so I think that's the Rodin in Paris.



    Thanks for stopping by, girl!


    X

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  47. That was fun! It's like being at a party and meeting the host's mutual friends!

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  48. Yaaaaaaaaaaaay! I'm so glad you're back, girl! I've been thinking about you all week and wondering how your trip went.

    "It's like being at a party and meeting the host's mutual friends!

    Yes, wasn't this FUN? And aren't all the photos faaaaabulous?

    Thanks so much for submitting a photo for this share!

    Glad you're back. Hope you're having a super week!

    X

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  49. AMAZING photos!! I loved looking at each one and reading about them too. It's funny, before I got sidetracked with a zillion things and missed the deadline I was thinking of what I'd send in. I had one of our grands, of course. But also, I have a couple with scrabble tiles and it had me thinking to do one with LOVE spelled out. lol
    I'm glad you did this theme. All unique but sharing a common idea.

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  50. Hey Mary!


    Aren't they ALL faaaaaaaabulous? I had so much fun putting this together.


    I will be having another one of these photo share posts, so by all means, would love to include you!


    Thank so much for stopping by, my friend! Have a super week!


    X

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