365-118 Probably the last of the blossoms

Today was a trying and emotional day and I’m still feeling a little down. I don’t like to talk about my personal life much online but I’m going into the fifth month of being layed off from my job. This is after being layed off last year for 5 months and only 7 months work in between. The financial toll on my wife and I is numbing but we’ve been soldiering through. Each step we take to either sell some asset to get money or rearrange something to ease the monthly budget just bites at you more and more. I know we’ll do the proverbial “look back and laugh” some day, but man, that day can’t come soon enough. My 365 photo project is the one thing that kind of gets us out and forgetting about things on occasion, so we drove to the park to see if there were any more blossoms left to photograph. I found one tree and milked it for all it was worth. The blossoms will probably be gone by the next rain.
Muted Spring

© David Guidas


  One thought on “365-118 Probably the last of the blossoms

  1. April 28, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Glad you can find inspiration in your photos and inspire others as well. Good luck with the job search.

    • April 29, 2011 at 9:34 am

      Thanks for visiting and the kind comment. Appreciated.

  2. April 29, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Hi David,
    I’m really at a loss for what to say. The fight for survival can be exhausting, mentally and physically.
    Don’t give up the fight, for better days WILL come.
    Draw strength from wherever you can and try not to let the negative consume you.
    I’ve been where you are now. I know only too well how you feel.
    Hang in there.

    • April 29, 2011 at 9:39 am

      Thanks John. I was just venting a little and kind of regret it now. I’m staying strong and know that I’ll get through it.

      • April 29, 2011 at 10:14 pm

        Nah, don’t regret it. Venting is good.
        It’s nature’s pressure-relief valve.

  3. Nathan Stitt
    April 30, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I have found blogs to be a better place for venting than Facebook… People generally put a bit more thought into comments on a blog or simply choose not to comment. I find that blogs tend to be a reflection of who we are deep down, and it seems natural that our emotions (good/bad/happy/sad) trickle through into our content. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your job search, and your daily picture posts will serve as a constant reminder. 8)

    • April 30, 2011 at 8:56 pm

      Thanks Nathan. I’ll make it through everything but I just get those bad days every now and then. I try to have a minimal presence on Facebook. I have a few co-workers, friends and relatives on there but I don’t post much about myself except maybe a link to something I like and I think others would enjoy. I certainly wouldn’t have mentioned what I said here.

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