It was the hottest and driest summer for 150 years and the lavender farms couldn’t produce any lavender this year. It has not been easy taking the bus and waiting at bus stops in the scorching dust and heat. Our garden and vegetables could not survive the heat either. Our beautiful 9 year old Sheltie ‘Kali’ died unexpectedly of lung cancer in September – we miss her so much. My dear friend in Switzerland, Valerie Heutschi died of lung tumors in April. I cried a lot – and felt such overwhelming sadness at the pain her two children and husband must have felt at the loss of their wife and mother. There were some other profound losses in 2011.
I continue to love photography and writing - it keeps me alive!