Around the day I took the photo, I received an email from Ruminate Magazine, saying they'd like to publish on their blog the essay I'd submitted to them. The piece will come out sometime in the next few weeks. I'll be sure and mention and link to it when it does.
In the meantime, I needed an updated headshot for my bio on their blog. My next-door neighbor Penny, who photographs weddings and such, offered to do a "shoot." And she wouldn't let me pay her, except for a hug.
Penny liked my flower patch, so here we are together! (This isn't the headshot, of course; it was just for fun. That's usually what I run around wearing this time of year.)
How nice to know kind, talented people while getting to share creative things.