Late afternoon September 11th 2012 in Boston’s Garden of Remembrance. Morning ceremonies ended hours ago so gone were the dignitaries and media. In this corner of a bustling Public Garden, a handful of people quietly gathered. No matter that most of the flowers left throughout the day had already wilted, the memories of that place and that day endure unwilted.

Memorial for Massachusetts family members lost September 11th 2001. Boston, Massachusetts USA
Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM lens
Focal length 300mm, ISO 100, Exposure 1/50 sec at f/8.0

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The World As We See It Or as we missed it September 17 2012

During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful words and image Sylvia xx

  • Thank you Lynn. Though I go through the Public Gardens often (they’re at one end of my neighborhood), always take the same paths and didn’t realize this memorial was here. Just happened to turn that way, on that particular day, and the quiet power of the people gathered there drew me in.

    – Owed to Nature

  • Poete100
    Poete100about 2 years ago

    Very nice Sylvia…great capture!!!! How are you???

  • Thank you Lorraine! I’m good – loving this September weather even though the bright days wreak havoc and contrast challenges for photography. Soaking in as much as I can as I’m also prepping for a visit from my almost 91 year old Mom! Should make for an interesting fall, you think? ;-) You well? Hope so!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroabout 2 years ago

    17th September 2012

  • Thank you Maria!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Poete100
    Poete100about 2 years ago

    Yes, I noticed that…difficult to get some good shots with the bright sun right now!

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  • Very much appreciate your support, features and generosity Pops! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 2 years ago

    very beautiful work, Sylvia

  • Thanks Luda. I’d forgotten this memorial is in the Public Garden. Just happened to be there as I had an appointment around the corner. But finding it, on September 11th, and sharing with those who quietly gathered was a powerful experience. I’m glad some of the soulful beauty of the moment maybe shared with this image.

    – Owed to Nature

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