Georgia

My darling niece. It is hard to say this. She is gone. Our family is in shock over the sudden loss. Georgia’s anguish was too much for her to bear and she decided to end her time on Earth. She was a fun loving, vibrant, and caring girl. This is evident in her pictures. The few hours I spent with Georgia is worth a lifetime. Perhaps because I am a mother, I feel her loss more than my mother’s, who passed in October 2018. Georgia and her brother, Benjamin were very close and, I feel for him too. So many young lives are lost to suicide. We do our best; unfortunately, not all can be saved. Georgia is at peace now. Having these pictures helps me to treasure her memory.

Her uncle Marc wrote: “To paraphrase Elton John, ‘How wonderful when Georgia was in this world.’ Now there is a wound in my heart that will take a long time to heal.”

Gov Isl Scenes

There are so many things to do on Governors Island. We rented a surrey and peddled around. I photographed the Commanding Officer’s Quarters and the Fort Jay Theater. We stopped for a picnic. Then climbed the Hills. We ended the day by relaxing in seclusion on the hammocks.

Gov Island Wildlife

A small assortment of wildlife on Governors Island. Do you see the spider? I didn’t see it until I opened the image at home. Bugguide.net helped me with some of the identifications.

Gov Isl Sunset and Dawn

A benefit of staying overnight on the Island is we got to see a wonderful sunset and dawn. These images are undoctored.