Friday, October 15, 2010

A Little Love Letter to Ken

Anniversary Tulips from Ken

I am very lucky to be married to a romantic man. He remembers our anniversary, birthdays and Valentine's Day much better than I do. We married late in life and I've only been married to him for twelve years but we've crammed a lifetime into those years!

Ken was the one who encouraged my photography. He got me a digital camera for HIS birthday! This was back in 1999. What a difference it made ... I could instantly see what I was doing wrong and could correct it, right there. Before then, I was using film and would be lucky to get one good image out of three rolls of film. Ken would ask me, "What was your f-stop? What was the exposure setting? Speed? Look at this image and tell me what is in focus?" I was clueless. But when digital came out, all the settings were there. And because of Ken, I became a Cat Photographer.

Now we are able to travel together, work together, play together, live a full life, with cats -- together. All because of cat photography. Sure, there are rough patches, but they don't last long. And it's usually me that gets bent out of shape or acts like a drama queen! But we end up laughing about it and remembering what, in the long run, is important.


  1. Oh, my, Helmi. This is a beautiful tribute to your relationship with Ken. Both of you are wonderful human beings who deserve this kind of love that every human being should have. To be in yours and Ken's company restores hope in the higher potential of mankind. I just love you two both to pieces.

  2. Helmi & Ken, You guys are so RIGHT together . . . you renew my faith in romance and love and permanence every time I see you. Hugs to both of you! Leslie

  3. Nothing like a good man and a cat or two....or five. Love your photography & Happy Anniversary. Deb =^..^=x5 Ottawa, Canada

  4. You're both lucky. Part of what's so wonderful about it is that you both know and cherish it.

  5. What lovely comments you all left! Thank you, each and every one of you.