In August-ish of 2009 I had gone to Buffalo, NY for my grandfather’s funeral, a week later my grandmother (other side of the family) passed away. A three day trip turned into almost three weeks. There was so much going on in my life during this time, so much sadness, so much loss. In the midst of it all my father, his mother (my Nana) and my most awesome cousin Kelly went to the Niagara river. It was peaceful. It was beautiful. It was the first time while I was there that I felt like I could actually breathe. We had a really great time, walked the river, got ice cream, I ventured into the brush to take photos of the wildflowers. This photo carries with it so many memories and emotions, but the feeling of peace overwhelms them all.