I’m finding that the Amazon Photos App has an array of fun and useful features. One is that you can search your uploaded photos by subject. This morning, as I was trying it out, I searched “water”. Every single one of my photos with water in it was instantly available. Smart technology never ceases to amaze.

Today’s post is a result of that search.

As mentioned a couple of days ago, in July 2016, I went with two girlfriends on a road trip to Salt Lake City, Utah.

We decided to stop for lunch at Idaho Falls. Despite seeing the turnoff for this city many times in past travels with our spouses, none of us had ever stopped there.

What a surprise we had as we approached city centre! Off to our right was a park with waterfalls that had resulted from damming the Snake River in the early 1900’s. The urban park that grew up alongside the river has an extensive walking and biking trail system, complete with a small Japanese garden along the way.

I loved this mosaic stone bench standing at the roadside on the way to the nearby business area.

We picked up our lunch and took it back to the park to enjoy it with the sights and gentle sounds of the falls as a backdrop.

My two goofball travel companions decided there was a photo op for a “model” pose. I was laughing so hard I had a tough time keeping the camera steady.

My dear friend, Lenna (left in the above photo), passed unexpectedly in January this past year. She was only 59. I’m so happy I decided this morning to snoop out some options in the Amazon Photos app. Just by searching “water”, I was rewarded with beautiful memories.

“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to.”

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross