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A Sign ~ Photo Challenge Day 22

I am continuing with the 365 Photos Challenge and I am now on Day 22. Still a couple of days behind. Anyone can join in, you do not have to be nominated. Here are the rules from Artbytes on his 365 Photos Challenge.

I snapped this photo at my Dad’s over the weekend. His Camelia trees have grown way over the top of his house. I would say they are at least 30 feet tall. I was taking a photo with my iPhone and the sun peeked through right as I clicked. I took it as a sign, maybe even an orb in the photo. Some may say coincidence but I really don’t believe in coincidences. I live for signs from loved ones, and this one came so unexpectedly but right on time. I thanked my Dad and felt his presence the entire time.

Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again!
– Anonymous


What do you think?

17 Points

Written by Carol DM


  1. Your capturing that light and the “orbs” make it quite a beautiful photo. I always love when you click your camera just in time to preserve a moment like that. I have read that sometimes when we fail to let go, we hold the presence of our loved ones in this realm. They get attached to people who miss them. And apparently this should not be the case. Because the natural way is for them to go “home” – that or if their soul still need growth, they get re-birthed. It is the reason I ask you to read the book – for your peace of mind and Dustin’s. I cannot give you any proof as to why I believe the wisdom in it with all my heart. But I am the type of person who uses my logic before swallowing anything. You will only understand me when you read it.

    • I understand. Losing my Dad was only a few months ago and it has been entirely up to me to handle everything since I am the last sibling alive. This was my final visit to his home and I was shocked to see this photo when I got home. I have talked to my Dad many times and told him it was ok to leave, I understand, but it is still a difficult process.

  2. You can never explain a presence like that unless the person you are explaining it to has experienced it before. It is so intangible but that’s what makes it wonderful. I have a friend that says a hummingbird is her dad’s sentinel and I not only believe her but have felt his presence.

    Great photo and wonderful words.

    • You are absolutely correct! I used to wonder what others thought of me and my belief in signs. But I don’t care any more. It helps me through my grief process and that is all that matters. As for the hummingbirds, I believe. The bluebirds and butterflies have always been a sign of my son. And now cardinals are for my Dad. A very special bond continues.

  3. Yours was a good sign I do believe, but mine was comforting and sad at the same time. My late husband was on a poker run. I heard 5 minutes later the fatal accident happened. I looked at the picture of it and I saw a orb I do believe. it was straight over his head glowing. I believe it was telling me that angels were with him.

    • Wow, so glad you are aware of these signs, so many miss the signs. You have to keep your mind open at all times. So sorry again about your loss. I definitely believe.

      • Mine as a good sign but sad at the same time. I wish he could have been (literally) there to share the moment with me looking at his blooms. And I realize the sign was his way of letting me know. But we always want more.