True Friends by Brenda (Hartshorn) Licitra

My friends from my home town came to visit me at my place in the Bay this weekend.  I feel truly blessed to have such wonderful people in my life.  My friend, Hollie, gave me a mug for my birthday with a quote that resonates as just too true, "Friendship is God's way of loving us though someone else."  My friends have not only been there for me, but followed me into battle and stuck with me until there was peace again.  I broke of my engagement a year ago and it was one of the most difficult things that I had to do thus far in my life.  My friends have seen me not only at my best, but my absolute worst- yet they still love me.  That's nothing less than God's love showing through them.

There isn't just light at the end of the tunnel, your true friends will be there waiting there to guide and welcome you back into the light.

Abandoned Factory #12 by Brenda (Hartshorn) Licitra

One of my first photographic studies was of old abandoned places; mostly places of industry in particular.  This old cement plant has always found a special place in my heart.  10 years ago there began a project to tear the place down and in 2013 project became complete.  But not before I was able to capture some of its last photos.  Goodbye old friend.