|All photos by Ken Robbins|
For the last couple of years, he was on dialysis and lately had an infection that he could not shake. At the same time, he was caring for his wife, who has advanced dementia, at home with limited help. We all knew his life was difficult, but Ken kept a positive attitude about everything and never appeared to feel sorry for his lot.
This isn't a usual post for First Mother Forum, but I wanted to share some of his photos here as he let me use them for the blog whenever I asked. This is a tribute to Ken and his talent.
|Self portrait of Ken Robbins|
On another note, my husband and I are moving in the next two months to another house in the same village. We've been in the same home since 1983, a Mission Style dwelling built in 1930. It's time for us to move to a house that needs less care. We are nostalgic about leaving our home, which we have enjoyed, but are looking forward to cleaning out remnants of our past that have become cumbersome, and moving forward to a new--less cluttered--life. In an odd twist of real estate, our new house--a mile away from our current home--is actually larger, but requires less upkeep! However, the move itself means that I will be posting less in the coming months.
I hope you enjoy Ken's photos. Please excuse some of the black lines below his photos--my limited technical ability is showing!
For more of Ken's photos, find them at http://www.krobbinsphoto.com.
PS: Click on the still life of the lily and you are taken to that suite of his work.
|Taken at our 25 anniversary party.|
|The Private Sea|
My father gave me that scale. Decades later it became a book jacket photo. I'm keeping the scale when we move.
|The Ill-kept Secret|
|Salt Marsh, Accabonac|
|Dragger and Clouds|
|Dragger and Clouds.psd|
and Swan Mother (below)
|Moonstruck Floral (Tulips).psd|