Sorry I've been absent so long. I think I just needed to take a Flickr break. I'd never understood why people needed to step away from this wonderful forum, but I know now how much energy it can take to keep up with everything and everyone here.
Please be patient with me as I work my way back into a Flickr routine. I might take a little longer than usual to get around to visiting your streams, but know that my goal is to stay in touch with each of you and drop by as often as possible to see your amazing images.
A heartfelt thanks to ışık tanesi at www.flickr.com/photos/41122900@N03/ for the lovely testimony!