Lately, I’ve been thinking about the value of good friends, how they enrich our lives and simply make our world brighter. But today in particular, I’m sending out a ‘thank you” to my friend, Jan Ostrom, who has agreed to periodically join forces with me on this blog. She is a talented, creative, and hysterically funny woman, who also happens to be very good with a camera. Jan is graciously allowing me to use some of her photographs here. That’s what makes friendship special – it can have so many different collaborative elements to it. So, let’s all welcome Jan and her fine contributions to our little corner of cyberspace!