Weekly Photo Challenge: Partners


This week’s photo challenge was especially meaningful to me.  My wife and I just celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary on June 18th.  And today, my grandparents are celebrating their 69th wedding anniversary!  What an amazing accomplishment and a testament to enduring love and the sacred bonds of partnership.  If Heather and I can spend 50 more years together, we will consider ourselves very fortunate.  I couldn’t be happier sharing my life with this wonderful woman, living as one on this beautiful planet Earth.  And it seems fitting that an oak tree is photo-bombing our selfie in the background 🙂

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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63 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Partners

  1. Happy anniversary, wishing you a very happy and healthy long life together ! :o)

  2. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Happy Anniversary!!! ❤ ❤

  3. Steven Baird says:

    Congratulations! Here’s to 50 more years! 🙂

  4. Carrie Birde says:

    Many Happy Anniversaries to you both 🙂

  5. Sue Vincent says:

    Congratulations to you both 🙂

  6. loisajay says:

    Happy Anniversary to both you and your wife, and to your grandparents. I do love the Mother Nature photo bomb,

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! Much appreciated 🙂 Mother Nature has perfect timing, doesn’t she? Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!
      Tyler 🙂

  7. Jessica says:

    Congratulations to you and your wife and to your grandparents! 69 years is pretty amazing. My grandparents made it to 72 years, so I know how exciting that is to see! 🙂

  8. puzzleblume says:

    It is good to know happy old couples so near, I think we learn a lot by them. Happy wedding-anniversary!

  9. shandraeats says:

    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary!!

  10. Happy Anniversary!!! ❤️❤️

  11. Miriam says:

    Wonderful. A huge congrats from me. Hope your love keeps growing, as big as your beautiful Oak tree.

  12. mvobsession says:

    Congratulations to you and your wife and to your grandparents as well 🙂

  13. Wren says:

    Happy anniversary!! Beautiful couple.

  14. May your anniversaries be forever! Congrats, you guys.

  15. Wow, what a great post! Congratulations on your anniversary!

  16. Congrats! 🙂
    (Don’t wish 4 50; it’s not duration, it’s intensity in the moment.)

  17. Lisa Gordon says:

    What a beautiful couple you are!
    Wishing both of you, a very Happy Anniversary.

  18. Jen E Town says:


  19. Happy Anniversary and many more! Wow, 69 years.

  20. Mary Job says:

    Awww, Happy anniversary..lovely 🙏🙏😍😍

  21. kestrelgwh says:

    Congratulations, Tyler and Heather. I am proud to know all three generations.

    • Thank you kindly, Gary 🙂 And I am proud to know you, my friend. I hope you are doing well. Been out on the water kayaking this summer? My dad was just here in Oregon visiting and we spent 4 days at the Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene. It was quite the experience…so many world class athletes all in one place competing their hearts out to land a ticket to Rio. Very inspiring to watch…we both had a great time. My dad just retired after 39 years of teaching…now the fun begins…I’m sure he’ll be as busy as ever 🙂 Grandma and Grandpa just moved into a new assisted living facility at the Legacy in Helena. They are doing well, but their short term memory is fading. Still in good health and enjoying life. Hope to make it back to Montana this fall/winter. I miss Big Sky Country. No other place like it. Enjoy your summer & the company of friends, family and Nature 🙂 Take care.
      All the best,

  22. Pam says:

    Happy anniversary! It means the world to share the beautiful world of nature with someone you love.

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! Yes, my wife and I are both Nature enthusiasts. And we are expecting a baby girl in Jan 2017. Hopefully she will be as excited about the outdoors as we are & can join us on our hikes 🙂 Exciting times for our 5th Anniversary…much to celebrate and be thankful for! Have a wonderful weekend, Pam 🙂

  23. rxfrazier says:

    Congratulations!! Great self-portrait.

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! My wife & I are also celebrating the arrival of a baby girl January 2017! We’re having a memorable 5th year Anniversary & are very thankful for the good news. Hopefully she will grow up to be a Nature nut like her parents 🙂 Have a wonderful Sunday!
      Tyler 🙂

  24. Pieter Navis says:

    congratulations Tyler, both with your own anniversary as well as with your grandparents’ 🙂
    *oak approved*

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