I had the opportunity to photograph an event very near and dear to my heart. My mom's entire side of the family met up and released my late grandmother's ashes. It was beautiful; 7:30 am in my hometown with a clear blue sky and bright sun. A plane flew over the "three sisters" mountains and just below, we stood and watched intently. As the plane flew over us, we waved and prayed. Ma's ashes were released and they created a wonderful cloud of her. She was finally free.