Category Archives: Challenges

Nostalgia: Late Season Lavender

When I was about seven years old, my family traveled to England to visit my grandparents. Let me back up now and say that I have mostly foggy memories of my childhood, and I really remember very little from before … Continue reading

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Church

Returning to my childhood church should have been simple. Memories, routines, rituals from so many years ago return. Your body remembers what your brain has forgotten. Cross, kneel, dip. Eyes down, hands at your heart. There’s comfort in it, of … Continue reading

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On Holiday

I try to be cute, making little rhymes like Fezzik in the Princess Bride. Unfortunately, I am not as cute as he was.  Imagine, not being as cute as a 7’4” wrestler. “Look,” she says, pointing a chubby finger at … Continue reading

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Weeding

She had just weeded the garden. Of course, nobody would believe her. Or care. The flooding, of course, was much more important. But somehow it mattered to her. That morning had been cool, cloudy, a bit breezy. And she finally … Continue reading

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Frame

Why yes, that is a giant rubber duck. Why do you ask? (Posted in response to the WordPress photo challenge Frame. And because giant rubber ducks are cool.)

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Write

So I guess I pretty much took July off. I didn’t plan to, but you know what they say about plans? Well, they’re right. We had a little health situation in my family around Memorial Day weekend. Everyone is fine … Continue reading

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Look Up

Posted in response to the WP Photo Challenge Look Up, this is what I saw one day when I looked up at the sky from the parking lot of my veterinarian’s office. Apparently there is a perfectly logical explanation for this kind … Continue reading

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Angels

Taken today, using my phone, under the kind of overcast sky that can make statues look like they are glowing. Posted in response to the WP photo challenge Partners.

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On the Hill, Behind a Door(way)

Today I bring you a few pictures, including several doorways, one door, a bunch of rubble, and a sad story.   Just as I have mentioned that I have a soft spot for urban decay, there is also something about … Continue reading

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Vivian Maier

Like many people, I first heard about photographer Vivian Maier around 2010. This is when photographer John Maloof started posting her pictures online and they – and her story – began to go viral. Some six years, five books, two … Continue reading

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