Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Patterns

Purple and white form the basis for this pattern at Butchart Gardens, Victoria, B.C. Mother Nature displays her artistry in the mountains of the Tonto National Forest in Arizona. My granddaughter (much to her mother’s dismay) is not concerned with coordination of colours, going in for bold patterns: (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week is patterns.)

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Share Your World, August 13, 2018

Just typing the title of this post, I feel like I’m creating a time capsule that I’ll visit years from now to reminisce.  Anyone can participate – just visit Cee’s Photography and subscribe. A class I wish I had taken?  Art!  I pursued academics at the exclusion of art, and dearly regret it.  Creativity sparks […]

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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #11: Point of View

We recently attended a dramatic version of To Kill a Mockingbird in Stratford, Ontario.  Written by Harper Lee in the late 1950’s, this has been one of my all time favourite reads. Although some of the language is antiquated and no longer acceptable, the themes of the novel are timeless.  Atticus Finch, the patriarch extraordinaire of the […]

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A Week of Conversations

“I’m quite happy to spectate,” I offer when the cry goes out for team members. It’s Friday night, and darts are the big event at the neighbourhood clubhouse. “No! No! You must play.  Everyone plays.” This is our second social this week in our new community, and I must say the locals are friendly and […]

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A Photo A Week: Attitude

Attitude says:  “I can do it!” despite Grandma’s warning. It says:  “You’re just kidding, and I know it.” Attitude doesn’t need words to convey it’s message: Which is why even birds can express it: (Thanks to Nancy Merrill for this week’s challenge:  attitude. Also linked to Fandango’s word of the day, attitude.)

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Hidden Messages

“I’m not as smart as you.  I’d probably be okay if I was smarter.” “That’s not true, June.  You are very smart.” “Do you really think so?” My sister and I are doing dishes after supper.  June suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. “You got 96% in your nursing program,” I remind her.  “Intelligence is not your […]

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Forlorn

This sweet bushtit landed on my path while I was visiting Redding, California this past spring. After playing with the image, what emerged was a forlorn little fellow for whom I wrote this haiku. My heart goes out to all those in Redding, and elsewhere in the world where forest fires are ravaging lives. (Submitted […]

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