V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #8: Celebration

By the time you read this, my celebration will have begun.  The family and I will have met for a casual dinner at a local restaurant, and I’ll be glowing from pride to think that two generations all started with me.  Miraculous, isn’t it? Today, we are headed up north, where I will celebrate my […]

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A Week of Accomplishment (VJWC)

To know I have accomplished something each day, is as important to me as the first cup of tea in the morning.  It is the satisfaction of knowing I have contributed, that I have made a stamp (no matter how minute) on the passage of time. Prior to illness, I didn’t think much about accomplishment; […]

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CB&W: Signs

Some signs are self-explanatory… some clearly cautionary…. and some requiring a bit of interpretation… (Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week is signs.  Hope I made you smile.  All photos from personal collection.  Featured image from Catherine’s Landing near Hot Springs, Arkansas; “Wife Wanted” was spotted in a remote area of Northern Washington; and the […]

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RDP: Duck

Mother Mallard and her baby ducks foraged along the shoreline of Sparrow Lake at day’s end.  As she waddled past the dock, her little ducklings fell in line, like wind-up toys trying to catch up.  All except one little fellow, who lost in his own world got left behind. “Peep! Peep!” He let out a […]

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Kitchy

“Duck under the table and see what you can find,” was Father’s pat answer to the question of what was for dessert. He was like that: quick-witted and full of comebacks.  My husband is the same, and I compound the problem by walking into it every time: “What have you got on tomorrow?” I’ll ask, […]

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A Photo A Week: From Above

I must confess that heights make me spin, my collection of photos from above is fairly thin. The Botanical Gardens, in Victoria, B.C. as viewed from above is a sight to see – not sure which made my head whirl more height or the thought of such a gardening chore. The Apache Trail in Arizona, […]

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VJWC: Driven to Succeed

Children understand the mechanics of accomplishment:  take a risk, try and try again, and bask in the accolades that follow. As I grow older, I wonder at what point in life I lost that simple understanding.  Now, as I watch my granddaughters, I feel compelled to regain some of that old spunk:  tackle the new, […]

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