Oh, Baby!

Haven’t seen any chicks yet, so had to sift through the archives. Featured, the goslings are trying to keep up. Freshly hatched chicks. Not quite newborns, but young Ibis. (For Bird Weekly Challenge: baby birds)

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A Few Reflections

A female Common Merganser, an American White Pelican (from archives), and a local gull, all reflecting for Bird Weekly challenge.

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Now To Work

Indecision, I’ve come to realize, is where the stress lies – that place between possibility and decisive action. Four nights I didn’t sleep, juggling worries and excitement. Now that we’ve acted, put pen to paper, I am able to make lists, and start the packing process. Exhaustion invites sleep. “It’s a lot of work!” I […]

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Practice Makes Permanent

“This is a lot of stuff to remember, Grandma!” Seven-year-old Sloane and I are making a Zentangle. She’d tried to copy my work on her own with no success, so I’m teaching her step by step. “That’s why we keep practicing.” “Practice makes permanent!” “Do you mean perfect?” “No permanent. That’s what my teacher says.” […]

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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #73: whole

Joseph was eighteen when I first met him, a hulk of man with dark eyes that always glanced away, and a permanent hunch, like a cowering animal. He didn’t communicate verbally, but with patience and a steadying touch, could type out his thoughts, if the mood struck him. Some days he would pace and flutter […]

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Numbers

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge : things with numbers.

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