V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #7: Accomplishment

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”                                                             – Ralph Waldo Emerson Prior to […]

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VJWC: A Week of Mystery

Inspired by a question about why a certain flower has five petals, this week’s challenge was born:  mystery.  The responses have been varied and all equally intriguing proving that life continues to be full of mystery. I started us off with a tale about a suspicious  death in the family, pre-dating my existence.  Like any good […]

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CB&W: Fountains

One fountain to keep the fish happy, and one to charm the tourists: (Photos submitted for Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Fountains)

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A Photo a Week: Quintessential Canadians

I hope not all Canadians are not as noisy and messy as the goose that bears our country’s name, but I do know many of us are as industrious as the beaver: (For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge:  Quintessential)

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The Alice Network: a Worthy Read

Charlie’s cousin Rose has disappeared, and refusing to believe she is dead, Charlie sets out to retrace Rose’s steps.  Her investigation brings her to the door of Eve Gardner, a cranky woman, with deformed hands, a clear drinking problem, and a luger.  Together, with the help of a Scotsman, with a shady past, the three […]

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CFFC: Windows and Greenery

My lens is drawn to windows, not for what I can see beyond, rather for the mystery they invoke. I watch the world through the frame of a window – life passing while I lie still, praying for better days – certain that few would guess that I am here, wonder at my well-being. Now, […]

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VJWC #6: Family Mystery

Her name was Mary, the one that they say shot herself.  Although I never knew her, it is a stretch to believe a woman would kill herself this way.  Far too messy. “What was she like?” I asked my mother once. “Timid.  Not a particularly happy woman.” She had been married to my mother’s second […]

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