Weekend Sky (New challenge)

Hammad Rais has started a new photography challenge: Weekend sky. Here is my contribution. October skies over southwestern Ontario truly are spectacular.

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A Bird, ‘a’?

An American crow on the rocks with lots to say (featured). (For Bird Weekly Challenge: birds starting with an A)

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A Photo Walk

Two rivers intersect at our city’s centre, and while I often patrol the larger one, this day I decided to visit a park adjoining the second. Probably because walking is still difficult for me, I was drawn to the many benches that line the path, all vacant now due to Covid restrictions. A quiet evening […]

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Reggie

I have a crush on my brother! I know that’s not right, but he is so gorgeous! Long golden hair, blue, blue eyes, and a smile that makes me melt. I can’t look at him without feeling all funny inside, and I’m sure he can tell. He doesn’t talk much, but once he picks up […]

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VJ’s Weekly Challenge #115: Pathetic fallacy

Ribbons of colourline the landscaperaucous revelry Autumn clouds gathertheir brooding silencethreatening celebration Overnight the wind rosecarried with it the tearsof our imposed isolation. (Pathetic fallacy is a literary device used to convey emotions/mood through reference to the weather. The poem is my attempt. A better example is the novel, Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë, where […]

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Shelly’s Invisible Treasure Box

Known in class as the Quiet One, Shelly is given to wandering away from her desk for no reason. Mostly, she is good natured and easy to get along with, and as her teacher, I can tell you she is quite bright. What most don’t know is that she is a collector, somewhat reminiscent of […]

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Birds Up Close

For Bird Weekly challenge: Macro/ close-ups. Featured image: robin.

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So Many Questions!

It’s difficult, at eleven, to understand the rationale of adults. Why the lies? Who are they protecting? I know now that my “cousin” is actually my brother. This makes sense. Not just a brother, but my oldest sister’s twin! I cannot imagine the pain that separation has caused them. I’m so excited to have brothers! […]

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Farewell September

Last photos of Sept 30th (camera and iPhone) for Bushboy’s photo challenge.

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The Mystery Cousin

The boy at the door was tall and slim, and although I had no idea who he was, he said: “You must be V.J.!” A whoosh of Mom’s skirt obliterated my response. She was hugging and kissing him and exclaiming: “Oh my! Can’t believe it is you!” Then my sisters were there, crowding our small […]

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