Black and White

(For the Bird Weekly photo challenge: black & white

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Close Up

For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Closeups or Macros

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Interesting Signs

(Store signs from Stratford, Ontario for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Store Front Signs.)

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Lonely Places

Once offering solacea place to contemplate Now an ominous reminderof solitude imposed. (For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: benches)

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Expressions

Countenance displays trutha smiling pant conveys contentment A ready smile invites a visitspreads a familial warmth A furrowed brow suggests concerna child’s uncertainty during lockdown. Words can offer intentbut expression speaks so much more. (For Cee’s Black & White Photo challenge: Heads or facial features.)

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If It Has Feathers, I’ll Chase It

Goldeneyes scurry out of sight,marvellous but skittish visitors A Downy’s rat-a-tat captures my eyehis squeaky-toy pitch eliciting a smile The greatest capture of allthe elusive Kingfisher, caught mid trill (For Cee’s Black & White Photo challenge: birds)

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Thoughts on Gates and Fences

My childhood home was surrounded by fence, bordered by tall cedars – we had a secret to keep. I learned not to trust neighbours. I learned the price of shame. At the back of the yard was a gate that opened onto a field and beyond that a wooded area. There I found serenity, connection, […]

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Clouds Are For Dreaming

Don’t give me the scienceI prefer to dream floating on pillows of whitecarried over land and sea lifted sunward, inspired –no, please don’t tell me otherwise Clouds transport me, Heaven bound. (For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: clouds)

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A walk in nature reduces life-sized problemsto ant-like awe – an open secret often ignored. I travel back roads, am humbled bythe power of farm machines, the vastness of the sky. Gratitude larger than this limiting skin. (For Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy challenge: make yourself small; Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: roads; […]

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