Shades of Pink

Protested pink, as a child,associated, as it was, with all things weak –or so I perceived. A new generation redefinesthe contours of pink –adds edges and functiona statement of empowerment Now, I adopt the shade,insert pink in place of blue,transform expression –celebrate pink’s invention. (Inspired by Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week challenge: shades of […]

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Grandparents Are Blessings

Great Grandma (my mom) lives on at 92. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren adore her. I never knew my grandfathers – both having died the year before my birth. I remember my grandmothers, and was particularly close with one until she died when I was eleven. I still have her last letter to me. My other […]

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A Town With Many Views

After dinner, we drive the backroads and end up at the flats, behind the falls. A bench becomes our front row seat to the evening river view. A beaver or muskrat swims by and follows a second river away from the falls. I try to catch him, but only capture ripples and a reflection of […]

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Planning a Garden

Gardening is not my strong suit, but I also do not want to be the blight on the block, so Ric and I put our heads together to plan a garden. But where to start? The neighbours gardens are well-established and even their hanging pots look lush and well-pruned. Up until now, I’ve left the […]

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Into the Woods, Nostalgia

I search for her in wooded places,where trees are guardians,and wildlife reigns Where light dances with shadowsand children’s hearts are free to imagine. Wooded areas, especially when there is a stream, take me back to childhood and the countless hours spent in search of nature’s wonders. (For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: nostalgia. […]

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Bittersweet Endings

“I’m losing my baby!” my daughter laments while planning our youngest granddaughter’s birthday. The birthday girl is three. She is losing her baby fat, wants to do everything “by myself”, knows her own mind and can articulate it. Like this unicorn costume she insisted on wearing instead of the party dress her mother bought her. […]

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Square and Circle

The Egg House is where we get our eggs – enter, select your eggs from the shelves of fresh ones, and leave your change. The best of small town living! A neighbour’s creativity served as a circle for this challenge. Thanks to Nancy Merrill for the prompt: squares and circles.

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