Kammie’s Oddball Challenge is to feature photos that don’t seem to fit anywhere else. Oddball is defined thus: Oddball: noun a person or thing that is atypical, bizarre, eccentric, or nonconforming adjective whimsically free-spirited; eccentric; atypical Some vestige of bygone days in a Parisian apartment building water pump in Vienna that looks like a sad […]Read More Kammie’s Oddball Challenge
It has been awhile since I have participated in Share Your World. It’s usually because I’m busy and don’t catch it; occasionally I can’t relate to the questions. Anyhoo, here are my responses to this week’s Melanie’s Share Your World (SYW). QUESTIONS: Why do we seem to respect the dead more than the living? Perhaps […]Read More SYW: On Respect & Heroes, Beauty vs. Morality, Social Media, and Perfection
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is smiles.Read More CFFC: Smiles
I have had many opportunities lately to feel nostalgic, mainly because we are preparing to move to a senior community in six months, so we have to drastically downsize. This means going through boxes in the basement that haven’t been touched in decades! I have found old photos of myself and my family from the […]Read More Your Daily Word Prompt: Nostalgic
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week has the theme of HANDS. Looking through my photos, I found hands in various positions and engaging in various tasks – hands are seldom idle! Some hands are meant to scare… like on Halloween! Sometimes hands are helpful, pointing out things of interest… Hands demonstrate how to make things… […]Read More CFFC: Busy Hands
Jim Adams has a weekly challenge called Song Lyric Sunday and this week’s theme is Mother/Mom/Flowers. I have posted flower songs before, so I looked up songs for or about mothers. Some were too sappy (like Elvis Presley’s Mama Liked the Roses), the one I actually like the best is depressing (John Lennon’s Mother), and […]Read More Song Lyric Sunday for Mothers
On January 26, we happily celebrated the marriage of our daughter, Tamara, to her soulmate, Liam. It was a very eclectic group of friends that came to celebrate with our families. For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week, here is my interpretation of her theme, Getting Your Ducks in a Row. These are the members […]Read More A Photo a Week: Lining Up to Celebrate
Sheryl’s Your Daily Word Prompt today is someday. This poem is written for my son, who turns 34 today. It expresses a mother’s hope for his future. Someday Today is your birthday… Someday you will be happy Someday you will feel confidence Someday you will love yourself Someday you will have a steady income Someday […]Read More Someday
Becky is hosting her December Month of Squares with the subject time. It’s that time of year to attend holiday parties – get out your “ugly Christmas sweater!” Wearing “ugly Christmas sweaters” to a holiday party has become an American holiday tradition. So much so that now stores are marketing ugly sweaters and other garish […]Read More December Squares: Ugly Sweater Time!
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is: Funny. I looked through my photos to see which ones really made me laugh. Here’s what I came up with. Fish mailbox (Dempster Ave., Des Plaines) Speaking of fish, here are fish and duck Toby jugs: Dog Toby jugs: (If you are scratching your head, […]Read More CFFC: Make Me Laugh!