RDP: Panoply of Animals

I didn’t set out to collect little animals, but in truth I love collecting little things from different cultures, and animals are universally loved. I have collected small animal figures from Mexico, Brazil, Tanzania and others that I have either acquired or inherited. I tried to fit most of them on one shelf for this […]

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RDP: Slippery in Winter

Last winter was a mild one for the Chicago area in comparison to others in recent memory. We got some snow, after which it thawed a bit, then turned cold. This made the roads and sidewalks icy and slippery. It became easier and less hazardous to walk on the crunchy snow than on the sidewalks […]

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Copious Gatherings

Many bird species gather in large numbers. I often hear a chorus of sparrows when I pass by their favorite trees or hedges. Copious gathering of cattle egrets (Tarangire National Park, Tanzania): along the lakeshore and even in the trees! Copious gathering of flamingos (Amsterdam zoo): Posted for photo challenges RDP 9/17/18: Copious and Becky’s […]

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RDP: My Nickname

The Ragtag Daily Prompt today is sobriquet, a fancy word for nickname. I have always had the nickname Katy – not so unusual today, there being a number of famous young adult Katys. But when I was a kid, it was a rather unusual nickname. Most people whose “real” name was Katharine (or any of […]

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Friday RPD: Absent

Does absence make the heart grow fonder? Absent the ones we love Memories of times gone by An empty house An empty building long ago abandoned Those absent Are what we covet Appreciation grows For those we no longer have, can no longer touch Love grows For our dearly departed A home we had to […]

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RDP #82-83: Peru 2008

Ragtag Daily Prompt #82 (yesterday) was yarn. RDP #83 (today) is remember. I decided to combine them in these photos, remembering our trip to Peru ten years ago! We visited a place outside of Cuzco that had wonderful woven things for sale, but was also a cooperative, where artisans did their weaving. If you look […]

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RDP #72: Cat

The Ragtag Daily Post theme today is Cat. That’s a big one for me, since I am a cat lover!! But I’ll be selective…here goes. Dale (my husband) and Katy (me) with two big cats outside an art gallery in Santa Fe, NM. I recently went to a wine and painting event with some women […]

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