LAPC: Surprise!

We have so many surprises in life. Unfortunately, it is rare for me to get a picture of it – such as the swans on one of our lakes mating! Another resident here, a wily older man from Germany, took a series of pictures of the swans’ mating ritual – before, during, and after – […]

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LAPC 99: The Old and the New

Amy of Lens-Artists invites us this week to show old and new with our photos and stories. On our last trip to Brazil, we spent our first week staying with friends in the southern city of Curitiba, which has well over 1 million inhabitants. The city has grown a lot since I was last there […]

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LAPC: On the Home Front

Lens-Artists’ theme for this week’s photo challenge, in these pandemic times, is At Home. Here in our quarantined community, we do get out and walk around the campus, but these photos have been taken within the last month inside our house. In an effort to entertain us, the activities directors at our senior community are […]

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Top o’ the Morning!

I don’t usually get up early. Especially now – what’s the point? I can’t go anywhere anyway! I have a routine of getting up, getting a cup of tea (I can’t tolerate coffee anymore, although I love it), a banana and a piece of Babybel cheese, and then going to a comfortable spot to read […]

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Lens-Artists #90: Distance

Lens-Artists #90 photo challenge invites us to explore the theme of distance, especially the ways in which we are practicing physical distance from our friends and neighbors: we are all in this together despite needing to avoid each other physically. Please share with us the creative ways you’ve found to address your need to connect […]

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L-APC: Organized Chaos in Egypt

When I saw that Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #88 had the theme of chaos, I immediately thought of Egypt… Egyptian roads are chaotic. Jokingly – but not really – locals will describe to you the beliefs of Egyptian drivers:  Speed limits are just suggestions. Lines on the roads are merely for decoration (really, no one pays much […]

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