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Lens Artists Challenge #225: Wildlife Close to Home

This week, Anne leads the photo challenge with “Wildlife Close to Home”: “Stop. Look. Listen. Doing those three things will help you discover the abundance of wildlife you have nearby.” I stop, look, and listen a lot on my walks in the hood and even in my own backyard.  You might recall that my husband… Continue reading Lens Artists Challenge #225: Wildlife Close to Home

Writing

What’s Going On?

Not much and yet maybe too much. A couple of months ago I signed up for SmokeLong Fitness Community Workshop. It's all flash, all the time. I've since learned that I can write to prompts quite happily if I'm given an example of a response. My creative battery is apparently sparked by other people's creativity. We're… Continue reading What’s Going On?

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Lens-Artists Challenge #211: What’s your photographic groove?

Anne Sandler from Slow Shutter Speed leads this week's photography challenge with “what’s your photographic groove?” What a great question! At heart, I'm a minimalist ... although if you saw my bedroom/workroom, such a thought would have you laughing your arse off. By minimalist, I mean I don't like having a lot of gear, which is… Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #211: What’s your photographic groove?

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When the Going Gets Tough (redux) …

I go for a bike ride at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. But, first, an update. Many thanks to everyone who offered kind, loving words to my last post. I'm doing well because of you. I'm doing well because the cold/heat therapy has really helped my arm/shoulder/neck (I guess the problem originates in my… Continue reading When the Going Gets Tough (redux) …

Writing

I’m Back … Sort of.

Hey, everyone, did ya miss me? Aside from hawking Jill Weatherholt's latest novel (see here), I've been absent from the blog for roughly 6 weeks. As y'all might remember, my husband had back surgery (see here) the day before I started an intensive online writing workshop through Orion Magazine. Hey, why be boring and have… Continue reading I’m Back … Sort of.

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Foto Friday: For Flea Beetle Lovers Everywhere #iphonephotography

A number of people told me that they like this photo of a flea beetle from an earlier post. Needless to say (but I'll say it anyway), I have a few more photos of this fancy man. As you can see, he was quite active while I snapped. Perhaps he was a gymnast in another… Continue reading Foto Friday: For Flea Beetle Lovers Everywhere #iphonephotography

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #148 – Spots and Dots

I like this quote that Leya cites in kicking off this week's Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: In one sentence, I’d describe myself as indescribable. But, I wouldn’t end it with a period. I’d end it with three dots. – Jason Schwartzman I like the quote because, as anyone who's read a lot of my comments should… Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #148 – Spots and Dots

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #147: Gardens

Subtitle: Garden not my garden. This week's LAPC challenge is to share the beauty of gardens, whether your own garden, another's garden, or the experience of gardening. I don't have a garden, unless you consider 15 potted plants to be a garden, which I suppose they could be but maybe that can be a blog… Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #147: Gardens

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #146: Focusing on the Details

As many of you know, I'm rather challenged when it comes to challenges. Since I retired, I no longer have a calendar on my wall. I've been using my cat Maxine's pill dispenser to tell me what day it is. Such is the life of a procrastinator. But after coming across a couple of Lens-Artists… Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #146: Focusing on the Details

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Foto Friday: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #143 – Colorful April

By chance I came across this website and photo challenge: https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2021/04/10/lapc-4/ It's an "old" challenge in that another challenge has already been made, but I consider the find serendipitous nonetheless. Here is my colorful April: On a recent visit to Timberlane Ravine park, we found evidence of a whimsical and delightful imagination a few yards… Continue reading Foto Friday: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #143 – Colorful April