BeckyB JanuaryLight:…square photographs of words ending in light…
A magical moment…or series of moments…unfolded on stage during a once-in-(my)-lifetime experience in 2016.
An unforgettable Barbra Streisand concert in Boston, Massachusetts.
A dream come true for this huge fan…
Inspired by Sunshine’s Macro Monday #25
A Walk in the Woods
I wasn’t sure how the tree remained upright…extending high above my head.
Its shredding rotted spindly branches barely hanging on.
Stripped of bark, listing to the side, full of holes…it somehow had survived…now completely naked.
Not a speck of green. No signs of life. It seemed odd. Out of place…surrounded by so many healthy trees.
Surely a potential danger to humans walking by.
I wonder if the wildlife in this patch of woods are done doing their damage…
Inspired by Frank at Dutch goes the Photo: Transport
…Your challenge is to share some of your favorite modes of transport, some of which I hope will be a bit unusual…
…chicks and ducks and geese better scurry…
As a huge fan of Broadway musicals, “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top” immediately started up in my head when I noticed this actual surrey at the Shelburne Museum this past summer.
The surrey in Oklahoma! is a bit different from this one…
…which was actually used for transport.
For those interested…
Inspired by V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #79: subtraction
This week think about what you might subtract from your life to free up energy – emotionally, physically, or psychologically. Naturally, creative discretion is yours – this doesn’t need to be a personal subtraction; global issues work too.
Surely the consolation prize of age is in finding out how few things are worth worrying over, and how many things that we once desired, we don’t want any more.
A noble cause it is…
To subtract the worry
The wildest of imaginings
Endless admittedly useless
Exercises of the mind.
The treadmill to nowhere
Leaving one sweaty
Back at the beginning.
No Worries! they admonish.
Not so fast.
I’d like to know…
Where it’s that easy.
I’ll just keep working…
To carefully tuck away
One worry at a time.
So far so good.
Already I am lighter.
This post inspired by Fandango’s Friday Flashback – January 17
Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember?..Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year?
This post is from January 17, 2019 in response to a Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge
(I am happy to report that this book store is still going strong…)
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Blue and Yellow
Cee’s Challenge topic this week is Blue and Yellow
I am happy to report…at least in the town I live in, there is a living, breathing…book store!
Alive and well for decades. Selling books, magazines, greeting cards, note cards and all sorts of fun reading paraphernalia. For adults and children alike. Browsers welcome. Book signings. Book Groups.
Surviving as an actual independent book store in this digital and Amazon age is admirable. And a testament to Shop Local.
Inspired by Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #79: A Window with a View
…Share with us photos you’ve captured through windows.
As I have mentioned before in several posts, I enjoyed a photographer’s paradise last summer when visiting the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. Twice actually…as there was so much to see I had to return! Not just to photograph, but to experience.
Why couldn’t history lessons be this fascinating back in high school?
For this challenge, I will include two images.
The first was taken while walking across a double-lane wooden covered bridge. It was built in 1845…a weathered sign warns bridge crossers riding horses or automobiles not to exceed 10 miles per hour.
I discovered a window about halfway across the bridge…
…offering a glimpse across the pond beneath.
The second window was in one of the 39 buildings situated throughout 45 acres of museum grounds…
…showcasing a small sample of the vibrant, colorful flowers blooming in one of the 22 gardens on the property.