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Reflections on Weekly Prompts

I’ve often wondered about reflections. Do they catch the real image? Are the colors reflected accurately Which image do I prefer? Am I recalling truthfully. All of these questions are answered depending on my mood, my mental state, and how I feel at any given moment. How I remember something and how the picture looks… Continue reading Reflections on Weekly Prompts

Oklahoma · Photography · Smoke Pipe · Stories · Weekend Challenge

Unknown Story for Weekend Challenge

There is a story behind this picture, I just don’t know what it is. Back in 2005 our family had a gathering to celebrate Christmas in the small southeastern Oklahoma town where I was born. We always drive around town just to see what hasn’t changed in 70+ years, and usually that means not much… Continue reading Unknown Story for Weekend Challenge

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Musings About Changes

I raced to the kitchen, knowing what would be waiting for my 10-year-old fingers to eagerly grab. I knew because I could smell real butter, double-sifted flour, and fresh apples melting and blending as grandmother opened the door on the wood-fired stove to remove the perfect pie. It wasn’t the pie that held my attention,… Continue reading Musings About Changes

1950s · childhood · memories · Memory · Oklahoma

Summer Scents and Memories

The aroma of fresh-cut grass wafted up the incline, melding into the afternoon heat. Competing scents swirled around me, blending then separating. From my left, I inhaled the crispness of the damp lawn. Drifting from my right was the delicious odor of homemade bread hot from my grandmother’s oven. July was filled with unique smells,… Continue reading Summer Scents and Memories

Norm's Thursday Doors Photo Challenge · Oklahoma · photographs · Robbers Cave State Park · Wilburton

Norm’s Thursday Doors Photo Challenge—CCC Built

My summers were spent in this southeastern Oklahoma town with my grandparents, and one of my favorite memories was of going to the state park 5 miles out-of-town and swimming in Carlton Lake. The rock building housed the bathrooms and the dressing areas for swimmers, picnickers and hikers, and was built by the CCC workers… Continue reading Norm’s Thursday Doors Photo Challenge—CCC Built

Day 6 · favorite spot · Oklahoma · Photo Challenge · Photography · Robbers Cave State Park · Seven Day Challenge · Uncategorized · Wilburton

Seven Day Challenge–Day 6

I received this challenge from my friend Cee at Rules are  Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day. Today I challenge Osyth at Come join the fun and enter the Seven Day Challenge!    

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge–Think Cold

  Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Hot and/or Cold, so I picked the cold of a snowy day. Enjoy and check out more Fun Fotos at Snowy Morning in Colorado Picnic Time?  

A Road Taken · Beijing · China · Copper Canyon · Kenya · London · Mexico · Nairobi · Oklahoma · photographs · San Miguel de Allende

The Roads I’ve Taken

The Road Taken is the weekly Daily Post photo challenge…and here are pictures of some roads I’ve traveled. For more great pictures go to the Daily Post at:

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Cee’s Says ‘Look Down’

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is about Looking Down at Things, so here are some of my favorite pictures I’ve taken through the years.