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Portrait in San Miguel de Allende

My contribution to this week’s One Word Photo Challenge with the prompt of Portrait from Tourmaline Now was taken in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (SMA) on a walk about in town. See more Portrait shots at


One Word Photo Challenge–Giraffe

Giraffes (this week’s One Word Photo Challenge from Jennifer Nichole Wells’ blog) are bigger than I imagined before I saw one in real life. They are LARGE, TALL, GANGLY, but GRACEFUL. I found this bit of information about giraffes on the Internet: A giraffe’s spots are much like human fingerprints. No two individual giraffes have… Continue reading One Word Photo Challenge–Giraffe

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Elephants–One Word Photo Challenge

Elephants. They have a direct, but unseen, line to my heart. Here are some pictures I took in Kenya of this soul-connected animal. Orphaned baby elephants are hand fed in a government run refuge.                      More young elephants in the refuge.          … Continue reading Elephants–One Word Photo Challenge

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OWPC–Crop or Cropped?

This is a cotton Crop in the field. And this is part of that crop plucked from the field. This is a mural painted on a wall in Canada, uncropped: And this is a portion of that mural after cropping: A crop and cropped! One Word Photo Challenge: Crop

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OWP Challenge–Cow

Most of my life I didn’t know that ‘cow’ was a female. I thought all bovine were cows…until I married a cowman/rancher. He patiently educated me, and our marriage lasted, even though I never mastered riding a horse or understanding F1 or F2 in the breeding process. Today the closest I get to a cow… Continue reading OWP Challenge–Cow

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In response to this week’s One Word Photo Challenge–Computers, I couldn’t do it with just one picture. The computer is just part of the story. It begins in the slums of Nairobi. In a small school and orphanage surviving on donations. Filled with eager youngsters. Equipped with one computer.

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OWPC–Color–Evening Skies

The One Word Photo Challenge for this week is all about Color. The beautiful hues of the evening sky send us off into a restful night.

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‘Ceiling’ is the word prompt for this week’s One Word Photo Challenge, and my camera caught a couple of ceilings that I find interesting. See what you think. Caves offer  visitors the opportunity to feel the ceiling that covers them, and explore the drama of the coming together of both floor and ceiling.   Paintings… Continue reading OWPC–Ceiling

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Weekly Photo Challenge–Dinnertime

This week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge theme is Dinnertime, and I was reminded of my trip to China some years ago. We were guests in a small community and to honor our presence the villagers prepared a banquet for about 60 of us. These pictures are of these lovely people chopping, cleaning, and cooking the meal in… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge–Dinnertime