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Tiny Flower Hidden

I found this tiny blossom on the underside of a plant of unknown name by me. I thought it fascinating since I had never seen a bloom quite this small before particularly on a large plant. It fills both challenges of Macro Monday for this week and Cee’s Flower of the Day Photo Challenge. See… Continue reading Tiny Flower Hidden

face · Faces · weekly prompts

Faces in Kenya

While in Kenya a few years ago I took pictures of faces of people, animals, children, and the faces of flowers. As part of this week’s Weekly Prompts challenge, I’m featuring faces of animals and women illustrating boldness, strength and a sense of vulnerability to the harshness of life in parts of that country. See… Continue reading Faces in Kenya

Door Knockers · Doors · Norm's Thursday Door Photo challenge

Norm’s Thursday Doors

Norm’s Thursday Door Photo Challenge is back in living color and this is my contribution to this week’s challenge. It makes me wonder what’s behind the green hand. Check out more at https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2020/09/17/thursday-doors-september-17-2020/

50-Words · friends · musings · Sunday

More 50-Word Musings

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m trying a new challenge of writing a story in 50 words. This is a fun exercise for me. See other 50 word contributions at http://50-words.com My New Friend My friend never judges, repeats, argues nor confirms. She listens, protecting secrets whispered through layers of trust. Daily she takes… Continue reading More 50-Word Musings

calamine · Color · flowers · Weekend Challenge · Weekly Prompt

Calamine-The Color Soft

I don’t have a bottle of Calamine Lotion in the house, so I’m guessing from memory the exact color of the liquid that prominently adorned my legs during those long summer days exposed to sun and insect bites. These flowers are the closest shades I recall. See more at https://weeklyprompts.com/2020/09/05/weekend-challenge-calamine/      

Labor Day · musings · patent leather · shoes

Life After Labor Day

Let fall begin. Labor Day marks the end of summer, the beginning of fall, the shelving of white shoes, the shouts of gridiron enthusiasts, and, oh yes, the increase in political mayhem. Or, that was what we folks in the United States expected when the calendar rolled over to September 1 before Covid-19. But life has… Continue reading Life After Labor Day

embarrassment · gnawing · musings · nail biting · success · thumb sucking

Nail Biting: An Art Form

As a kid I had one outstanding talent: Nail Biting. We are talking Major League ability. I could have competed with the world’s most determined nail chewers and held my gnawed tips high with pride. My fingers looked vulnerable: raw, red, rough, exposed. I could never be accused of ignoring my digits, after all, I… Continue reading Nail Biting: An Art Form

Caves · China · Oklahoma · Pennslyvania · Reflections · Robbers Cave State Park · Weekly Prompt

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

Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel · photographs · Photography · Pictures · Wall · walls

A Quiet Space in San Miguel

I took a picture of a flower featured yesterday in my blog and it was backdropped by a decorative wall, so I decided to show that to you today. I’m hunkering down in San Miguel de Allende, and it is always delightful to find an outdoor space that is open to the public, with no… Continue reading A Quiet Space in San Miguel