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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

Water not sky.  Packwood, WA.  PHALL PHOTO 2014

Reflection. Water not sky.
Packwood, WA.

Photo of small creek through twigs and branches, with drops of water clinging to their tips.

This week’s photo challenge calls for reflections, literally and figuratively. This fits my world well. Much reflecting going on here. Going to see kids and little grands in a few days, on my way back to beach cave at Westport, WA. Have doctor and dentist appointments, as well as cleaning and sorting to do. I miss my peeps and my beach, not so much, my dentist!




EDDD 12; Daily Prompt: My Precious

Who is the person in your life who can do no wrong? Describe this person and tell us why you hold them in such high esteem. Photographers, artists, poets: show us PRECIOUS.

I hold several people in high esteem, yet I know better than to think any of us can do no wrong. It is the nature of we beastly humans to mess up. Along with the bad, that we already know about (from real life experience or the news media), the internet has opened us up to witness so much human goodness and kindness.

There is the TED talk forum and its clones, where people from all walks of life, stand alone on stage and give us their very best, in under 20 minutes. There is Upworthy (and others) that scours the news for life and love-affirming stories. There are the strangers in the blog world, who virtually hold up and hug, other strangers, merely with kind written words.

But when it comes down to choosing someone in my life as “My Precious,” there is no choice for me. That would be the innocent children; my little grands. I hold them in high esteem, because despite having so much in this world against them (by simply being on this planet at this time), they are the hope of the future. Their innocence, love, laughter, and optimism is the embodiment of hope for the rest of us.

Simmer 2013 Nola, Hunter, Cora

Simmer 2013 Nola, Hunter, Cora




Thanks for being there,


Every Damn Day? Who’s idea was this anyway?

From writing challenge Every Damn Day December at


Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

Pondering Infinity... PHALL PHOTO 2013

Pondering Infinity…


And now for some awesome infinity quotes:

“It seemed like forever ago, like we’ve had this brief but still infinite forever. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”
― John GreenThe Fault in Our Stars

“Have you ever once in your life reached out to touch infinity?”
― Ellen Hopkins

“HELPED are those who love the entire cosmos rather than their own tiny country, city, or farm, for to them will be shown the unbroken web of life and the meaning of infinity.” Alice Walker

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
― Albert Einstein

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
― William BlakeAuguries of Innocence

“A library is infinity under a roof.”
― Gail Carson Levine

“Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all.”
― Vincent van Gogh

“We are travelers on a cosmic journey,stardust,swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”
― Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist

“That’s when I realized that certain moments go on forever. Even after they’re over they still go on, even after you’re dead and buried, those moments are lasting still, backward and forward, on into infinity. They are everything and everywhere all at once.
They are the meaning.”
― Lauren OliverBefore I Fall

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Entering Painting Enclosure of Nisqually River Bridge JON DAILEY 2013

Entering Painting Enclosure of Nisqually River Bridge

My son captured this on a bright sunny day as we went INSIDE this temporary enclosure. He looked it up and found out that they are preparing to paint the bridge soon.  Between Olympia and Tacoma, Washington.


Daily Prompt: The Excitement Never Ends

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The most exciting moments in my life have been the birth of these 7 people (I’m sure my birth was exciting to me, but I just don’t remember:>) My son, daughter and 5 little grands. And, since that first birth (Sara), the excitement has never ended!

I did miss attending one of the births, because I was in Seattle with Paul, fighting that damn leukemia.

This was an easy daily prompt from wordpress.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea



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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

Maui Wind Turbines copyright 2012 Patti Hall

Maui Wind Turbines
copyright 2012 Patti Hall

The curves are what caught my eye when my mother and I were flying over Maui this winter. In the midst of this rugged country and churning ocean, are these seemingly smooth, clear service roads that draw curves across the landscape when seen from the air.

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