Childhood dream house

For many years I’ve had a vague memory of a small toy I once played with at a neighbor’s house; I seemed to recall long plastic handles with magnets on the end with which you could manipulate small people/figures inside a house.  I had no idea what this toy was called or where it came from — and there were plenty […]

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Summing up: 2016 in review

This is my very first year-end retrospective post! 2016 was the first year I began taking my blogging more seriously, posting on a regular basis with more scheduled posts. I’ve still got plenty to learn as I go forward, but I think I’m off to a promising start. And much thanks goes to you, my fellow bloggers and readers, for […]

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WPC: New Horizon

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of December 9, 2016. This week, we’re challenging you to think ahead and show your work in a representative photo. If you set New Year’s resolutions, give them some thought a few weeks early. If resolutions aren’t your style, show us something that you want to achieve — it could be […]

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Memory Monday, Week 1

Las summer I started going through my dad’s old collection of color slides and scanning them to my computer — and cleaning them up as best I can. Since I finished with the images from Mexico, I’ve decided to go a little deeper into the past and share some of the more interesting photos in my family’s slide collection. This week […]

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Mexico Monday, Week 18

Farewell, Mexico Monday!  Even though I suspect there still must be a few more slides somewhere around the house (including one of an 8-year-old me standing on a street corner holding onto a giant bunch of balloons), they have yet to turn up, so this will be my final week sharing my dad’s slide images of trips to Mexico. First, […]

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Mexico Monday, Week 17

Next week I’ll be concluding my Mexico Monday series with the last few pictures of churches in the Ensenada area of Baja California.  I’m thinking about carrying on in a similar theme with Memory Mondays — sharing some of the best images I’ve found as I sort through my family’s old photos.  Any thoughts?  Feel free to share!

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Colors of Autumn

I live in the northern half of my state, not in (more or less) perpetually sunny Southern California… but we still don’t get anything like the beautiful fall colors people travel hundreds of miles to view, like in New England and other northern climates. Still, if you can manage to get up early enough on a clear morning and choose […]

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It’s called Rock Balancing

After my post one week ago, On the Art of Stacking Rocks, I quickly learned (again thanks to MickETalbot) that there is a very definite and important difference between merely stacking a bunch of rocks one on top of the other and the feat of coaxing one or more rocks to balance harmoniously in gravity defying positions.  If I may quote from his […]

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