Now that things have dried out, I can once again walk around the small lake near our house.  I ventured down towards the lake for a closer shot of some geese and spotted this poor guy on the shore.  He’s definitely seen better days!  But he’s also perfect for the oddball challenge.  IMG_1757


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I thought I was being smart leaving a bit after 5 am for my 13-hour drive to Philadelphia Friday morning, but it ended up putting me into the city right smack dab in the middle of rush hour.  It’s more than a bit disconcerting when the time-until-arrival on the GPS keeps increasing, no matter how much further along I get!

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Cee challenges us this week to show photos of bathrooms a/o outhouses in black and white.  This may be stretching the criteria just slightly, but the basics are here, even if the presentation gives a somewhat different meaning to the associated word “movement” or the phrase “having to go.”

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In our hemisphere, everyone is waiting for the sun, waiting for that warmth that signals spring.  It’s been here…and then withdrawn.  Nights are still cold, snow still falls (at least in some places at some times.)  Not only nature holds her breath, but so do all of us waiting, waiting, waiting for spring’s final entrance.

Wednesday is usually the day for a Friday Fictioneers story, but today finds me just too busy.  Work and taxes are consuming my time, but better that than death and taxes!  :-)  So instead, in the spirit of spring or of new beginnings of any sort, I offer you this Victor Hugo quote to go with one of my photos.  As Scarlett O’Hara once famously opined: “Tomorrow IS another day.”  A warm spring day, I hope.


When we got the good news that friends would be in town Friday night for dinner, Bill suggested we have raclette. Raclette is both a cheese and a meal featuring that cheese, a meal perfect for using the time with friends for eating and having fun, rather than cooking and cleaning up.  That’s a winner in my book!

In Switzerland, where both the cheese and the meal originated, the edge of the round of cheese is heated and the melted cheese scraped onto the diner’s plate. In fact, raclette comes from the French word racler, meaning “to scrape.”  Also on the table will be boiled new potatoes, cornichons (small pickled gherkins), and pickled onions.  Eat a bit of each together = heaven! Read the rest of this entry »

While waiting for my husband in the theater lobby recently, I snapped a few shots of the carpeting, ginned this one up with a bit of editing, and offer it for Challenger’s Choice.  Quite simply, I love the colors and the shapes and I hope you do, too.

Have a week filled with photos and, hopefully, good weather.