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Delight #SoCS

 Hello, me here again. Still sporadically posting as I am able. Since my camera is my best friend, how could I possibly pass up this prompt from  Linda Hill  for today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday post?   “Use the last photo you took and how it made you feel for your prompt word.” This prompt is fun because it could literally be anything due to my constant snapping; but one thing is certain-the feelings evoked are almost always great ones.  Yesterday was my oldest son’s birthday, so the last photo I took was of him and his son rolling on the floor  just before he headed off to bed. They had a busy, fun filled day with friends and this little guy was giddy. He tends to get loopy the more exhaustion creeps up on him. I was able to get him to join one more chorus of “Happy Birthday” before we called it a day.  It is pure delight to be able to spend time with him every day and we will always cherish these moments. 🤗, Advisory: No one in the audio is a professional singer.  But we ar

Don’t Say It! #SoCS

 Well hello out there. Two posts from me in the same week? What’s going on you say? It’s been months since I’ve been able to pull it off, right? I make no promises for the future but in this week my inspiration has been present and my heart feels lighter.  Our blogging host for this prompt is  Linda Hill  Every week she gives a new prompt for our Stream of Consciousness Saturday writing challenge. If you haven’t already, you should visit her page for more great posts by some amazing creative writers. This week’s prompt is to use your least favorite word in your post. 😱I love words, although there are some that affect me more negatively than others. For this prompt I had to move beyond just the word and venture into the psychology of it. At first I thought no such word existed for me, but then it came to me.  CAN’T. I can’t stand that word. I tried and tried to think of an instance where it doesn’t bristle the hairs on my neck. Even those times when I am using it bring some kind of di

Walk With Me/#Thursdaydoors

One of the great things about where we are living right now is the ability to walk just about anywhere safely. Many people walk or bike to work downtown, and there are 155 parks in the city! They range from a square of grass with a merry-go-round to multi acre parks with wildlife and education centers. The number of hiking trails is bountiful and all are well kept and used by many. Just walking the neighborhood and surrounding areas gets me a 2-4 mile hike in easily and, well, anyone who knows me understands that I would rather be out of doors any day.  On these walks I have the opportunity to view and photograph lots of doors and I have! I just have been remiss in putting together posts. We are slowly getting things in order and I am trying to return to those things which I love. For today’s post I just wanted to share my walk with you which leads off with some great doors. On this day there seemed to be a theme in place and I let myself fall into step with it for a glorious walk.  I

Tropical Door 🚪 #Thursdaydoors

 Hi guys,  As usual I have been in and out (no pun intended) of posting for the Doorscursions hosted by our good friend  Dan Antion . Life for me lately has felt somewhat like a revolving door, stuck going round and round. Sometimes it seems like a manic funhouse, never knowing what you might see popping up around the next corner. Funhouses can be anything but fun if you don’t like surprises. Still, there are many placid, peaceful days as things settle into a more regular routine and we accomplish what needs to be done.  I have some cool doors I photographed on my walks here which I will post eventually; but today I wanted to step back in time for a moment and share a door I may already have written about, although it was so long ago most of you wouldn’t have known me in that ‘life’. One of our tropical Central American lives was in Costa Rica, in 2014. It was a beautiful world and gave us a lifetime of wonderful memories and new friendships.  There was so much in paradise to keep my m