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Pay Per View - Photo by Alastair Forbes

Pay Per View – Photo by Alastair Forbes

“Daddy can I have fifty cents pah-lease?” asked Damien’s daughter.

Camera hanging from around his neck and being distracted because he was about to become one of the 30% club for seeing Mount McKinley, he reached into his pocket and pulled out two quarters handing them to her.

“Here you go,” he said as he raised the camera to his eye, the clouds lifting. He would catch a photo of the peak, something not many do.

His daughter ran off gripping the quarters. The person at the scope was now gone. She put in the two quarters, heard a whoosh, and was gone!

Damien stood there looking at the mountain. He caught a shot just before it disappeared behind the clouds.

He turned back towards the telescopes looking for his daughter, and could not find her. Running inside, he looked for her. He stopped at the front desk of the lodge and asked if anyone had seen her. A gal behind the desk asked, “Did you give her two quarters to look at the mountain?”

“Yes.”

She said, “Isn’t it amazing how easy fifty cents can suck you in for pay per view?” His daughter was never seen again.

Mount McKinley

Mount McKinley


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A huge thanks goes out to Alastair Forbes for hosting Sunday Photo Fiction! Great photo Al! Like you, I knew just what to do with this photo!

Thank you dear reader for taking the time to drop on by today! Be well! ^..^

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I love the different patterns one can find when looking at tree bark. On a recent outing I was struck by the amazing colors and patterns on birch bark. So, today I thought I would share with you the beauty of birch!

Let’s start by checking out this lovely quartet! What is striking is the differences in each tree!

Quartet

Quartet

I love how colorful this bark can be! I was mistaken in believing that the bark on this tree was white!

Colorful

Colorful

I love the way the bark peels back on this tree!

Peeling

Peeling

Can you see the bird’s face in the bark in this next shot?

A birds face

A birds face

This next shot shows the interior of the tree. Makes me wonder what happened to cause the split in the tree!

Banded

Banded

Can you see the person staring out from the opening in this last shot?

The face within

The face within

So, what do you think of this tree bark?

Thank you for dropping by today, and be well! ^..^

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Kevin Conboy has chosen the subject of this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge; and it is “Refraction.” What is refraction? Miriam Webster defines refraction as: 1) deflection from a straight path undergone by a light ray or energy wave in passing obliquely from one medium (as air) into another (as glass) in which its velocity is different; 2) the change in the apparent position of a celestial body due to bending of the light rays emanating from it as they pass through the atmosphere; also: the correction to be applied to the apparent position of a body because of this bending; and 3) the action of distorting an image by viewing through a medium. I share with you refraction!

Split image

Split image

Angles

Angles

Bending light

Bending light

Reflected lines

Reflected lines

Running through

Running through

From the center

From the center

Did I meet the challenge?

Have a fantastic Friday and thank you for visiting with me today! Be well! ^..^

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As the world around us changes with the seasons, I find fall all around me. I love watching the world blanket itself in all the lovely shades of golds to reds. On a recent drive that my husband and I took, I captured some of these amazing fall colors! How about we check it out together? Ready?

The beauty of fall!

The beauty of fall!

Pretty, isn’t it? Here is a close up shot from that same spot!

Bands of color

Bands of color

Check out the blanket at the base of this mountain!

A blanket of color at the base of a mountain

A blanket of color at the base of a mountain

A lake, nestled in between the mountains, has lots of color around it!

Fall colors surround a lake

Fall colors surround a lake

Then there are the contrasting colors of the evergreens and the deciduous trees!

Contrasting colors

Contrasting colors

Isn’t fall just lovely?

Have a wonderful Wednesday! Thanks for dropping by! Have an amazing day and be well! ^..^

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The Last He Saw - Photo by BW Beacham

The Last He Saw – Photo by BW Beacham

The people waved at him from the bridge below. Little did he know that this would be the last time that he would see people again.

He had been hiking along the trail just west of the Gorigan River. His day-pack was nestled on his back. Inside he carried water, a small bite to eat, and a change of clothes just in case.

He had been examining an unusual rock formation when he heard the sound. It began as a slight humming noise, and then grew louder as it got closer. He stopped to look up, which is where the sound was coming from and noticed a glowing orb about 1,000 feet above. It was getting closer with each passing second.

Suddenly a beam of light shot down from the craft, illuminating him in an orange colored glow. Unable to move he transported to the ship. He then found himself looking out a window before him. The people waved.
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This is my submission to this week’s Mondays Finish the Story! If you would like to participate in this challenge, using the opening line, you get to finish the story using between 100-150 words, which does not include the beginning sentence! Have some fun and join in with your bit of flash!

Have a great Monday and be well! ^..^

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Getting Rid of the Old - Photo by Alastair Forbes

Getting Rid of the Old – Photo by Alastair Forbes

I am old if you look at me by the standards of the young today. I remember a time not long ago that we all cherished what was old.

Back in the day, we made things well enough. If it needed repair, the repair would last for many years to come. We revered the old folks for their knowledge and their wisdom. They were the ones who taught us to use only what we needed, how to repair and restore, and to love one another.

So here today I sit. I look at the world around me and see that the ways of the old are not the ways of the new. Today I watch and see that society has become a “throw away” society. They call it upgrading. In my day, having a telephone was a luxury. For the young today it is a necessity, one that they toss out when a newer model comes out.

Ah, yes, as I sit here today, I watch as the lovely brick building destroyed that used to house my uncle’s mercantile. Today is the day that I must turn myself in as well. I will be replaced by a newer model.
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Thank you to Alastair Forbes for hosting Sunday Photo Fiction, and for the photo that inspired this story…

And, thank you dear reader for taking the time to stop by today! Have an amazing, and relaxing Sunday and be well! ^..^

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Get a little bit of rain, mix it with a bit of leaf litter, and the mushrooms begin to pop! You can find them everywhere, even in the grass and mossy areas of the yard! Today I wanted to share some of these lovelies with you that I took after our recent rain!

Coming up from leaf litter

Coming up from leaf litter

I discovered this mushroom which reminds me of…well tell me if you agree from the photo description!

The booby mushroom

The booby mushroom

Here is a newie! You can gauge the size of it by the blades of grass that surround it!

Teeny tiny

Teeny tiny

Here is one that has already shed its spores and is fading…

Curling

Curling

Wandering about, I discovered these flat tops!

Flat tops

Flat tops

And, one final shot of a lovely mix of mushrooms…

A lovely mix

A lovely mix

I hope that you enjoyed these mushrooms! Thank you for taking the time to drop on by! Have a spectacular Saturday! Be well! ^..^

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