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Griff - Photo by Douglas M. MacIlroy

Griff – Photo by Douglas M. MacIlroy

“You are not listening,” said Gwen.

“I am! I truly am!” replied Melanie. “What you are telling me doesn’t make sense!”

“What don’t you get? I am breaking up with Griff.”

“Why would you want to break up with Griff? He’s a great guy! You are perfect together! He is sweet, kind, attentive, handsome, intelligent, and he loves you!”

“He might be all that but you just don’t understand Melanie. He snores. He flosses his teeth at the table. He farts and talks about barking spiders.”

“What am I missing?”

“What you don’t get is that he bugs me!”

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Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers, and to Doug MacIlroy for the inspiring photo!

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

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There is something so very delicate looking about jellyfish. They gather up the water creating a balloon effect and then release moving forward. I wanted to share with you today some of the jellyfish that I saw when I was in Alaska! I saw two different kinds: One was a bright orange with long tentacles, the other was white with very short tentacles.

This one was in the bay at the town of Ketchikan. It was the bright color that drew my eye as I looked down on it!

Glowing jellyfish

Glowing jellyfish

Long tentacles

Long tentacles

It’s a real beauty!

Fanning out

Fanning out

This next one is quite different in not only size, but color.

Full of water

Full of water

This jellyfish was also in the bay at Ketchikan.

Release

Release

This last shot is of the same kind of jellyfish, but this one was shot in Glacier Bay!

Swimming along

Swimming along

Aren’t they neat?

Well, I wish you a wonderful Wednesday! Have one heck of an amazing day, and thank you for stopping by! Be well! ^..^

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When we went on a cruise, one of the things that I noticed was that there was artwork everywhere! It was in the hallways, staircases, and in the main gathering areas. I wondered what it would be like to have a cruise line want to use your art. Imagine? For today, I wanted to share the variety of the art that we saw! Ready?

I love this artist’s work that we saw on the outer wall of the art gallery on board.

Landscape at the art gallery

Landscape at the art gallery

At ceiling level, near the elevator, was this bit of metal artwork.

Hanging from the ceiling

Hanging from the ceiling

On the walls in one of the corridors I found these next two pieces which are of ships…

Painting of a cruise ship

Painting of a cruise ship

Ships

Ships

Outside one of the restaurants, this piece was on the wall.

From outside one of the restaurants

From outside one of the restaurants

Art could be found on the floors too! Check out this floor!

Tile work on the floor

Tile work on the floor

Now if I could only get them to feature my photography…. :)

Have a terrific Tuesday, and thanks for dropping by today! Be well! ^..^

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The other day when I was wandering around the backyard looking at the little world out back, I came upon another area where mushrooms were sprouting. The only reason I noticed these is because the soil was being pushed up, and resembled a gopher trail. Looking closer I discovered the mushrooms! Great camouflage if you ask me!

Check it out.

They are hard to see

They are hard to see

Did you see them? There are three.

They really do blend right in, so I felt very lucky to capture these hidden beauties!

Blends right in

Blends right in

Here is the mushroom revealed!

The mushroom revealed

The mushroom revealed

Here are a pair from the side. There is a lot of dirt on top, and if I had not walked around the pushed up soil, I might have missed these!

Pushing up

Pushing up

When they do pop the surface, they are hidden amongst the leaf litter and soil debris, as you can see by this next photo.

Hidden by debris

Hidden by debris

One last shot for you…Here are the gills in a close up.

The gills

The gills

While I tried to identify this mushroom I could not find the name. Do you know what this mushroom is? I would love to hear from you!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a splendid Saturday! Be well! ^..^

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This week the topic selected for the WordPress Photo Challenge is “Twinkle.” The challenge requires me to find anything that twinkles…I think I have just the photos! Let’s go take a look!

Sunlight on ice crystals catches my eye.

Ice crystals

Ice crystals

The twinkling lights on a cruise ship make the interior festive!

Lights

Lights

I would not have seen this spider web if the light didn’t catch the drops of water just right, which is what made me look in that direction.

Raindrops on a spider web

Raindrops on a spider web

I could have taken 100 photos of this scene and all would be different due to the moving water.

Sunlight on the water

Sunlight on the water

You can really see the twinkling in this photo of icebergs floating in Glacier Bay.

Icebergs

Icebergs

One last shot, that of Christmas lights in the square of Prescott, AZ.

Christmas lights

Christmas lights

Did I do OK? :) Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend! Be well! ^..^

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I have a natural curiosity that always leads me to looking in places that most would not take the time to look at. It is surprising what one can find when you look closely at the miniature world that is right outside the back door! So, with that in mind, I took a stroll out back to look at the tiny world that exists on the two acres we live on!

Here is what I spied:

Sprouting through wood

Sprouting through wood

No longer in the dark

No longer in the dark

Up from the bark

Up from the bark

Renewal

Renewal

Little umbrellas

Little umbrellas

Neat little mushrooms, aren’t they?

Have a terrific Tuesday! Thanks for coming along on my stroll, and be well! ^..^

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Sunday! Today is the day of the week that I take part in Alastair Forbes’ Sunday Photo Fiction! This is a flash fiction challenge where Al provides a photo prompt and you, the writer, have to come up with a story that has a beginning, middle and end using 200 words or less. Here is my story…

From Inside the Cave

The Dragon - Photo by Alastair Forbes

The Dragon – Photo by Alastair Forbes


The castle was cold. The walls of stone closed in on me. I had to get out. I dressed quickly. I left the castle and headed out through the manicured gardens, ignoring the beauty that lie around me. I moved past them quickly heading into the forest.

I followed a little used path, winding up and down, around and through the trees to a clearing of mostly moss covered granite rock. From a slight crevice, I noticed what appeared to be smoke slowly drifting out and upwards. It was worth investigating.

It took a bit of climbing to get to where I saw the smoke emerging. There was a bit of debris around the opening, which reaching out I was able to clear. I peered into the opening and was startled when a set of glowing yellow eyes looked back at me. It blinked. I gasped and sat back on my heels, my hand clutching my throat.

A slight noise drew me in for a closer look. A tiny dragon emerged from the cave. “I knew you would come for me one day,” it said. “You and I are destined to have many, many adventures. Are you ready?”

“Yes.”
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Thank you Al for the inspiring photo that aided me in coming up with this bit of flash! And, thank you dear reader for taking the time to stop by to read my little story! I hope that you enjoyed it!

Have a spectacular Sunday and be well! ^..^

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