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Accidents Happen - Photo by Roger Bultot

Accidents Happen – Photo by Roger Bultot

Driving slowly, he grabbed the bottle of Wild Turkey. He drank long and slow. Wiping his mouth with the back of his hand, he belched loudly. Resealing the bottle, he tossed it next to him. He looked back at the road. The double yellow line of the road kept crossing over itself. Closing one eye resolved the issue.

Suddenly, something flew out onto the road in front of him. He slammed on his brakes missing the critter, ending up in a wall of ivy. Shaking, he backed out. The turkey standing on the side of the road winked and gobbled.
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Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers, and to Roger Bultot for the photo that inspired this story!

Thank you dear reader for taking the time to drop on by today! Have an amazing Friday and a wonderful, relaxing weekend! Be well! ^..^

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Let's Barbecue! - Photo by Bjorn Rudberg

Let’s Barbecue! – Photo by Bjorn Rudberg

“I don’t like it!” said Molly.

“There is nothing wrong with pink” said Raul defensively.

“Yes there is! It just does not fit.”

“Well,” replied Raul, “if you really want to get into it, how about you do something to clean up your deck!”

Molly glared at Raul. “What is wrong with my potted plants and my barbecue?”

“What is wrong is that most of your plants are dead, and let me ask you this: When was the last time you used that barbecue?”

The following day Molly lit the barbecue and started cooking. Raul sizzled as he cooked.
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Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers! And also to Bjorn Rudberg for the photo that inspired this story!

And, many thanks to you dear reader for taking the time to stop in for a bit! Have an amazing Thursday and be well! ^..^

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I decided today, being laid up with an ankle injury after falling over one of the cats, that today I would share with you some photos of a recent road trip! I had all sorts of plans of things to be done, including heading out to take more photos, but alas, I am housebound again, and not from chemo! That is coming up next week! So, let’s hit the road for some shots! :)

A bridge on the road…

Graffiti at the Rock Creek Bridge

Graffiti at the Rock Creek Bridge

The leaves on the Buckeye trees are browning, the flowers spent, and the seed pods are now developing. Later in the season, these little pods will resemble pears.

Developing Buckeye seed pods

Developing Buckeye seed pods

Stopping in a town, I admire a building and spy a crack in a wall.

Cracked

Cracked

Driving on a dirt road we come across an area where fire swept through last year. I found it interesting that there was a fungus growing on a burnt up tree.

All burned up!

All burned up!

The hillsides were covered with spiderwebs. The sun was shining just right, so you can see one of the bowl shapes that covered the hillside.

Thorns and webbing

Thorns and webbing

The remains of wildflowers!

Spent

Spent

I love finding faeries, and they are everywhere!

Faeries

Faeries

And upon returning we stop at a creek…

Rock Creek

Rock Creek

I love the peacefulness of the Sierra Foothills! I hope that you enjoyed the shots on the road!

Have a wonderful Wednesday! And, thank you for stopping by! Be well! ^..^

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In Pieces - Photo by Alastair Forbes

In Pieces – Photo by Alastair Forbes

She reflected on her day. It started well enough. She had her morning coffee with her husband, then got dressed and went outside to spray the liquid deer fencing. Then she hit the shower afterwards because the slight breeze covered her with the spray and she smelled like rotten eggs.

She next had to deal with Amazon.com over a purchase, which they had screwed up. It took 45 minutes to come to a resolution. She had to re-pack the purchase, which with the three items had to go back to two different places, and she only had one box. She still could not believe that the one package needed two shipping labels to two different places. Once done, she was ready to head to town to meet up for lunch with friends.

Lunch was delightful. They had gone out for Chinese food. She headed back home. The aromas from the crock-pot dinner were amazing. She had made a beef chuck roast for tacos, which came out great!

She headed out to the garden to have a cocktail with her husband, which was when she tripped and fell. She found herself unzipped because she had had fallen to pieces!
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Thank you to Alastair Forbes for hosting Sunday Photo Fiction! I loved the inspiring photo Al!

And, thank you dear reader for dropping in today. Have a stupendous Sunday!

Be well! ^..^

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The Flight - Photo by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The Flight – Photo by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

She looked once more out the window at the wing of the plane.

“Please come with me ma’am,” said the Air Marshall.

She got up from her seat, clearly agitated. “It was really there!” she said.

“Right,” replied the Air Marshall.

As she stood there in the aisle, she looked at the people around her. There was fear of her on their faces. They all watched as the Air Marshall snapped on the handcuffs. He walked her to the back of the plane.

Five minutes later, another passenger sitting over the wing screamed. “There’s a gargoyle on the wing!”
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Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers!

And, thank you dear reader for stopping by! Be well! ^..^

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One of Many - Photo by Alastair Forbes

One of Many – Photo by Alastair Forbes

Standing at the top of the hill, Al looked out over the ruins. All that was left there were the foundation stones. It was the fourth week of his vacation and he needed photos for his Sunday Photo Fiction Blog.

He had thus far taken more than 1,000 photos and he was looking forward to figuring out which he would use for the flash fiction blog. It was not an easy task choosing a photo. He liked the photos that made folks stop and think about what they would write.

He thought about some of the places he had already seen. There was the Bay of Indigo where he photographed the rusted old boat stuck in the sand on the beach. There was that amazing view from the window of his room at Casamere featuring the old church spires in the distance. He was excited about the shots he took inside the Biot glassworks. And, there was that unusual statue in the center of town at Viogneir.

As he stood on top of the hill, looking over the remains of the ruins at Asterlorn he smiled, and thought, “I wonder who AnElephantCant will kill here.”
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Thank you to Alastair Forbes for hosting Sunday Photo Fiction!

And thank you dear reader for taking the time to stop by and visit!

Be well! ^..^

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Kuàizi - Photo by Marie Gail Stratford

Kuàizi – Photo by Marie Gail Stratford

The three women sat down for a dim sum lunch at the Hong Kong Flower Lounge. They were the only non-Asians in the restaurant.

The server came by to drop off tea and one of the women asked the waiter for kuàizi. Surprised, she ran off and returned with three pairs.

As the carts rolled on by, they picked the dishes that appealed to them. The women all began to eat, each one deftly using their chopsticks.

The women realized that the entire restaurant got quiet. All eyes watched them intently, surprised to see these were not fork people!
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Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers, and to Marie Gail Stratford for the inspiring photo!

And, thank you dear reader for taking the time to drop by for a bit of flash!

Be well! ^..^

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My dear friend Amy over at Petals Unfolding just posted a lovely series of macro photos on the bees she found hovering around her lavender. I realized that I forgot about the series of bee photos that I shot recently! We have lovely crepe myrtles in the yard and the trees hum with the activity of the bees every morning. So, I set myself up with the mono-pod and started snapping photos. My challenge was to capture shots while the bees not only moved, but as the wind blew. I took a whole series of photos and these came out the best!

The Honeybee

The Honeybee

Harvesting

Harvesting

Hairy

Hairy

Pollen ball

Pollen ball

One final shot! :)

Looking right at me

Looking right at me

Neat – huh? Be sure to check out Amy’s post too! You can get there by clicking HERE!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, and thank you for taking the time to drop by!

Beeeeeee well! ^..^

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On our trip out to Stumpy Meadows, along the shore, aside from all the tree stumps which give this lake its name, are boulders. Looking at them, I noticed interesting colors and patterns. Tell me if you agree!

Blue ribbon

Blue ribbon

The doorway

The doorway

Debris

Debris

Contrasts

Contrasts

Loaded with iron ore

Loaded with iron ore

What do you think?

There was a docent at the lake. He was an elderly gentleman with a definite sense of humor! He asked me if I would like to see a fresh water crocodile. “Certainly!” was my answer. Do you see the crocodile?

Fresh water crocodile

Fresh water crocodile

Do you see it too? :)

Have a terrific Tuesday, and thank you for stopping by! Be well! ^..^

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Ben Huberman was chosen to pick out this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, and the topic he chose is “Containers.” He says, “From “Don’t judge a book by its cover” to “Don’t look at the jug, but at what it contains” (an old Rabbinic saying), we’re constantly taught that the contents of things are more important than the vessels, wrappers, and boxes that hold them in place. This week, let’s give outer shells their due and focus our lenses on things that contain other things.” So let’s go see what I have to share that fit this challenge!

Let’s celebrate the barrels that hold wine!

Barrels of wine

Barrels of wine

And the tanks too!

The tanks

The tanks

And the case boxes!

The tanks & wine boxes

The tanks & wine boxes

Let’s not forget the bottle!

5 Liter Wine Bottle

5 Liter Wine Bottle

I hope you enjoyed these containers!

Have a lovely Saturday and thank you for stopping by! Be well! ^..^

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