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What? Another post? Guess I am starting to feel a bit better! Today, Shane Francescut, has been chosen to come up with a topic for the weekly WordPress Photo Challenge. His topic is angles. Please do check out the weekly post to see suggestions for how to take photos for this challenge.

I realized that I had two sets of photos that would meet this challenge. One is of a test plane taking off from the airport where I live. The other is of the youngest in our household. I hope that you enjoy these photos. Let’s start with the test plane…

Facing East

Facing East

Facing North

Facing North

Facing West

Facing West

Now for the youngest…

Facing Forward

Facing Forward

Facing Back

Facing Back

Should have named him “Fang?”

Upside down

Upside down

What do you think?

There you have it! Angles. Thanks for stopping by today and may you forever be well…. ^..^

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Krista over at WordPress has chosen the topic “inspiration” for this week’s photo challenge. She says, “What is your inspiration? What moves you? What is it that never fails to motivate you, to get you going, or make you happy? It could be the bench in a quiet section of the park where you go to center yourself. Maybe it’s a favorite piece of music or book passage that boosts your enthusiasm. Or, maybe it’s the face of the love of your life, a treasured memento, or the unconditional love you see in the eyes of your pet.” I get inspired by a number of things. Here is what inspires me.

After a rain, I am inspired to take my camera outside to take close up photos that capture the drops of water on the spring blossoms.

All wet!

All wet!

I am also inspired to look for the abundance of mushrooms that pop up after a spring rain.

Mushrooms in moss

Mushrooms in moss

I like finding places that offer serenity and a place to relax.

The chair seen a second way

The chair seen a second way

Because of the beauty that I find in places, I am inspired to explore. Here are some shots of places that I have seen on these explorations.

Hiking through some rough terrain, I discover this lovely view of a beach.

The calm of the sea

The calm of the sea

Walking the trail gets me to a good viewing area enabling me to capture this shot of Half Dome in Yosemite.

Half Dome and Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point

Half Dome and Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point

Hiking a trail in Volcanoes National Park on the big island of Hawaii, the shrubbery opens up and I am delighted by the view.

Pit Crater of Kilauea Iki

Pit Crater of Kilauea Iki

What inspires you? To see what inspires others, click HERE!

Thanks for dropping by today and be well… ^..^

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The ever lovely Krista over at WordPress has chosen the subject “afloat” for this week’s photo challenge. The word afloat is defined as: Floating in water, or not sinking. So the series of my photos in this week’s WP photo challenge post, will show you what floats my boat! Ready? :)

A lovely water lily…

Water lily

Water lily

The beautiful Canadian Geese…

Canadian Geese

Canadian Geese

A large sailboat looks tiny as it floats on the waters in Emerald Bay…

Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay

Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay

Sighting an iceberg and knowing that it will not be able to harm the ship that I am floating on…

Blue and floating

Blue and floating

The amazing color of crepe myrtle leaves floating in water…

Crepe Myrtle leaves floating in the bird bath

Crepe Myrtle leaves floating in the bird bath

A lovely water plant that floats on a lake nearby…

Floating islands

Floating islands

What floats your boat? I would love to hear what you have to say! Have one heck of an amazing weekend, and remember: Be well! ^..^

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I love the topic for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge! Cheri Lucas Rowland is asking for us to, “consider the walls you’ve erected and decorated, the halls you walk down each day, or the exteriors you’ve ignored or neglected. What do these walls reveal about a place, people, or you?” So, let’s hit the wall running!

An artistic wall in Murphys, California.

The texture found in a rock wall

The texture found in a rock wall

A remaining wall of the Kinishba ruins of in Arizona.

A look down a side wall of the village

A look down a side wall of the village

A rock wall in Placerville, California.

Rock Wall

Rock Wall

An inside wall in one of the Las Vegas casinos.

A wall in a building

A wall in a building

Glass walls on a cruise ship.

Glass panels

Glass panels

A cracked wall in Georgetown, California.

Cracked

Cracked

A wall of bells at Arcosanti.

100 bells

100 bells

I hope that you enjoyed my selection of wall photos! Thanks for stopping by today, and have a fabulous weekend! Be well… ^..^

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It is time for another installment of Mondays Finish the Story, which is a flash fiction challenge that provides a photo prompt and the opening sentence to a story. The rules indicate that the story you come up with must be between 100-150 words, not including the opening line… Are you ready for my story?

Underwood #4 - Photo by Barbara W. Beacham

Underwood #4 – Photo by Barbara W. Beacham

The old typewriter had a mind of its own. The odd thing is that whoever owned this typewriter had bestselling books. Let’s look at some past owners.

In 1926, the first owner was Ernest Hemingway. After a night of heavy drinking, he awoke one morning to find “The Sun Also Rises” stacked neatly next to the typewriter. He did not remember writing this book which became a bestseller that year.

Margaret Mitchell owned it too. No matter what keys she struck, it typed something else. When she was done, “Gone with the Wind” was in her hands. It became the 1936 bestselling book!

This unique device found its way to George Orwell. His fingers flew over the keys, his mind whirling with a story. The typewriter produced two books for him. Both were quite different from what he had in mind. “1984” and “Animal Farm” made the bestsellers list in the 40’s.

The typewriter is now mine.  :)

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I hope that you enjoyed my entry into the Mondays Finish the Story challenge!

Mondays Finish the Story

If you wish to join in on this challenge, well, then just click HERE!

Thanks for dropping by today! Have one heck of an amazing week! Be well… ^..^

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Once again, I am participating in Rochelle Wisoff-Fields flash fiction challenge Friday Fictioneers. This challenge requires the writer to come up with a story that has a beginning, middle and end that goes along with the photo prompt. The word count: 100 or less. Today’s photo is by Rochelle herself. Are you ready for my story?

Watching - Photo by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Watching – Photo by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“There she is again, on the veranda, with a cup of coffee in her hand, and she is looking at us. Do you think she knows we watch her?” asked agent Riggs.

“With all the high tech equipment and monitoring devices, how could she?” replied agent Smith.

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On her veranda, Amanda turned towards the house on the corner. They were watching. Little did they know that she had her high tech listening device working. The ear bud in her ear allowed her to hear everything they said. Smiling, the watched was watching the watchers!

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Thank you to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers!  And thank you dear reader for taking the time to stop by today!  I hope that you enjoyed my bit of flash!  Have a terrific Thursday, and be well….   ^..^

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My Last Sunrise - Photo by Alastair Forbes

My Last Sunrise – Photo by Alastair Forbes

The photo of the sunrise through the trees hung on my bedroom wall. Little did I know when I took that photo, it would be the last sunrise I would ever see!

The day had been typical for me. I got up, had my morning cup of coffee, and then headed outdoors with my camera, which is when I snapped this photo. I had not seen the house with the three chimneys before, so of course I had to go investigate. It looked abandoned. I made the decision to return and explore the house after I got off work that day.

I looked forward to this all day. Returning home, I donned old clothes, grabbed the flashlight and headed out. When I got there, I noticed it was a run-down brick building. Trying the front door, I found it locked. As I started to turn away, I heard the door creak and saw that it was now open.

Curious, I headed in. The place was grand. It was then that I felt the cold breath on my neck as sharp teeth sunk in. I died that day. Now when I wake, the first thing I see is that last sunrise.
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Thanks go out to Alastair Forbes for hosting Sunday Photo Fiction! This is a flash fiction challenge where Al provides a photo prompt and you get to write a story with a beginning, middle and end using 200 words or less. If you would care to join in, click on Sunday Photo Fiction above, which will get you there!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope that you enjoyed my little bit of flash! Have a splendid, relaxing Sunday! Be well! ^..^

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