Weekly Photo Challenge – Treat

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Treat.”

It had to be food.  And these are my Achilles heel.  Thanks, Costco.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Careful When Nana is in charge

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Careful.”

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Teaching her great granddaughter how to put on some red lipstick and live a little.

Weekly Photo Challenge – (Extra)ordinary – Grasse, France

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “(Extra)ordinary.”

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I could not walk down this street in Grasse without wanting to break into the epilogue of Les Miserables…

“Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Somewhere beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?
Do you hear the people sing?
Say, do you hear the distant drums?
It is the future that they bring
When tomorrow comes!”

Weekly Photo Challenge – Change – Yellowstone National Park

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.”

“In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.”

– Charles A. Lindbergh

In 2008 our family took one of our best trips ever to a natural wonderland, Yellowstone National Park.  I can’t think of a place that better describes the word “change,” as the landscape and conditions in this national treasure are in a state of constant change.  As described here “Yellowstone National Park is the largest natural geothermal area in the world with many colorful hot springs, acid pools, and microscopic life that are able to survive the extreme conditions. Due to the extreme heat and acidity in the Norris Geyser Basin and Mud Volcano area, few thermoacidophilic microorganisms have emerged with a specialized metabolism of using reduced inorganic molecules to adapt to their environment. Due to these specialized metabolism and natural causes, Yellowstone National Park is known for being the most changeable thermal area in the world.” 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Grid – 9/11 Memorial Museum

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Grid.”

The Ascent.  9/11 Memorial Museum

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”
Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl, in Shanksville, Pa., in 2002

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Connected – Children of Eden

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Connected.”

Switching it up a little from my initial reaction to post a cool photo of a staircase or a bridge.  When I thought back about the word connected, an event came to mind.  A few years ago, my daughter, who is heavily involved in youth theater, was part of a production called “Children of Eden.”  We aren’t particularly religious, so we weren’t sure what our reaction to the show would be.  She loved the cast and the producer, and went in without expectation.

Good drama casts have to connect, and this one most certainly did.  I don’t know if you can tell from the expressions on the faces of the children in this show, but they were connected to the music, the audience and each other in a way I have never seen a youth cast achieve.  It was beautiful.  Music and performance connects us in so many ways.

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From Every Angle – Weekly Photo Challenge

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “From Every Angle.”

“Lighthouses are not just stone, brick, metal, and glass. There’s a human story at every lighthouse; that’s the story I want to tell.” ― Elinor Dewire

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Not too hard to get angles from the top of the lighthouse at the southern tip of Cozumel, Mexico.  What a view!