Teddy Bears

Some things are bigger in Texas. I just can’t figure out why. I’d have to buy a larger vehicle just to get one of these home.

Three giant teddy bears and one boy, about 7 years old, standing in front of them, coming up to about to the waist of the teddy bear

How do you get one of these home?

Photography 101: Landscape

Cattle by a pond

Cattle by a pond

Photography 101: Landscape
Day 15

Fiction Friday: Shattered Dreams

The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo prompt.


Friday Fictioneer photo prompt.  Copyright Claire Fuller

Friday Fictioneer photo prompt. Copyright Claire Fuller

A week after his father died, Lou locked the shop for the last time. When they buried his father, they buried Lou’s plans to join his father’s business after graduation.

Ten years later, on the anniversary of his father’s death, Lou stood in front of the shop, remembering his shattered dreams. He said goodbye to the life he had planned as a teenager. He looked at his watch, a Gucci limited edition, as his limo pulled up behind him. Life, he learned, rarely offered only one possibility. Lou had kept dreaming. His smile was bittersweet as he entered the limo.

Photography 101: Swarm

These are Yellow-headed Blackbirds (most of them). It took me forever to find that out, and actually I didn’t, hubby did. I spent hours and hours on the Internet, looking up “orange and black” birds. Finally, I decided they were Orioles, but I couldn’t find a photo of one with coloring just like the birds in our front yard. Hubby — somehow — discovered they were YELLOW-headed blackbirds. Well, they look orange to me.

A lot of yellow-headed blackbirds eating the birdseed on the ground

Coming in for a landing

Another photo of the yellow-headed blackbirds eating seed on the ground

Yes, they do look orange

Photography 101: Swarm

NaNoWriMo Write-In Space

A small round table with a manual typewriter on it. The sign on the typewriter says "NaNoWriMo Write-In Space"

All alone at a table for none

The sign on the typewriter that says "NaNoWriMo Write-In Space"

Yes, this is the place

I only tried NaNoWriMo once; didn’t make my 50,000 words. I never went to a write-in, as they seemed to be night-owl oriented and that didn’t mesh with my work schedule. For all those who participate in NaNoWriMo, I salute you!


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