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1,000 Words worth 2017-16

Each Friday,  To find out more click here. Last week I posted photos I took while I rode IN Chicago’s Green-Line L train.  This week the photos are what I saw FROM the same train. Here’s my bit of flash fiction.  It may be a bit autobiographical. Eloise felt her pupils enlarged after each “L” stop. It’s as if her eyes are trying hard to let more sensation saturate her brain. People going to work; people going to school; people going to church. People everywhere. Sun reflects off of stainless steel and glass; old architecture peeks between the legs of…

Gratitude Monday: Fall and the City

Mr. B turned 18 this month.  We gave him a choice of birthday presents:  1) cash; 2) shopping with G-Mom; 3) dinner a day at Open House Chicago.  He picked a day with us in Chicago.  I tried to imagine how I’d react if my grandmother offered me a day with her in Chicago.  Oh yeah, Grandma was pretty cool for a grandma.  Still, I feel really blessed that Mr. B chose us, and Chicago, as a birthday present. Here’s a few more things on my gratitude list this week: Fall colors in full swing.  I began to think about fall…

Photo Friday:  Changing perspectives

I got my final chapter back into bed – Again.  Whew!  I hope that insolent child stays where she belongs.   Next adventure is two pronged:  enter writing contests and seek out publishing opportunities.   CoCo got an apartment, which means I will have an empty nest, but feathered nest. An exciting and a scary embankment all at the same time. I took some photos of my verbinum.  It’s beautiful this year.  The cooler spring and abundant water was just what she craved.  Look at what I saw up close: I thought her blossoms were just white, maybe a little…

Gratitude Monday: It’s a Circus in Rockford

I love the circus.  CeCi invited me to go with her family,  Rockford is a hour’s drive from her house.  It’s closer than Chicago where the CIRCUS comes.  We went to the circus.  Just one ring.  Just a half-full stadium.  Just two clowns, some acrobats, and some jugglers.  And camels performing. Sometimes little things are sweet. Don’t you think? Today I give you some little things that bring gratitude to my heart: Five redbreast robins hopping and stopping in the early morning dew.  Each stops, tilts her head, and  to pulls a worm from the freshly mowed lawn. Lily of…

Photo Friday: The Beholder’s Eye

Weeds, hated weeds. I think they are beautiful testaments of the way life’s desire to persevere, to carry on, to endure. I took one photo and applied different filters.  Which one do you like the best? #1  No Filter   #2:  Chrome Filter   #3:  Noir Filter   I took the shot with my iPhone6.  No special lens or lighting except what nature provides. Would you like to see more great photos?  Head on over to Pierced Wonderings for her photo link-up.  Jen’s always got colorful photos of people and places.  This week she’s shows us some photos of “New…

TBT: May Coronation

It’s Thursday, so that means a trip down memory lane.  Please join me on my other blog as I reminisce about small town, friends, and nuns. Click here to  get there: Queen of the May  I hope this memory makes you smile as much as it did me. Related articles Queen o’ the May Kalamazoo’s St. Monica Catholic School honors Mary on May Day

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