WORDPRESS PHOTO CHALLENGE – REFRACTION

It was late, but I wasn’t ready to sleep. I walked out on the deck of the shore house, with what little was left of my wine. There was a chill in the air, off the ocean. A pleasant chill. I sat and sighed. I had been tired all day. My eyes caught the refraction of my neighbor’s garage light through the crimson, red torch in front of me. “No use lighting it,” I told my self. Too much of a breeze.

It had been a strange day.

Earlier, Jeff and I sat in a book store, one of my favorite pastimes, and I had picked up a magazine with Robin Williams on the cover. I thought I was interested. I really enjoyed him when he was alive. In death, it made me too sad. I put the magazine down. I couldn’t read it all.

Returning home, we stopped at the library. I had heard about The Book Thief, so I went in and requested that. (I couldn’t find the book on the shelf, but someone, not me, was smart enough to say, “look on the return rack”. And there it was. I was wearing a t-shirt that had John Lennon plastered across the front. (I see a theme here.) The librarian nodded toward my chest ( I must say I was taken aback! – Aback? That is a word, right?)

“Are you a fan?” he asked.

Of course my reply was yes.

He asked, “Of John or the Beatles in general?”

“Both,” I replied

“Have you ever seen Martin Scorcece’s ‘Living in the Material World?’ It’s great. About George Harrison.”

Long story short, he retrieved it for me. Jeff and I watched it. It was great.

So after Robin, and George, and wearing my Lennon t-shirt I sat on the deck and stared at the crimson red torch. I looked up at the sky. My tears intensified the tinkle in the stars.

I breathed in the cool air and whispered, “I hope you’re having a better day today, mom.”
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SIDEBAR: A dear friend of mine posted the words to this song by Bette Midler. Yesterday was a strange day.

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CEE’S WHICH WAY PHOTO CHALLENGE 2014 – #16

Follow the sign to the mellow, yellow walk in the park.  A relaxing stroll to recharge the soul. This is autumn in Knight Park, right around the corner from our house.  Not too shabby. ;-)
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CEE’S FUN PHOTO CHALLENGE – VIBRANT COLORS

I know. I’ve been a mobile ad for Storybook Land in NJ but it afforded me a ton of fun foto opportunities. My little friend and I took a walk through the Alice in Wonderland exhibit and ended up in a maze of playing cards. It took this cunning five year old to get us out of that tangled web, but in order to get to the maze one needs to slide into the entrance. These are the actual colors. That’s why I thought it was appropriate for Cee’s challenge this week.

“Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.” OOPS! Wrong movie!

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CEE’S ODD BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 33

Storybook Land. McKee City, NJ.

CEE’S ODD BALL CHALLENGE

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Igor: Dr. Frankenstein…
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: “Fronkensteen.”
Igor: You’re putting me on.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No, it’s pronounced “Fronkensteen.”
Igor: Do you also say “Froaderick”?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No… “Frederick.”
Igor: Well, why isn’t it “Froaderick Fronkensteen”?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: It isn’t; it’s “Frederick Fronkensteen.”
Igor: I see.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You must be Igor.
[He pronounces it ee-gor]
Igor: No, it’s pronounced “eye-gor.”
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: But they told me it was “ee-gor.”
Igor: Well, they were wrong then, weren’t they?
If you haven’t seen Young Frankenstein with Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle and Madeline Kahn and Marty Feldman and Cloris Leachman and Gene Hackman and Teri Garr and a cast of thousands, you should give it a go. You’ll be in stitches (excuse the frankensteinish pun) from beginning to end.

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CEE’S WHICH WAY PHOTO CHALLENGE 2014 – #15

I got caught up in a maze
Of anticipation,
Gratitude,
Happiness,
Love,
And mindfulness.
I got trapped in a maze
And I hope I never find the way out.

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It’s morning.
You open your eyes.
You can choose happy, grateful, motivated.
Or you could choose sad, sorrowful, and uninspired.
Which way are you headed?

Rise to the occasion.

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CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – SOFT PASTELS

You’re probably going to see a good amount of Halloween posts this month, but tis the season.  Yes. This time of year you can’t spin around twice without seeing a goblin, draped in Christmas lights, holding a turkey leg.  Yes. They have gone and mushed all three holidays together in the malls and department stores.  (Do they still call them department stores?) And YES. I’m doing Halloween.

Here’s my entry for a soft pastel witchy post.  Edits done in PicsArt.

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