Category Archives: Childhood

Weekly Photo Challenge: SCALE

A slam-dunk on this one — A visit to the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures in Tucson, Arizona demands a metamorphosis on entry: How the Hub has scaled down! (The museum is a fascinating place, a paradise for anyone who ever … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SIGNS

Like most of you, I’ve encountered plenty of interesting/attention getting/compelling signs in my time. But this one, marking a door in the Mini-Time Machine, the Museum of Miniatures in Tucson, Arizona, intrigued me the most! I didn’t have the nerve to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: DIALOGUE

Who ever knew I had such talkative photographs? They keep chatting to each other, kind of behind my back. When I began looking and listening, though, I caught ’em in the act: Everything’s ready — who comes here? Ride ’em, cowgirls! (Horses … Continue reading

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: TEXTURE

What a great challenge! The sense of touch has always been very powerful for me, from the time I was very small, and fabrics of all kinds made my fingertips itch. Not itch, allergy! Itch to touch them — And … Continue reading

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: ZIG ZAG

In my sophomore year in high school I vaguely remember taking Biology. I don’t have much of a head for science, so what happened in the Biology classroom, stayed in the Biology classroom. All except one little homily preached by our teacher … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: THRESHOLD

How many senses there are to the word “threshold”! I’m starting off with a genkan, a kind of no-man’s-land space between  the street and a house in Japan. This threshold figuratively marks the difference between inside (no shoes) and outside (shoes). The next threshold opens from outside gardens to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: STREET LIFE

Is it indoors? Is it outdoors? Today’s passegiatas are as likely to take place in an indoor mall as an outdoor plaza. And by extension, some of the stores in the mall have become places in which to view street life. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: TREASURE

Three out of seven treasures in one photo, not bad! Not the best picture in the world, neither technically, nor flatteringly. But their obvious glee in this moment is my joy! A treasured memory — Three of the seven grandchildren, several … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: COMMUNITY

What more community is necessary than a boy and his new dog, tired out together:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: INSIDE

I’m a city girl at heart, not so much for the outdoors. My mother used to chase me outside after school, “Go out and play in the fresh air!” So it’s probably no wonder that, decades later, I still like … Continue reading

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