Category Archives: Happiness

Weekly Photo Challenge: ORANGE

Who doesn’t love orange? I certainly do! It gives me joy, sparks my enthusiasm, makes me happy. What’s not to love? Surely one of the reasons for the worldwide popularity of Hallowe’en is — PUMPKINS! Which are orange-est of the oranges. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: DREAMY, 2

After the first Dreamy post’s spookiness, let’s move on to something lighter and —well, dreamier! Some folks dream in technicolor, others in black and white. Then there are those, like me, who dream in chocolate. (And related pastries, as well … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

CORN! I love love love love love it. I wait impatiently until the first puny ears are offered here in the Pioneer Valley, and then will try one, knowing full well that the real, gen-u-wine article — sweet, crunchy, delectable, … 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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Happy Christmas to All!

It seems paradoxical that the quintessential Christmas plant comes to North America from the tropics. Yes, the poinsettia’s heat and vivid color originate in Mexico. The cheerful flowers so delighted Joel Roberts Poinsett, first United States Minister to Mexico, that he … 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: HABIT

Nothing unexpected, unusual, or dramatic. This week’s photo challenge asks for the ordinary, the quotiedien, the habitual. This is the earliest “habitual” for me, it’s what I see these days when I open my eyes first thing in the morning: … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FLEETING (1)

Fortune is fleeting, so the saying goes. Certainly true when it comes to the fortune in a fortune cookie! We crack open the cookie, brush it aside (do you actually eat it? I almost never do),  read the fortune and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: THE SIGN SAYS (2)

Another Truth in Advertising sign: This store in the Holyoke Mall sells exactly what you think they’d sell, and each candy concoction is ickier, stickier, and gooier than the next! I think you have to be six years old; otherwise … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ESCAPE INTO CHANTICLEER (3)

Nothing like being overwhelmed with beauty, is there? I’m posting more photos from Chanticleer Garden, south of Philadelphia, where we had a blissful escape just last week. (Two previous posts here and here on View have given you brief glimpses: check … Continue reading

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