Tag Archives: Childhood

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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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: 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: Chanticleer’s Hidden Secrets, ESCAPE (4)

All good things have to come to an end, and so does our visit to Chanticleer, the glorious gardens of the former Adolph Rosengarten Sr. estate (his firm eventually became part of Merck Pharmaceuticals). In previous posts we entered the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: DREAMING

Eyes wide with dreams — Do you remember when you were like this? Maybe you still are —

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FLEETING MOMENT

Two monsters came to scare us — But they were only monsters for a fleeting moment — just as childhood itself only lasts a fleeting moment. Ask any parent — (Addendum: Blogger friend Martin, of Thoughts from Finchley, sent along … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: THROUGH, 2

If you want to go to the other side, you’ll have to go THROUGH the Potato Island Bridge, not forgetting to walk your horses, or you’ll pay a hefty $2.00 fine. If your horses are feisty or only imperfectly under your … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: LAUNCH!

Here is Hannah at the moment of launching herself into space in the excitement and joy at a family wedding: Exuberance itself!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Family, 2

Here’s another family twosome of grandchildren: Big brother Ben with little sister Libby (long before the birth of littlest brother Hayden), taken with skill and love by their daddy (and our son).

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