This challenge comes from a small writing group. We have a series of questions that we answer and share. The goal is to answer at least one per week.
Name something you wish was “glow in the dark.”
Getting That Special Glow
My first suggestion would be for the back of the remote control. Somehow, when it falls off the sofa or end table it always falls face down so you can’t see the white buttons. If it’s night, especially in low light, it blends in with shadows, the print on the rug and my improperly discarded socks. Maybe it could just have small letters on the back that spell “remote.” That way, if a human in the household or a pet knocks it under the sofa, the letters would glow enough to identify it.
I could probably also use just a small dot of glow in the dark anything on the bathroom door knob. For the times I wake at 3 AM to use the facilities, so I don’t have to turn on every light in the house and wake everyone up for my 3 AM party.
My cell phone could use like a strip of tape on the back for those times it falls out of my purse in the car and slides under the seat. While in the car it’s easy enough to use the phone hands-free when it’s connected to the system, so I might miss the fact that it fell out during my trip to the store.
Something on my glasses. They are phony tortoise shell colored and really can become lost in seconds. Then I have to go in search of another pair of glasses to locate the lost ones.
This almost sounds like a laundry list of complaints from an old geezer who is fumbling around in the dark and has just stubbed their toe on an item out of place. Sadly, it sounds a lot like me.
This is the Nancy Merrill challenge, and this week’s theme is Halloween.
I was walking around the house with camera in hand and my great-granddaughter asked what I was looking for. I told her something that represent Halloween for us. She said we could take down all the hundreds of pumpkins and spiders and web like things, that this was the only decoration we needed. It has a cat and a pumpkin and that is enough.
Then she took it off the wall and hung it on the door for me to photograph. What can I say it is the perfect decoration.
We also went to our favorite pumpkin patch to get pumpkin and apple cider donuts, a pumpkin and some memories. Now that is pretty close to perfect.
This is for the Nancy Merrill weekly challenge.
My family has discovered and embraced lake life. From hanging out on the beach in summer to ice fishing in winter it is a very large part of their lives. Getting home from work often means driving past the lake and seeing what it looks like today, checking the radar to see can we get some time in on the boat. From early spring to late fall it is all about the boat.
The lake they live near is a nice size private lake that is over 200 acres large. At the deepest part it is about 40 feet deep. There are a couple of large beaches for residents and quite a few small beaches for private use only. The lake supports about a dozen different types of fish as well as a fair amount of migratory water fowl.
All summer long there are events on the waterfront for boaters and non boaters. Summer camp for children is at the beach and lessons are offered in sailing and boating. All sorts of water craft take advantage of the mostly calm waters from kayaks to paddle boards to canoes and jet ski’s.
I think we are quite lucky that the lake has become an important part of so many lives. It gives family a ready event to get out on the lake and watch 4th of July fireworks or a quiet concert on a weeknight. Not to mention the winter of boat repair and prep that has become the new normal.
This is the Nancy Marrill weekly chalenge for this week.
What a delightful and difficult challenge. Somehow I instantly thought of the cats as subjects for this challenge ( I have no idea why). Then I found the book I was looking for. Next step try hearding cats. Well, I got 2 out of 3 to cooperate, sort of. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did trying to have the lions behave.
This is for the Nancy Merrill weekly challenge.
Recently I havve been lucky enough to visit Natural History Museum’s in 2 different cities. Here are my contributions. Thanks.
This is for Nancy Merrill’s weekly challenge.
This great photo could easily grace cards for many years.
We all love the ones with the children who are crying and screaming, but this one is just delightful.
The entire world is the palette for this challenge, which makes it very difficult. So I looked through photos to see where the most vibrant color jumped out at me. In my collection it was the photos taken in my favorite quilt store in Anchorage, Alaska.
Here is a small sample of the fabrics in the store and a quilt that is one way to show off those vibrant colors. Many of the fabrics they carry are exclusive to Alaska and can only be purchased at stores in that state. I hope you enjoy.
I rather think this is my life. I do believe some people are meant to be symmetrical and some are not. I am in the latter group.
I find things more pleasing to my eye if they are just a little bit off-center.
While the bird is centered in this photo, the branches , being off-center almost act as a frame for the bird.
I have the people off-center here which give them more importance in the picture.
I know that when it comes to hanging paintings on the wall or creating art, I again go for the off-center. When making quilts I find that I like the change it gives to what might be a traditional quilt. So I have added a quilt that is off-center.
I love mountains. Big snow-capped majestic ones and soft curving old ones like the Smokey’s. When I lived in Alaska last year I saw them daily and loved every bit of it This photo is of a pass through the mountains last summer.
This is a lovely quilt pattern called Moon Over the Mountains.
This is for the Nancy Merrill challenge, A Photo A Week.
I am trying to do the photo a week challenge by Nancy Merrill, this week it is “Boats & Ships.”
This is a cruise ship that was in the harbor in Seward Alaska. It is the first cruise ship that was going north through the northern passage. It was traveling with its own ice breaker ship in the lead. This was going from Seward to New York City and was going to take 3 months.
Two of my son-in-laws were very happy with the purchase of this old boat, so happy they could not wait to put it in water to enjoy it. Big boys and their toys.
What a pretty quilt with a nice variety of ships on it.