Monthly Archives: July 2019

Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Grateful

“Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt. Today’s word is “Grateful.””  (

Still on my stream of consciousness thinking today, I started wondering what it meant to be full of “grate” – perhaps my twice baked potatoes (seen below) would work, being full of grate-ed cheese…which would also be full of great-ness, btw.  But alas, wrong again.

RagTag Daily Prompt: Angle

A response in starting over with a new daily avoidance (or non-avoidance, as the case may be), here with the Ragtag Daily Prompt (, today is Angle.

Oh wait, that was “angle”…sigh…

Stream of Consciousness Saturday

This post is part of SoCS (

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “frame.” Use it as a noun or a verb or any way you like. Have fun!

Hmmm.  Lots of things come to mind when I think of the word “frame”.  I was framed, picture frame, framing for a house – you know, it’s a construction thing – well, I guess three things come immediately to mind.  Kind of like when a faculty member tells me that something in our learning management system didn’t work for all their students, and it turns out it was one student who was upset at first, and then figured it out on their own later.  Panicked exaggeration I call it.  Well, I do now, cause that sounds cool.  Not that I panic-exaggerated when I started this post.  It just felt like I should know more expressions with the word “frame”.  But it turns out I was wrong.

And here’s how I like to use frames in my photography!

Flower of the Day: July 20, 2019

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Someone’s in my way…

Exhausting Caturday

Exhausting for these guys who had a visit from the vet today.  Just routine checkups and vaccinations, but traumatic nonetheless.  Gotta say, though, I love a vet who does housecalls!

July Writing Prompts, Day 20 – Doused in flames

From Putting My Feet in the Dirt (, July’s prompts are here:

And today, July 20, the prompt is “Doused in flames”.

We like to be doused in flames at our house.  Between five fireplaces (and let me tell you, the ultimate luxury is having a fireplace in the bedroom!), and now a new fire table on our deck, we keep the fires going winter, spring, fall, summer – it doesn’t matter.  It’s all about the comfort, and of course, the kitties.

July Photo a Day Challenge, Day 19: Silhouette

Since I am now on holidays, and will be for the entire month of July, it is only fitting I am challenging myself to a series of daily posts – writing and photography.  So, in addition to RDP and Fandango, here is one from City Sonnet – a July Photo a Day Challenge (!

And for this one, I am challenging myself to use a photo taken on the day of the prompt – and all of them will be in black and white!

Today’s prompt is: Silhouette.

Sometimes looking down reaps photographic rewards!

July Writing Prompts, Day 19 – Fighting for a future

From Putting My Feet in the Dirt (, July’s prompts are here:

And today, July 19, the prompt is “Fighting for a future”.

It’s interesting to me how many war metaphors there are out there.  We fight against time, age, our weight, cancer, and fight for the future, for justice, hell, we fight for or against anything we think worth having, or bettering, or getting rid of.  The future shouldn’t be a battle.  It should be about hope.

And now, since this post does not contain my usual irreverence, here is a picture of a kitten, doing what kittens do best.

Flower of the Day: July 19, 2019

Cee’s Flower of the Day (

A new kind of lily I have never seen before, and can’t now remember the name of…

Flower of the Day: July 18, 2019

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