Author Archives: eschudel

April Writing Prompts, Day 6 – Words of rediscovery

From Putting My Feet in the Dirt, April’s Writing prompts.

Today, “Words of rediscovery“.

My words of rediscovery today?  Guess what?  It’s a short work week, with an extra long weekend coming up!  And then…look!  Another short work week!  Boo, and yah.


2020 365: Day 96 (April 5)

The prompt today is “Negative Space”.

I Heart Potatoes!

Flower of the Day: April 5, 2020

Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Tulip Days, day 5!

2020 365: Day 95 (April 4)

The prompt today is “Quarantine Activity”.

Some people take time during this isolating time to show support for all!

Flower of the Day: April 4, 2020

Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Tulip Days, day 4!

Blogging from A to Z Challenge: D is for…Rineke Dijkstra (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2020 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

Rineke Dijkstra is a Dutch photographer, and much more contemporary than the other photographers I’ve introduced so far in this challenge.  Born in 1959, and living in Amsterdam, she is another portrait photographer – something I am definitely not – “[k]nown for her single portraits, usually working in series, she often focuses on particular groups and communities of people, such as mothers, adolescent and teenage boys and girls, soldiers, etc., with an emphasis on capturing the vulnerable side of her subjects.” (

You can view a whole raft of Dijkstra’s photographs using Google search .  Personally, I find them stark (maybe it’s the full-body nature of many of them) and sometimes a bit disturbing, but her use of colour and light is striking, and I encourage you to find out more at the links below.


Rineke Dijkstra at Wikipedia

Rineke Dijkstra at ArtNet

Rineke Dijkstra at the Marian Goodman Gallery

Rineke Dijkstra at the Guggenheim

The Vulnerables: Interview with Rineke Dijkstra

Thanks for visiting my 2020 A to Z Challenge – Letter D.  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at A to Z 2020 Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

First Caturday of April…(no one mention the COVID)

And here we are, April.  How did that happen?  (I mentioned the COVID, but I think I got away with it…)

Share Your World – March 30, 2020

And now for this week’s Share Your World

Pancakes, waffles or French Toast as your breakfast favorite? 


Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become?

Makes me wonder about people who name their babies “Waldo”.  (

Would things get better or worse if humans focused on what was going well rather than what’s going wrong?


Is math something that humans created or something we discovered? Is looking at reality mathematically an accurate representation of how things work?

This question did to my brain what math does to it…


Three Line Tales – 218

This challenge comes from Sonya at Only100Words , and here are the rules:

“Write three lines to go with the weekly photo prompt (the photos I use are either royalty-free or I’ve been given permission by the photographer to use them; please credit where appropriate) – sideways interpretation is encouraged. The photo is the launch point – take us wherever you fancy.”

Yeah Em?
Nice try, but I do NOT look that good while I am working from home these days!  (true story…)

photo by Elijah O’Donnell via Unsplash


Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Tonight

“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 “Tonight.””

Tonight will probably look much like last night, and the night before…

The Sandy Chronicles

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Wandering Together

A His and Hers Travel and Lifestyle Blog

Kate Duff Poetry

Poetry allows souls to talk to one another

Sarah's Attic Of Treasures

Making My Home A Haven is important to me. Sharing homemaking skills. Recipes and food. Bible Studies. This is a treasure chest of goodies. So take a seat. Have a glass of tea and enjoy. You will learn all about who I am and Our Neck Of The Woods.

bushboys world

Photos of my world and other stuff I hope you will enjoy too. Photos taken with Canon PowershotSX70HS Photos can be purchased.


Photographic Travel Tales

Time for my thoughts...

Random musings on life, the universe, and everything

Island in the Net

A personal website by Khürt Williams, with inchoate ramblings on technology, photography, beer, and geekery.

Rereading Jane Eyre

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Beyond the Flow

A Survivor's Philosophy of Life

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Wrangling literary arts for writers: words for people!

Into the Light Adventures

By Sandra Js Photography - Make the rest of your life the best of your life.


...come closer

On The Fence Voters

Analysis & Discussion For Political Uncertainty

Not Just Sassy on the Inside

The Journey toward higher consciousness and finding the sassy girl

Still Smiling

Smiling through the good times and the bad

Fiesta Estrellas

creativity and gentleness gathers here.

New York Family Adventures

Vacations and family fun can be any day you choose.

Ripples of Insight

Pouring My Art Out

a Heart on the matter

words from my heart