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Toddler tries grandma’s Covid-19 facemask.

Fall in Banner Elk, NC.

Celebrating the change of seasons in western North Carolina.

Fabulous 1!

It’s still hard for me to think about, or even plan, travel at this time – but I do miss the adventure. This year’s cancellations were, of course, due to Covid-19; but the year prior we had some cancellations for a much happier reason, the birth of our first grandchild! Family-time with grandkids trumps even the best trip! We are blessed to have so many wonderful travel memories, this one from a… Read More

Historic Baker Barn, Madison County, NC

This is actually part of a re-post, with an update, from a topic I wrote about last year. Rural barns. Old barns are disappearing way too fast throughout America’s countryside and the backroads of North Carolina are no exception. This topic was also perfect for A Photo a Week Challenge about Nostalgia as well as Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge about old buildings, including barns. The Appalachian Barn Alliance is a not-for-profit group… Read More

Our first grandchild – sweet Baby J! Of course, everyone in my family brings me happiness and love – but my friends were right when they told me there was nothing like being a grandparent! There is never enough time with this little cutie and it’s almost impossible to catch the best moments on camera. Gotta keep the iPhone on-hand at all times, but even then, I’ve missed so many great shots…. Read More

Who says I need a dentist? One of my all-time favorite shots from a long-ago trip to Egypt. This camel definitely gave us some attitude.

That halfway time, neither day nor night . . . . dusk. I always feel slightly suspended between two worlds.

Photo a week challenge: Water, featues two endangered waterfront sites in Miami, Stiltsville and the Miami Marine Stadium.

Possibly my favorite Miami “opening.” Every spring, the peacocks line-up along our entry drive to strut their stuff and compete for favors.

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