Category Archives: Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge

The Ups and Downs (Columns and Vertical Lines)

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Whoa MoMMa, MisMatched Socks? What a BuMMer!!!! (CFF’s Words with two M’s)



Little Duck is checking it out and he can’t believe it any more than I can.  Out of eight socks taken out of the dryer, six of them are mismatched—which means each of them matches none of the others! You may think some look like they match, but none of them remotely do.  If they are the same length, one is heavy and the other see-through. I cannot figure it out as I have even purchased two new pairs of black socks since I left Mexico. Mismatched socks are a Bummer!!! May have to go buy myself some M&M‘s to console myself.  Mmmm good.

(This photo from the internet was released to the public domain.)

 P.S. This photo was not staged.  I’d taken this photo tonight before I saw the challenge.  I was trying to figure out how to use it and asked forgottenman, “Can you figure out some word with two m’s in it that describes mismatched socks?”  He said, “Ummm–mismatched?”  “Brilliant!” I said. “How did you come up with that so fast?” “You really didn’t notice that mismatched had two m’s in it?” he countered.  “Yes, that’s why I called you brilliant.” “Dear,” he said, “you said it to me! ‘Mismatched socks’?”  Duh. We leave tomorrow for Minnesota.  In the rush of packing, not to mention frustration over non-matching socks, my mind seems to have become addlepated. I’ll be my usual perfect self tomorrow.

For Cee’s fun foto letter challenge. (Words with two M’s.)

CFFC Challenge, Colors That Begin With “B”: Beige

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In Her Cups


This is a collection of pre-Hispanic cups as well as cups used in my mixed media sculptures and coffee cup as art form. You can enlarge them by clicking on any photo.


Oops, I missed this challenge of Cee’s so I’m going to do it this week:


The challenge was to take photos of the backs of things. Some of these are way too small in this collage.  Click on the first photo to enlarge them all and see captions.

Things are looking up in La Manzanilla!

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Crawling or Flying

Most things crawl before they fly, if they fly at all.  The wood termites shown in the photo have flown into my pool, chewed their wings off, and are treading water or floating on their cast off wings to get to the side of the pool so they can crawl up to my wooden beams and make a meal of them.  The golden orb spider spins zigzag designs in her web as she crawls to its center.  I haven’t been able to determine why. The orange butterflies were on a lifejacket on a boat on the Amazon.  Attracted by the bright color, they were no doubt disappointed by the taste.  The tiny green moth flew down to my computer screen one night and crawled around a bit before it settled on a nice spot. The hummingbird moth larvae are fascinating in their various mutations before turning into moths. I never have been able to figure out what the crystal shapes are growing out of the one caterpillar. 

Most of my bird watching takes place at the beach, thus the photos of pelicans and gulls. Except for the photo of the walking stick on the cap and the hand-held giant leaf hopper, which were both taken in  the Amazon rainforest, all of the other photos  were taken at my house above Lake Chapala in Mexico.



Go HERE to join the photo prompt and post your photos of crawling or flying.