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Extraordinary!!! WordPress Photo Challenge


Version 2I made the beads and the bracelet and this extraordinary woman offered to model it!

Version 4I ran into these jaws on the beach and not in the water.  Extraordinarily lucky!!!

DSCF1724Have you ever seen a sunset that wasn’t extraordinary?  So many combinations of beautiful!

Biographical Mixed Tape Play List, Now with Links!!!

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A Testimonial from Morrie (Pictured) the newest in the pack around here:  “Wouldn’t you believe a face like this? I have this to say about Judy’s music mix.  There’s not a dog in the bunch! Go ahead–give them a listen!!! Her taste in music is as good as her taste in dogs. “

First of all, I want to thank Morrie for his endorsement of my musical taste.  When he first came to live here, just a few short weeks ago, his musical taste was no more refined than a fondness for”How Much is That Doggie in the Window” and an ability to sing along on the chorus with “The Singing Dogs.” But he seems to be a clever little dog.  He learned to sit and stay very quickly.  Also how to break into my bedroom through the bars on the grill work at the door.  But it never occurred to me that he was absorbing the culture of the house as well.  So thanks, Morrie, for your vote of confidence.

Now, on to the matter at hand. When I published my list of songs for my mixed tape yesterday, I didn’t have the links attached.  I now have links for all but one, so if you’d like an easy way to listen to a lot of good music, please go back to yesterday’s post  HERE.

While you are waiting, or if you aren’t interested in backtracking EVEN FOR THE REWARD OF SOME REALLY GOOD MUSIC, here’s a song I love (with link)  that didn’t exactly suit my biography. The dog mentioned at the beginning is Morrie, though!!!

Silent All These Years
Tori Amos

Off-Season: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge


Interstate 90 with not a car in sight? It’s definitely off-season when it comes to tourists in South Dakota!!!This is the main route to Mount Rushmore, The Corn Palace, Wall Drug,the Pioneer Auto Museum and the 1880’s Town!


Even as we approached one of the top tourist attractions in the U.S.?– (Well, perhaps in South Dakota.)–definitely off-season!


Does moulting count as off-season? Cee says so, so so do I. What other sentence have you ever seen with three so’s in a row? Sorry, Cee, for being a copy-cat., but there is no baby in mine! This buffalo snapped in Sheridan, Wyoming, that i just left four days ago.


An almost-empty pier in Ajijic clearly depicts the off-season.


But not as much as the completely empty bar stools do.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Off-Season.”

Early Bird Photo Challenge

Early Birds at the Beach

When I am at the beach, the first light of day for me is always the moon, which is still up at 6 when I begin my beach walk.  If I’m lucky, I’ll make it the 5 miles to Boca de Iguana and back before the sun is fully up.  Much as I love sunlight, my particular pigment demands that I enjoy it from the shade.

As the sun comes up but does not yet peek over the mountains and palm trees, the birds and I comb the beach. I find an already-drying starfish.  The Caracara bird finds a fish, the sandpipers and gulls various delicacies barely buried in the sand.  Before me, I see only two earlier human birds than I, their evidence left by their footprints.



Weekly Photo Prompt: Scale

Photo Prompt–Scale: This week, share an image that highlights a size relationship — make us pause and take a second look to understand the scale of the elements in your photo.