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~ Under the Skin of Life ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Boundaries – 3 ~

I was like a ripe old artichoke, with outer leaves showing the effects of age and experience  — defense systems and protective devices intact.  Yet, when pierced to the core with words and actions, the wound was painful — and … Continue reading

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~ Under the Skin of Life ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Boundaries 2 ~

Three ways culture, society and family keep us ‘in line’ are betrayal, shame and abandonment (Mario Martinez).  After I crossed her personal boundaries, she shamed me, then abandoned me for several months. I don’t know if she also denounced me. … Continue reading

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~ Under the Skin of Life ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Boundaries ~

This week’s photo challenge invites us to explore the concept of Boundaries. In the past year I violated the personal boundaries of someone I love very much. Her reaction to my mistake turned into an equally egregious transgression of my … Continue reading

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Spring Roses ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Fresh

tender red-green leaves emerge trembling in springbreeze branches reach stretch taut issuing thorny barbs suckled by warm sun buds anticipate pure joy    

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~~~ Wordless Wednesday ~~~

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Midwinter Chill ~ Sunday Stills ~ Cold as Ice

Wet, cold and dreary is the forecast for the Pacific Northwest (USA) the rest of the week. This photo of water flowing and freezing was taken during an earlier cold snap. All the more reason to be inside with a … Continue reading

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Welcome New Year

Outside the birds huddle into their winter shelters and ice begins to form on the surface of my pond. Inside all is warm and aglow. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!  

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