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Mira's Journal
Mira's Journal
May 12, 2024

Happy Mother's day and sayin' hello

I want to wish everybody a happy Mother's day, no matter who we are, male or female, we all are mothering someone now or have in the past.
The roses are from my yard, on my kitchen table, and many of you remember Lola, my pup, who is pretending to be transparent.

January 26, 2024


Oh - my!
The price of cofefe will surely go up.
How could I suddenly be so very happy? Schadenfreude reigns.

November 23, 2023

A new member of my aviary family

I love canaries.
I have two at the moment, one brown and one with a reddish chest. Both are wonderful singers, but I needed a third. My aviary is large and stately, and I don't like things in even numbers, anyway.
But Canaries are expensive.
I am old.
So I am in a study learning to dance so they learn in return to evaluate if old folks regain a better memory from that kind of physical activity. They also pay a modicum to be involved. I used the money to buy my third canary.
For me his birthday is Thanksgiving, and I hope you who read this will have a happy holiday with your real or chosen family.

August 27, 2023

Beating the heat vicariously yet involved

I got excited watching the young do what I used to do ---- and then swam my serious laps

July 30, 2023


This is a scene in my living room, where the afternoon sun lit up a corner with bits of memories I brought back from a long-time ago trip to Egypt.
The bright shining candle speaks of the passage of time as well, and the glow of it made me get the camera.

Note the bone-shaped colossal rock. It weighs as much as two sacks of flour, I sneaked it home in my suitcase. It’s a treasure to me. I picked it off the ground on a day I spent deep in the desert with nothing but sand, a few small bushes hung full of dead locust around me and huge skies.

I hope you like it.
July 16, 2023

*****Winners announced in GD****** July Contest outcome "Don't be afraid of the Dark" Shadow Photos

Here is the link


Thank you all for participating in submitting your photos, in helping me keep the threads kicked, and I laud your expertise and artistry.

It was fun for me to run a contest. It had been a while.
I appreciate you, my friends.

July 16, 2023

Announcing the *****WINNERS*****of the July Photo Contest "DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK"

The contest is over and it was fun for us all. Thank you for voting, thank you for your comments and above all for expressing interest and showing it with your participation.

I thank the photographers for submitting their work.
I thank all who helped kick the threads.

Now to the Huge Drumroll for our runaway

who is
with her intriguing and mystifying photograph


In second place is CaliforniaPeggy with her beautiful photo of

taken at the Musee d”Orsay in Paris

The third place is held by both
(ladies first)
mnhtnbb who keeps the song in my head with

and also by
with the “I wish I were there” street scene of

AUTUMN APPROACHES IN AIX - Homage to Harry Callahan

Those two photos were down to the wire within such proximity that it was hard to know who would win the spot, and at the very end it was a true tie.

And finally, as Hostess Choice, I want to present again the
Juat to give you another look at the hard-to-find (but not missing) Bobcat lurking in the darkness and mixture of shadow and light.
Though we are warned not to be, I do feel afraid of what’s lurking in the dark.

I also liked the play on words in the title.

Well done, everyone!!!

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