Week 40: Modern Convenience

Week 40 of the 52-week photogaphy challenge:  Story Telling: Modern Convenience “What modern convenience of 2019 can you not live without? Create an image that looks like an advertisement for your favorite Modern Convenience.” I love my Think Pad.  It is the modern convenience I cannot live without.  Well that and the internet.  I use both…

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52- Week Photo Challenge Week 39: The Elements

Week 39:  Inspiration:  The Elements “Earth, Fire, Wind, Rain, and Spirit. Find inspiration in the elements of our world.” This quiet spot in our forest offers 4 of the 5 elements.  Earth, rain, wind, and spirit. Earth – plenty of soil and trees. Rain – adds to this small creek.  This time of year it’s…

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Latest Reads: A Jewish Story; A Sci-Fi Planet; & A Brain Book

“Kaddish.com” by Nathan Englander (Fiction, 203 pages) What a great little book.  The story of a Jewish man on a quest to redeem himself for indiscretions during his father’s death.  The reader will find themselves being sucked in through a vividly told story.  Humerous, sad, happy, and ultimately a story of family.  In addition, I…

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52-Week Photo Challenge: Weeks 34-38

I missed a month’s worth of the 52-week photography challenge while updating my website.  (Time well spent, you can see the post about the changes here.)  Yesterday, during my photo walk in our forest, I managed to capture some of the weeks I missed.  Here they are weeks 34-38.  The last one is obviously not…

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Changes: The Only Constant in Our Lives

It seems appropriate to make a big change to my blog/website as we enter the fall season.  Although this week it still feels like summer, change is in the air.  The evenings are a bit cooler and the sun is setting a little earlier each night.  Time to face the fact summer is ending.  …

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Under Construction: Be Back Soon

Please excuse the mess while this blog site is under construction.  Watch your step over there.  That pile of rubble might trip you up. F-stopmama is undergoing some changes and will rejoin the blogging world soon.  How soon?  Hard to say.  As soon as I set a date, then I’ll drag my feet on completing…

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Summer Reading Continues…

“Unsheltered” by Barbara Kingsolver (461 pages, fiction) This was another excellent book by Barbara. I love all of her books especially the underlying themes that weave themselves into the stories. A tale of two different families separated by a century but with one common cause, a house they both lived in, in a Utopian like…

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Week 31-33 of the Photography Challenge

Playing catch-up with the 52-week photography challenge. Week 31:  Friends & Family Story Telling: Friends and Family “Telling the story of someone you know well is sometimes the hardest story to tell.” This little Kubota tractor belonged to our beloved neighbor and friend David Otto.  Sadly, he passed this past January.  Yet his memory lives…

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