It was another trip to the oncologist. About 3 months ago, I was checking out my fake breasts and found something that hadn't been there before. Now, before everyone starts to worry, don't. I felt it in the right breast -- like a hard, flat piece of scar tissue. It was located directly below the … Continue reading MEMORIZING NORMAL … WHAT WAS THAT?
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure The door was rotting and needed to be replaced. One week ago today, my son and his friend Dave, got the job done. It was a big job. Heavy door to remove, heavier door to replace. It's not quite finished -- still needs painting on all sides, but we will … Continue reading STRUCTURE – THE NEW DOOR
It's nice to find a new place to shoot. Blackstone Gorge isn't far away, but it's a bit strange to locate. One of the many parks that is part of the Blackstone Valley Historic Corridor, it's off Route 122, but down a small dirt road marked "private." This probably means that Massachusetts and the town … Continue reading BLACKSTONE GORGE – PHOTOGRAPHS BY GARRY AND MARILYN ARMSTRONG
Enamored to fill or inflame with love (usually used in the passive and followed by of or sometimes with): to be enamored of a certain lady; a brilliant woman with whom he became enamored. 2. to charm or captivate. If I were talking about a person -- a real, live one and not a screen-idol or a character … Continue reading ENAMORED AIN’T JUST LOVE
The calendar is about to change. Again. Just a few months for this year. A few brief weeks of tee-shirt, shorts, and boat shoe weather. Walter Houston is singing in my head. Raspy and bittersweet. It's the beginning of baseball's stretch drive. Our Boston Red Sox are in the mix for the post season. It's high anxiety … Continue reading ALMOST SEPTEMBER – GARRY ARMSTRONG
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Colors that start with "B" Please note: In their continuing attempts to make it impossible for us to do simple things SIMPLY, WordPress has now made it impossible to put two pictures in a row without a large gap. So if you are trying to space your post as you always … Continue reading BLUE, BROWN, BLACK, BRICK – CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE
When I was in high school, my parents didn’t travel. A good friend, nick named ‘Cookie’, was going to Europe for three weeks over the summer with her family. She invited me to join them. I was 15 and thrilled. The first week we were going to stay on our own in Surrey, England, outside … Continue reading THE BIZARRE TRIP TO EUROPE – BY ELLIN CURLEY