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Once again, it’s Thursday, which means I’m participating in Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. This is the prompt I chose to post about this week:

2.) Describe a  time you felt startled.

And, for what I believe is the first time, I’m actually reposting. (Is that like regifting?) But, for most of you, this will be new material, since the original date for this post was February 23rd of last year.

I apologize for the rerun,  but it fits perfectly with this writing prompt. So here’s the picture:

You can read the story here. And believe me, I was we were most definitely startled.

Mama’s Losin’ It

Smile Photo – Fly By


Here’s another installment in my series of photos that make me smile whenever I look at them.

These pictures were taken in the Bahamas. Motor Man and I had gone there many years ago with a group of friends. During our time there, we visited Garden of the Groves,  a beautiful botanical garden on Grand Bahama island.

We came upon a really pretty spot with a waterfall in the background. Each couple posed for a photo.  I’m going to post these photos in reverse order. This was the second one taken of Motor Man and me. See the waterfall?

But this next photo was the first one taken, and it’s pretty obvious why we had to do a re-take.

At the exact second that our friend snapped the picture, some exotic bird flew right in front of us. We laughed so hard, it took us awhile to settle down enough to pose for the second photo.

And after all these years, that picture still makes me smile. Every time.