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#FF — Plugged in

PHOTO PROMPT © Dawn Miller “What do you think, Myrna?” Myrna sat hunched on the pastel green vinyl hospital rocker next to mother's bed, her hand resting softly on the woven cotton blanket covering her mother's inert foot. It had been six months on the respirator, with tube feedings, and no indicators of improvement. Doctors… Continue reading #FF — Plugged in

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Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park — part 3 of 3 — inside gardens

Please note:  I've changed the settings with this group of photos, where you can click the image link below each one and open it full size in a new window. There are different climate gardens at Meijer Gardens.  The arid garden has many types of cacti and other desert plants.  This one caught my eye… Continue reading Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park — part 3 of 3 — inside gardens

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What do you see? # 17 Camp Muk-a-luk-a-lee

Image Credit; Lisa Fotios- Pixabay When Jeremy was born, not only the nurses but the doctor remarked in the chart that he was suspected of having a condition called, hirsutism, which is a medical term for very hairy. At birth his “fur” was a fine blond fluff, but by the time he was a year… Continue reading What do you see? # 17 Camp Muk-a-luk-a-lee

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Meijer Gardens in Winter — part 2 of 3 — exhibit

The following pictures are of parts of an exhibit at Meijer Gardens called, "The Womb," created by Rebecca Louise Law.  The exhibit is pretty sparse with clinical-like representations of how big the fetus is and how it grows over time.  There is another case that shows how the placenta grows over time, which was new… Continue reading Meijer Gardens in Winter — part 2 of 3 — exhibit

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dVerse — Paeonia

Born deep Root of roots Snuggling close Waiting for warm, until My green and purple spears Pierce the sky Lanky legs Ferny arms Swelling buds Hot June's charms Fill me to bursting Blossoming joy Taste my ginger crack pollen! All hit my pipe Humming and staggering Donating parts to Boardrooms And hospital vases Painters love… Continue reading dVerse — Paeonia

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Movies, Movies, Movies #25 — February 18, 2020

Joker (2019) Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Zazie Beetz, Brett Cullen, Brian Tyree Henry, Marc Maron, Dante Pereira-Olson, Douglas Hodge, Sharon Washington, Bill Camp, Glenn Fleshler, Josh Pais, Shea Whigham, Leigh Gill, Sondra James, Murphy Guyer, Hannah Gross, Gary Gulman, Chris Redd, Bryan Callen, Greer Barnes, Ray Iannicelli, Keith Buterbaugh Director: Todd… Continue reading Movies, Movies, Movies #25 — February 18, 2020

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dVerse — Prosery — Between heartbeats

Harvey pulled starlets into his sphere, sure it was his irresistible sex appeal. Starlets knew that Harvey was the film industry power player who could rocket them into cinematic top billing orbit. What starlets didn't know about Harvey was that his lure was more like a glue trap. Once the hotel room door closed, orifices… Continue reading dVerse — Prosery — Between heartbeats

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Winter at Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park — Part 1 of 3 — outside

You may have been wondering where I was today.  Instead of signing in, I brewed a pot of coffee, took a quick bath, then headed over to Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids.  Younger son and his wife bought me a membership for Christmas.  I chose today to go for a few reasons.  One is I'M… Continue reading Winter at Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park — Part 1 of 3 — outside

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#SLS — U2, Stay (Faraway, So Close!)

Jim Adams is the prompt-slingin' host of Song Lyric Sunday.  Jim says: This week we have Come/Go/Leave/Stay and I think we will all have fun with this. Here are the “rules”: • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please… Continue reading #SLS — U2, Stay (Faraway, So Close!)

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Big Snow Movies

After watching the rest of Akira Kurosawa's Noir, "The Idiot" I started thinking about movies where snow plays a huge role in the plot or ambience of a film.  Today's post will highlight a few of them. The first one is where a family in Sweden takes a 5-day skiing vaca to spend quality time… Continue reading Big Snow Movies