IdahoBlueBird50’s AOTD Challenge: October 13, 2019

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The last time I saw this little fellow, he was in terrible shape! Some vicious predator had taken a big chuck of flesh from his front haunches. His tail had also been damaged. I’ll admit to feeling very pessimistic about his prognosis. Thank God I was wrong! I really mean that. Only Divine intervention of some kind can explain this beautiful creature’s survival. So it is with joy that I submit this photograph, and the ones that follow, to bettylouise31 and her Animal of the Day challenge (a.k.a. AOTD.)

#IdahoBlueBird50 #Animal of the Day # AOTD

Squirrel 4From this photograph, one can see in stark profile the base of his neck and the catastrophic injury he suffered there. This guy may be small, but he’s tough as nails. It is without fear of exaggeration that I name this creature so.

Squirrel 1                                        Above we see my little friend scurry up a tree. The damaged area of his tail, as well as scar on his back are grim testimony to this squirrel’s will to live. If a living creature can be so motivated to survive such a devastating attack, then he must have a great deal of character. It matters not that it is a rodent. It is one of God’s creatures, and an amazingly adorable one at that. I’ll never forget the look of pain and fear on his face when I saw him earlier on that ill-fated Spring morning.

So it is with unbridled joy that I submit these photos to BettyLouise31’s Animal of the Day Challenge (a.k.a. AOTD.)

Monday Windows Challenge: October 14, 2019

Stained glass 3This week’s entry for the Monday Windows Challenge comes from Heritage Baptist Church in Annapolis, Maryland. They’ve preserved a window that comes from their previous location, downtown Annapolis. Now they are on Forest Drive- just a few miles away. Heritage Baptist Church is home to numerous fine examples of contemporary stained glass as well as the traditional stained glass window that was from their downtown location. It has its own room, separate from the sanctuary.


Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #36: October 14, 2019


Princess Pirouette looked with contempt upon the stuffed animals on the chair in the backyard. “Maxwell and GarGar have certainly let this place go to hell,” she thought caustically. “In a handbasket.” She allowed herself the luxury of a silent meow.

“I can see that I’ve arrived not a moment too soon.

Pirouette 1#Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #FFFC

Granny Shot It! WWE: October 14, 2019

WWE 2Hillsmere Beach, Annapolis Maryland, October 12, 2019WWE 4 weemsCollege Creek, Annapolis Maryland, October 12, 2019

#Granny Shot It #Water Water Everywhere Challenge #WWE

Post a Person, Russell!

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What did they do to you? What did they do? Like the proverbial broken record, these thoughts played themselves over and over again in his mind. His circular thinking was driving him mad. Never in a million years did he think that he’d become one of THOSE people… Those who claimed that they were abducted by UFOs.

What did they do to you? The words slid from their mouths like slippery jello jellyfish from their molds. What did they do?