Self-Portrait: In Honor of the People of Portland, Oregon

When I heard that the Trump administration was sending what amounted to a private army to harass peaceful demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, I was aghast. As details emerged about their treatment at the hands of these thugs, most right-thinking Americans were horrified. Tactics employed by these agents of Donald Trump were mindful of a repressive, Third World dictatorship. This mistreatment included being blindfolded with hoods, shackled and thrown into waiting vans, all without identification on the part of these agents, without reading of rights, without charges ever being filed. It’s intimidation. Ham-fisted jack boots unleashed by Trump to crush the neck of a peaceful opposition. It’s a sickening abuse of power.

Carol’s Cheerful Selfie Challenge #1

This is my entry for Carol’s Cheerful Selfie Challenge #1. Thank you to Cee for leading me to it!

This photo makes me laugh. That’s my husband in the background.
You can’t see it very clearly, but that’s the entrance to the Smithsonian Institution, Sackler Gallery for Asian Art. I’m wearing an Hawaiian shirt.

Cee’s FOTD Challenge: December 10, 2019

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The first photograph is a macro of the second one. These are but two of my contributions to Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge. As she posted white blossoms for today’s challenge, I want to do the same. The white poinsettias are not really blossoms, so I want to submit at least one full-fledged white flower.

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So here’s a nice daisy with beautiful white petals.

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One Word Sunday Challenge: Overlap

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A big thank you to Cee for bringing this particular challenge to my attention with her beautiful post. In keeping with one of her subjects, I submit these fruit and vegetables that were waiting patiently for me at my nearby grocer’s for Travel with Intent’s One Word Sunday challenge. Their prices are bit higher than other grocery stores, but they have, hands down, the best meats and produce in town. Their name is Graul’s. Given that this is Maryland, one can only imagine the many different ways we have of pronouncing that one!