Ragtag Daily Prompt: Rainbow

Rainbow over Hollywood

In a life replete with disappointment, Tata Sous-sus could not recall ever feeling so hopeless. Because her hands had become so shaky, endeavors such as needlepoint seemed futile. Because of her poor eyesight, reading had become a headache-inducing chore. Curtailment of her activities had been loosened up a bit, so she was allowed to walk along the battlements of the North Tower where she was incarcerated. This was her sole relief from the tedium of incarceration.

On this particular day, she and her companion, a woman who simply went by the name Jeanne, had just stepped into the fresh air when Jeanne cried out, “Look! It’s a double rainbow! We don’t see very many of them, now do we?”

Tata felt her heart leap in her chest. To her own amazement, she remembered a verse from the bible: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.(Genesis 9:13)

Rainbow over Washington, DC

Becky’s Bright Squares in April

Double rainbows are the theme for today’s Bright Squares challenge hosted by Becky B of Becky of Winchester. I took this photo with an old Canon Powershot in the early 2000’s. The view is Hollywood, California. The windows of my apartment faced east, so I often was greeted with beautiful sunrises and the occasional rainbow. This is the only double rainbow I remember ever seeing.

Jez’s WWE Challenge #73

Jogging along the South River on Naval Academy campus
Fountain at Union Station, Los Angeles, California

Here are a couple of submissions to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere challenge.

Life in the Land of Rocks

This is my contribution to Fandango’s Friday Flashback. I wasn’t too pleased with any past November 29 posts. This photo is from November 4, 2010. The setting is Joshua Tree National Park.

Beautiful Photographs

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges: Lines, October 22, 2019

Hollywood cranes 2Hollywood cranes crop_edited-1These photographs were taken way back in the previous century. They show the view that my apartment in Hollywood afforded me. The bay windows offered one a lovely vista of east Hollywood, in all its old stucco glory. Of course, these cranes were witnesses of and participants in the gentrification of Hollywood. Most of the groovy, rundown buildings are gone, replaced by bigger, flashier fareHollywood Crane 3

When I first moved to Yucca Street, people were smoking crack on the doorstep of my apartment building. By the time I relocated to Maryland, over a dozen years later, Hollywood had become a swinging hot spot with fancy boutiques and trendy bars, glitzy hotels and expensive restaurants. One old restaurant, Musso and Frank’s was always expensive.

I scanned these photos with my HP Envy 5055 printer. I love that printer. I got it for a really sweet price online at Best Buy. Free, next day delivery. You can’t beat that. At any rate, I’ve dug them out of the archives in order to participate in one of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges. This one is lines.


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Ragtag Daily Prompts: Horses

IMG_0011Horse cops cropLos Angeles Mounted Police, Hollywood- Corner of Yucca and McCadden

Horse hitcherHitch, Lewisburg Pennsylvania

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