100 Word Challenge: Adventure

I have never traveled outside of the contiguous United States, instead I live vicariously through friends and family who have the wanderlust. While in grad school, my daughter spent some time in Morocco for a Study Abroad program. Then as a present to herself when she graduated, she and her college roommate took a Mediterranean cruise. […]

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Root cellar

rusted metal latch on a wooden door

The root cellar’s ambient temperature is a crisp 32-degrees. Five-tiered shelves line three walls, and are full of varying sizes of Mason jars. Carefully arranged in a way only Journey understands, each vessel holds a different memory. A gatherer, Journey gleaned her collection from a lifetime of searching dusty thrift shops and back road estate […]

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Willys graveyard

We’re visiting the in-laws this weekend and that gave me a chance to photograph my FIL’s collection of old Willys trucks. They are great old cars, lots of character and personality. I went out early in the morning, which gave me some wonderful shadows and light. I had originally planned to post-edit all the images […]

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A string of prayers

I love the smell of antique stores. The sweet musty scent of time and mystery. Stepping inside the old, ramshackle house I instantly felt that tingle of anticipation. There was a treasure here waiting to find me. Wandering through the crowded rooms of cedar and mahogany furniture, and tapestry covered divans, I ran my fingers […]

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The collection

I found the first one hidden among a tray of gaudy costume jewelry in a display case at the local Waterfront Mission. I knew immediately what it was and asked the clerk if she could get it out for me to see. The black wooden beads polished to a high sheen, I could imagine them […]

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