Category Archives: I Grew up on a Virginia Farm

A Mama ‘Possum at Last

From my earliest memories as a child, I had a several nice big books with pictures and stories about common animals. The images were drawn, pen and ink in subdued colors. There were deer, raccoon, a wolverine and a drawing … Continue reading

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Radishes – A Childhood Flashback

You never know what is going to evoke some distant memory. This summer, we put in a “real” garden for the first time in many years—and that is only because my neighbor kindly agreed to let me use a corner … Continue reading

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Monochrome Madness 2-45

Posted in Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 2-45 Nostalgia What the city of Oz might have looked like-in black and white-as Dorthy and friends approached. I am beginning to understand why I really like monochrome/black and white photos. My first camera … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story: The Perfect Christmas Tree…Sort of…

It was the second week in December. I was fourteen or fifteen years old and I was taller and, some even said, a bit more mature than most my age. My father would suggest there were lapses in the maturity … Continue reading

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“One Word Photo Challenge: Foggy”

Images for “One Word Photo Challenge: Foggy” Growing up on a farm on a river in Virginia, foggy scenes were common. The photo of the boat with the catfish pots was taken with an Argus C3 Rangefinder 35MM camera using … Continue reading

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My Roy Rogers Alarm Clock and Nightmares

The Daily Post and Nightmares The Daily Prompt from the Daily Post reads: “Describe the last nightmare you remember having. What do you think it meant?” First, I have rarely had real nightmares—maybe some disturbing dreams, but very few rise … Continue reading

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Sunset over the Chickahominy River, New Kent, Virginia

Taken: c 1952 This sunset, captured by my mother in 1952, was taken from the farm where I grew up. The image was photographed on Kodachrome 25 transparency film using an Argus C3 rangefinder camera (that I still have!). The … Continue reading

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