Precocious Street Life

The Smile, Havana, Cuba

Join Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Precocious 

Cute in Any Language

Mrembo Means Cute in Swahili

Three kids sitting in a tree in a village in Tanzania.

Join Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Cute Factor

Fun

If They Could See Me Now

If They Could See Me Now

If They Could See Me Now

There is no age limit to fun. Though I might not live long if my sister ever finds out I put this picture in my blog.

 

WPC: Fun

A Photo a Week Challenge: Action Shot

Stairway to Happiness

Smiling couple descending the stairs at the railway station, Haydarpaşa Terminal, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Smiling couple descending the steps outside the railway station, Haydarpaşa Terminal, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Smiling couple descending the steps outside the former railway station, Haydarpaşa Terminal, on the Asian side of Istanbul, Turkey. Train service to the terminal was indefinitely suspended in 2013. This lovely couple was being professionally filmed and photographed but smiled when I took a few shots.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Action Shot

A Photo a Week Challenge: Livestock

The Happy Cow Smiles

Happy Cow

Happy Cow

A Photo a Week Challenge: Livestock

Because I’m Happy

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you

Today is a very minor anniversary. Two weeks ago I retired. Even though two weeks is just a blip in life’s timeline, it is worth noting. I took a life altering step and I have no regrets. In fact, I have learned a couple of things.

I no longer know or care what day it is. I don’t have to pack all my errands into a Saturday or take leave for a medical appointment. I can stroll the neighborhood taking pictures of flowers without feeling like I should be doing something constructive. I can spend an afternoon studying an atlas to plot my upcoming drive to Minnesota.

Several weeks ago, one of my co-workers introduced me to a song I adopted as my retirement anthem. Every time I hear it, it validates my decision. Take a listen. If you can listen without wanting to clap along, your soul is missing a beat.

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