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No Bikes HereThere is a sign I just can’t resist sharing.

Our guide translated it from German to English:

ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING OF BICYCLES HERE!!!!!   (VERBOTEN!!!!!)

And beneath the sign………….

Bikes Parked

 

 

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SIGNS OF THE TIMES

Times are marching ahead more quickly than I anticipated.  I used to get down on the floor with our Golden Retrievers, Peaches and Carrie, to brush them and cuddle.  Getting up was no problem.  I still get down there to do some stretches and  look for other things to do.  Getting up is the problem.

Aging on the Floor

Source: “Anonymous.”

Thanks Nora and Kit for sending me the funny ones.

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Once a Dairy Barn

Some things make me sad.  This was once a prosperous dairy in a rural part of my county.  Now it stands as a monument to  simpler times and natural spaces.  But, “that’s progress,” or is it?

Making Progress

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Sign of the Times

Sign Chair Massage

I actually stopped and did this after a grueling day on our Wild West adventure!

It was a first.

But ignoring the cautious inner voice of the secret invisible inner me, I thought, “For goodness sake!  You are on vacation.  Just do this.”

The challenge was to ignore the fact said chair was in the middle of a bustling shopping center.

Inner Voice:

“O.K. you have made your own stupid decision.  

Now go!  Go forward!  Just do it!

I paid in advance and then stumbled onto the torturous device.

Hoards of  passing people  were surely snickering at this poor tired lady sloping face down in the center aisle of the mall.

Inner Voice:

“Don’t bother me with your regrets now.  

Take your punishment without complaint.”

Trying to look nonchalant I finally realized my face was only visible from the floor up.

What was the view from the back though?

Relax.  Relax.

Who’s laughing?

After a minute or so, the tension left,  muscles went limp, the inner voice disappeared, and

ohhhhhh – what a delightful respite, what utter luxury, what a way to revive your shopping urges!

Have you done this before?

Forget your face, forget your backside view.

And if you have a cautious inner voice, ignore it.

Just “Do this.”

 

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge:  Shadowed

 For this week’s Photo Challenge, find the shadows.

You can choose a literal interpretation and shoot an actual shadow, or you can play with the light and dark,

and create a moody scene, or capture your subject in a rich and interesting way.

Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

 

This is a sign created by modern magic makers.  It is from a 1993 movie called Sommersby, a post Civil War saga starring Richard Gere and Jodie Foster.

To create a few seconds of the film  the streets of Lexington, Virginia were transformed.

My mother and I visited the site of the little film segment and marveled that our paved Main Streets had literally disappeared.   Wooden sidewalks and ladies in long dresses paraded for bustling movie makers.  Horses, wagons and  bustling activity left us awed and wondering where to look next.  We were in a time machine being transported in vivid virtual reality to the post-Civil War South

One freshly painted sign stood out.

Today, in shadow,  that one sign for a hat shop still looms in the center of my downtown.  Someone decided to keep it.

With reflection I can once again “see” the way it was and even feel a solemn memory of commerce resuming after a terrible civil war.

If you are visiting Lexington, Virginia, look for The Millinery de Rousselot.

It is no longer a hat shop, but the sign is still there casting shadows of the past.

Sommersby_(movie_poster)

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Echoes 1

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I am leaving the computer now and may not return for many hours!

Signs of the Times

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Signs of the Times

Country Girls Drive Trucks

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I love this child-sized Bookmobile!   It registers where we are in our fund raising efforts for the bookmobile and stands right in front of my local library.  Looks like we’re almost there! Bookmobile Fund Raising at Our Library

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Riding behind an SUV with a message on the back that made me smile!

 

Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times

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