Thursday Doors: Bright Buildings in Collioure

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ As promised last week, this week I am featuring more doors my daughter, Sarah, captured in Collioure, a lovely town along the Vermillion Coast in southern France, from October 2019.   “The pearl of the Vermillion Coast, the little town…

Thursday Doors: Blue Doors in Collioure

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ This time last year, my daughter came to visit us in France.  It was wonderful!  During her stay, my husband, son, and daughter took a day trip to Collioure, a charming town along the Vermillion Coast located less than an hour…

Flight

The couple strolled along the jetty breathing in the balmy sea air.  It smelled like freedom when the pink boat caught Carmen’s eye. “Henry, that’s it!” she declared.   Money was exchanged, and the seller even threw in his bike.  A handy tool for when the couple pulled into ports along the Atlantic coast.   Packed up and pushed…

The Dark

The world dimmed until there was nothing left to clearly see.  A brighter world.  That’s what they promised.  But, there would be a cost.  There was always a cost. In anticipation of the day, Keitha perched on her favorite chair inside the comfortable dark.  Without warning, a burst of light exploded through her window. The dark ran for the corners of…

Thursday Doors: Sant Vicens Ceramiques

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ I’ve enjoyed immensely going back through my archives during this time staying in. I was surprised to find I had not yet featured the Sant Vicens area in Perpignan, a fifteen-minute walk from where I live. Last October, despite the…

Thursday Doors: Transformers

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ This week, I’ll be featuring “transformer sheds” that have been beautified in our part of France.  If you would like to see more doors from all around the globe, visit Norm’s.  Thank you for stopping by! Stay safe, stay well.

Superstitious

Donning her red dress, Sally joined her husband in meeting his mother for their traditional Mid-Autumn Festival dinner of duck, pomelos, and mooncakes.  When the meal was over, and before her mother-in-law noticed, Sally grabbed the chopsticks she accidently left upright in the bowl of leftover rice.  Stealthily, she lay them horizontal on the chopstick rest uncrossed.   Walking…

Thursday Doors: Fall Photo Festival, Perpignan

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ Last year, at this time of year, my husband, son, and I enjoyed attending the 31st International Festival of Photojournalism (organized by Visa pour l’image) featuring powerful street photography.    It was a pleasant day in Perpignan and a nice…

Perspectives

“Did you take the high-chair to the curb?” June asked. “Yes, but, I don’t think–” he said. “Back home, we leave the useful stuff.  Someone always picks it up.” ~~ “Who would leave their trash?” Sally sighed.  “One man’s trash, another man’s treasure, only, this is just trash,” her husband laughed. ~~ Watching from the…

Descendant

“Why did mother leave?” Aimie asked. “To travel the world,” was all her father said. Aimie found solace in their family’s shop, filled with exotic and magical merchandise.  Customers flocked from afar to trade pure silver for their purchased items.  Standing behind the counter, Aimie sneezed.   Was that fire from my nose? “Hmm,” her father said.  …

Thursday Doors: Yellow House

In the same way as many others, this chunk of time has been disorienting, to say the least. For me, the last two months have been very difficult especially. I’ve been wondering when I’ll feel normal again. I’m still unsure, but in an effort to re-gain some balance, I wake each morning and tell myself…

Someday

When the portal opened, few chose to stay. Who could resist a place where you can taste the sky?  Where music blows with the wind through the trees.  A place with white sandy beaches and pristine water.  Where the landscape is unmarred by human hands.  Where you can swim with the bright colored fish and fly with the…