Xingfu means happy and blessed in Chinese. Even though 2014, the year I started this blog, was a busy and, at times, difficult year that is the word I thought of for this space. Mama not because I have many children but because I seem to fall into a caregiving role. Sometimes I feel like Mama to the world.
The name XingfuMama means Happy Mama with undertones of being blessed.
It’s been a long time since we had a puppy in the family. Boy is she fast!…and fearless.
I wish I had that much energy.
Posted for Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge: Movement.
I finally found a news report with an update about the children.
PBS Newshour: Fewer than 200 migrant children remain separated from their parents
I feel like the headline is misleading. What they actually mean is that fewer than 200 are eligible to be helped by the class action lawsuit.
There are an additional 220 children who are deemed no longer a part of the class-action lawsuit. If you add that to the 182 who are deemed part of the class action that is a total of 402 still in government custody. to my mind that isn’t brilliant progress, the article on September 4 said that 416 remained in custody. Although it feels like they are not necessarily comparing apples to apples from week to week.
I have not been able to find out what happens to those 220 kids.
The sycamore of sycamore Gap along Hadrian’s Wall in Northumbria is the most photographed tree in all of England. No surprise since it is perfectly framed by the dip in the terrain, which allowed it to grow by protecting it from the sometimes brutal winds of the area. The day we were there was a little blustery, giving us just a little taste of reality.
Here are my takes on this famous tree.
In the header is a book about photography.
Rules at a steep rock with a broken ladder to the top. No one was there to take money or enforce rules.
Warthogs are not law abiding citizens.
Rule to live by…except I think this sign really meant “keep off the grass”.
The real rule to live by.
Travel with Intent: Rules
PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING
Welcome to week 2 of Pull up a Seat. Take a load off and share a favorite perch by linking your post to this one, either with a comment or pingback. For more detailed directions go to Pull Up a Seat page.
Thank you to everyone who is participating. It is really fun to see all the different ideas conjured up by the theme.
We came across this seat at the Cashel Palace Hotel. Can you tell me what this seat is for?
Over to you. Add a link to your post in the comment section.
A series of low falls on the Paradise River at Mount Rainier.
Narada Falls at Mount Rainier.
Small waterfall from snowmelt.
The cascade mountains are well named. Most of these photos were taken in Mount Rainier National Park.
Ryan Photography’s Photo of the week: Waterfall.
Department store Christmas window, holding a world within and reflecting the world without.
Church windows in Crosby-on-Eden, England.
Lanercost Abbey ruins, England
Lanercost Abbey church.
Train station in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England
Photo Yoga: Windows within windows