Fire Up Bessie!
She could still feel the thrill of gasoline, oil and water pumping through her auto-veins... the exhilarated excitement of her first and only owners hollering: "Fire up, Bessie! We're going to town!"
Her cylinders combusting with excitement, her pedal jammed to the floor.
Mont St-Michel, France
The Village was guarded
by who knows just what...
No one could quite describe it.
It was quite odd, they knew -
but a strange comfort too.
For the beast seemed to hold them beside it.
Lyon as a Reverence
By the banks of the River Sâone, if you close your eyes just a little... you might see things, well, a little differently. Perhaps with a little reverence.
The Morning Times
Her Own Self
Lake Tahoe, CA
Tahoe City, CA
The slips in Tahoe City harbor in winter are kind of ghosts of their summer self. They feel a bit unreal... a world apart.
The juxtaposition of their symmetry and the beautiful frosting of fresh snow is impressionistic all by itself. Giving this moment a painterly feel pays homage to one of the most popular gateways to the world reknowned Lake Tahoe.
Laugh at me,
play with me,
take a silly picture of you and me.
But whatever you do, wherever you go,
please, forever and always, just Lucca me!
Years Pass, the Humble Remains
In that dreamy way of memories, her recollection of those days was like a painting on the wall of her grandmother's house.
The story about it had been vague, as if no one either remembered or was telling. She had once spent hours gazing into the simple scene, at one point feeling like its hidden truth were about to burst into her mind. When that didn't happen, she moved on, the tantalizing possibilities always tugging at her.
The Colors Of My Life
No sooner had she imagined it, it was so.
The improved view made her giggle.
And she so loved speedy service.
Like Parfait & Cookies
Even dipped in sunset-drenched confection, the cookies were still crunchy and exploding with new flavors.
Heaven Would Like a Word
Dear People of Earth,
Heaven would like a word with you.
As she stood before their towering wisdom, she felt a shift.
No matter how it would later be described, she knew nothing would ever be the same.
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The Remodel Had Gone Exceedingly Well
She surveyed the foyer with delight.
It had taken 15 elves, 5 gnomes, 25 grifslenbachers and a small pot of essence of grace, but all in all, the castle's guest wing remodel had gone exceedingly well.
Haven In the Woods
Soda Springs, CA
There's nothing like your haven in the woods
in a storm;
warm and cozy...
where you feel safe.
On A Wing & A Prayer
She said a silent prayer that THIS dream came true.
When she looked up at the sky, she realized her wish had just taken flight.
She did a little jig.