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Kara Chickering
(A nutty chick from Maryland)
(A nutty chick from Maryland)
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Kara's definition of nostalgia: the rembering of past events, happy times, often including visual pictures of family, learning behind-the-scene secrets and funny stories you never knew, sometimes leading to happy or sad tears.
It was Christmas morning, 2015. My long-suffering husband agreed to stop at a roadside antique/junk store that had outdoor displays, so I could look and perhaps take a few photos. There was a lot of grungy and dirty items, amazing shapes, and good photo ops. Thats when I rounded the corner next to the front door and stopped cold!
Could it be??? I don't know what happened to mine, but this was just like the doll house I had as a little girl! It was metal, and my sister had one of the same type. The panels were all printed on metal. There are Christmas morning photos of us and the gift every girl needs. There are more photos of my dad, on the floor, Christmas Eve, attempting to assemble these edifices. And more recent stories of his frustration at doing this job without consulting the instructions!
The shop was closed (Christmas morning). The doll house was rusty and dented. They were asking more than I was willing to pay. I don't have any room to store this physical reminder of happy childhood playtime. So I left it behind, after taking a few photos. My heart was full, at the first Christmas without my dad.
#nostalgia
#childhoodmemories
#christmassurprise
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A day filled with potential and opportunity. Good morning, friends!
#sunrisephotography
#notallmondaysarebad
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Taking a gander in my favorite direction (up)!
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Here's looking at you! 
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Feel like sharing something more abstract tonight. This did grow in my garden, an allium, and it normally looks like an explosion of tiny flowers. The remainder of the image is my creative decision.
#floralphotography
#macrophotographylove
#abstractfloralphotography
#frommygarden
#floralexplosion
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It was a really nice sunrise, with sand, water, birds, dolphins (not pictured) and my sweetie. Don't really need anything else to make the day wonderful.
#awesomesunrise
#sunriseonthebeach
#sunrisephotography
#oceantherapy
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Excited about it being Friday, and finding this glowing tree!
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Loving the colors this time of year. Bring it on!
#awesomeautumn
#fallcolors
#november
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Bowing to tradition, I wish you a Happy Halloween 
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