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The Late Bloomer

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Autumn is absolutely gorgeous. It project a certain drama that other seasons do not have, which makes me also quite dramatic.

For instance, looking at this last dying rose makes me sad. I call this flower the late bloomer. All her sisters are already long gone and she is still here dying alone. Her presence reminds us of the winter ahead.

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Winter Garden

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Our garden surprised me when I get back from work yesterday. By the sight of it, the gardener has been here. Once in a while, Mrs. M the gardener comes around to give our garden a make-over. We like our garden, but we just do not have the patience nor the skills to do the dirty job.

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On Places and Landmarks: Apollinaris Church in Remagen Germany

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Whether you are catholic or not, you must admit that most catholic churches are absolutely gorgeous. This Apollinaris Church in Remagen Germany along the Rhine River is no exception. It is just breath taking that I just have to stop and see it! It is imposingly and strategically positioned on a top of a hill as if summoning everyone who sees it.

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Queen Victoria: The Prolific Diarist

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Queen Victoria, amongst many other things, was a prolific diarists. It is estimated that in her day, she wrote approximately two thousand five hundred (2 500) words a day. Being a queen must be a full time job and yet she still had time to write that many words every day. Her full time job did not keep her from writing. Needless to say that writing was a huge part of her life. She must have been very articulate and eloquent.

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Daily Prompt and Weekly Photo Challenge: Where Art Thou?

Am I being too dramatic when I say that I terribly miss the Daily Prompt and the Weekly Photo Challenge on the WordPress.com’s Daily Post? It made me sad – or should I say, heartbroken – when I discovered that the daily and weekly challenges have come to an end. These challenges have propelled many bloggers to blog and by so doing kept their blogs alive and meet other bloggers in the blogging community. Now that they are no longer gracing us with their presence, one should ask as Madonna’s rendition of Evita Peron once did: ‘Where do we go from here?’

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On Places and Landmarks: Venlo and its Late 16th Century Townhall

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One day, without any pre-existing plan, I took the train and went to Venlo on my own. With a camera around my neck, I graced this beautiful, quaint, and yet intimate city. I pretended to be a tourist for day and allowed myself to be amazed by the sceneries as if I have seen it for the first time. It was an opportunity to see the city in entirely different perspective and also to develop skills in photography.

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