Travel Theme: Height

Ailsa challenges us this week to share photos that show height. My photo could more logically be titled “depth,” but it was taken from quite a height! Hubby and I visited the White Mountains of New Hampshire this weekend, looking for photography subjects. When we returned, I found that I had been the subject of more than one photograph. In this one, we were at Silver Cascade, a waterfall carved deeply into the granite mountain. I studied it for a while, and decided the best option for photography was to climb down as closely as I could to the water. This photo was taken seconds after I looked back up at Hubby, then at the route I’d taken to get to my location. Gulp. “You’ll help me get back up there, right?”

Also, for the record, I did not fall in.

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Fluff Festival

Saturday was the annual Fluff Festival in Somerville, Mass. Like me, many of you are probably wondering what Fluff is (I’d heard of a “fluffernutter,” but I didn’t know what it was until my co-workers enlightened me a few months ago). Fluff is a brand name for what most of us call marshmallow creme. In New England, however, it’s Fluff. Somerville is where Fluff was invented, and its factory currently resides, so it’s only natural that the town would want to celebrate Fluff. This was the eighth annual “What the Fluff?” celebration.

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The very Fluff used in the Fluff Jousting competition.

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Did somebody say “Fluff Jousting?” So messy, but fun.

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Waiting for the next group of jousters.

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Marshmallow guns were selling like hotcakes, and the marshmallows all over the roads and sidewalk were their own sort of marshmallow creme on the bottoms of revelers’ shoes.

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The Flufferettes with a past Pharoah of Fluff (a Whoopie Pie-rate).

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Fluff-licking contest.

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A contestant after “Blind Man’s Fluff,” in which teams of two (one blindfolded), make and eat a fluffernutter. In order to win, the teammate whose mouth is full of peanut butter and fluff must sing the Fluff jingle.

Word A Week Challenge: Mistake

This week, Sue’s dictionary fell open to the word “mistake,” and Sue has challenged us to share our photographic mistakes. I, naturally, never make a mistake in a photograph (without deleting it immediately), so I don’t have anything to share that fits exactly with Sue’s challenge. However, I have plenty of photos of mistakes made by others (and a couple of my own). So, here goes.

Tell the police to stop being so juvenile!

Tell the police to stop being so juvenile!

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Oooh, a bargain!

Oooh, a bargain!

Watch what you're doing with that finger, Mister Cactus.

Watch what you’re doing with that finger, Mister Cactus.

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Wearing a skirt and shoes with mirrors on them. Genius.

Wearing a skirt and shoes with mirrors on them. Genius.

My daughter's birthday cake when it was finished. Schrute Farm Beets!

My daughter’s birthday cake when it was finished. Schrute Farm Beets!

My daughter's birthday cake when it got to her apartment. Happy 21st! This represents how your head will feel in the morning!

My daughter’s birthday cake when it got to her apartment. Happy 21st! This represents how your head will feel in the morning!