CFFC: Nature’s Patterns

Patterns are everywhere in nature. Indeed, humans have imitated nature in creating patterns. Patterns in Nature is the wonderful topic for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week. Flowers make many patterns. I love photographing mushrooms, which appear in many shapes and sizes. Tree branches, leaves and trunks make their own complex patterns. It is always […]

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Syrup or Sirup?

In downstate* Illinois, along Route 66, is the little town of Funks Grove, known primarily for its maple syrup (sorry – it’s sirup!). This small place near the beginning (or end, depending on where you start) of Route 66 is a little over two hours’ drive southwest from Chicago, about 146 miles. Since we started […]

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Square Up: Abandoned

There were some buildings in downtown Des Plaines that were going to be demolished in order to build a new mixed-use complex. I snapped a few photos of these boarded up and locked up buildings. Vacant buildings, once someone’s home or workplace… …now abandoned. Once a thriving community of monks and pilgrims in Egypt, now […]

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FPQ: School Daze

I haven’t participated in Fandango’s Provocative Question lately, but I’m back! And #104 is a good one for me, because I am a former teacher and education has always been an interest of mine: Today’s provocative question is about formal education. We all have our opinions on how best to educate and prepare our children […]

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Looking Up! Part 2

More views looking up at what is above us for Becky’s January Square Up Challenge! Sometimes we see trees against a brilliant blue sky in spring: Perhaps there’s a birdhouse – or two – in the tree: Looking up at towering monuments against the blue sky: Looking up at animals who live above us:

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