FOTD: Trumpet Creepers

I found out the name of these flowers is “trumpet creepers.” I’ve always liked them. They look like the kantu flower of Peru or maybe they’re the same flower. This is how they look in full bloom: This is how the bud looks: Posted for Cee’s Flower of the Day, 7/29/18.

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FOTD: Lotus Blossoms

I don’t think I can top this one – I saw a lotus blossom for the first time and it took my breath away! It was during a visit to Chicago Botanic Gardens yesterday and I saw many beautiful flowers, which I will be posting in the coming week. Posted for Cee’s Flower of the […]

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CB&WPC: Benches

For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge, here are some benches at El Rancho Hotel in Gallup, New Mexico. (For more photos of this iconic hotel, see my post Getting Our Kicks at El Rancho Hotel (and Thursday Doors) (Route 66, Day 5, Part 1).

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SYW: On crossword puzzles, doctors, dates with parmesan cheese, and dogs

Cee’s Share Your World this week: In regards to puzzle what’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, word search, mazes, logic or numeric puzzles, something else, or nothing? I do lots of different puzzles but mostly crosswords or jigsaw puzzles on my tablet or phone. I find myself obsessively doing one after another while I’m supposedly watching […]

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FOTD: White Lily

There’s a house in my neighborhood which I often walk by because I love the flowers the owner so deftly cultivates. The house is on a corner and surrounded by a white fence. All along the fence are plants that flower at different times. Today I was awed by the white lilies. I think what […]

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FOTD: Black-eyed Susans

I’m joining Cee on her yellow kick today! I spotted these bright flowers at Ravinia Festival last week. Ravinia is a summer series of concerts of music of all types. There are concerts most every day of the week! You can pay $10 and sit on the lawn. People bring picnics and wine and it’s […]

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