The theme of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is cold. Very timely, since Chicagoland has had an unseasonably cold November, with our first major snowfall (8 inches where I live) on November 26. Here is how our neighborhood looked (from the comfort of my living room! 🙂 ) that morning. My husband was out with […]Read More CFFC: Baby, It’s Cold Outside!
Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge this week is Things With Wings. Yesterday a friend and I visited Christkindlmarkt in Chicago – an annual German market that sets up for the holiday season at the Daley Plaza. Someone must have been generous with bird seed to attract this plethora of pigeons! Then today it […]Read More A Photo a Week: Things With Wings
I saw this pretty fall display on Michigan Ave. in Chicago. It seems appropriate for Thanksgiving! Posted for Cee’s FOTD, 11/22/18. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL IN THE U.S.A.!Read More FOTD: Fall Floral Display
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is: Funny. I looked through my photos to see which ones really made me laugh. Here’s what I came up with. Fish mailbox (Dempster Ave., Des Plaines) Speaking of fish, here are fish and duck Toby jugs: Dog Toby jugs: (If you are scratching your head, […]Read More CFFC: Make Me Laugh!
After leaving Uranus, we finally arrived at Devils Elbow Bridge. Our AAA guide said, “This 1920s-era bridge takes the original 66 roadway across the Big Piney River. Named for the tight bend in the river, the bridge and adjacent town were (and still are) considered one of the most scenic spots on the route.” After […]Read More Getting our kicks in Missouri: Vacuum Cleaners, Murals and Bridges – Day 8 (Part 2)
June 15, 2018 The previous night, before dinner and the big thunderstorm, we drove through Springfield to see the Gillioz Theatre at 325 Park Central East, which is also the historic Route 66, brand new in 1926 when the theater was built. It was one of the first theaters to introduce “talkies” to the Midwest […]Read More Getting Our Kicks with Missouri Kitsch (Day 8-Part 1)
Traveling at Wits End has a weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is Four-Legged Friends. I’ll start with my best four-legged friend – my cat, Hazel. I met up with these dachshunds in costumes on a walk on Halloween. While on our road trip last spring, we saw several four-legged creatures… Elk grazing (Rocky […]Read More Four-Legged Friends, Large & Small
Recently I had occasion to kill some time on the “Miracle Mile” of Michigan Ave. in Chicago. I wish I’d had my Sony camera with me, but as it was, I managed to get some decent photos using the camera on my cellphone. Most of them are more like facades than just doors. Wrigley Building […]Read More Thursday Doors on the Miracle Mile
One of the most beautiful churches in Evanston, particularly its stained glass windows, is the First Presbyterian Church, which we visited during Open House Chicago 2018 in mid-October. The architect of this building was Daniel H. Burnham, the same man who made Chicago famous for the design of the White City during the World’s Columbian […]Read More First Presbyterian Church of Evanston – Open House Chicago 2018, Part 5
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is lights. Symphony Center, Chicago Tiki Terrace Hawaiian restaurant, Des Plaines, IL Beatles tribute band, American English, in concert at Surf Ballroom, Clearwater, Iowa Park Inn Hotel, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, in Mason City, Iowa: At a side entrance Café inside the hotel In a lounge Skylights Holiday […]Read More CFFC: Lights