BOTD: Duck Family

I posted a couple of days ago a family of swans out for a stroll in our new community. Here is a duck family that shares the same pond, heading back to it after a walk. (The ducks are all adults now, but since there are so many of them together all the time, I […]

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FOTD: Marigolds

At the senior community where we have moved to, there is a large enclosed garden, where residents can sign up for a plot and plant whatever they want. A lot of people plant tomatoes. Many also plant flowers – mostly annuals, some perennials. Here are some bright orange marigolds. Closer: If you love flowers and […]

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FOTD: Sunflowers in a Heat Wave

While many of the flowers we saw in the gardens of the historic bishop’s palace in Wurzburg, Germany, were bright and colorful, it was clear these sunflowers were being affected by the heat wave that had lasted for over a week in late June. The heat wave ended up lasting for about two weeks, with […]

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FOTD: Sunflower

We just moved to a senior living community in Arlington Heights, about 15 minutes northwest of Des Plaines. Many people here have beautiful garden plots. We can see the community gardens from our back porch. Right on the back corner (closest to us) are some sunflowers. Closer: Even closer: Check out all the beautiful blooms […]

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CB&WPC: Wooden

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is Things Made of Wood. Window frame – Mont-St.-Michel, France Polynesian carvings – Field Museum, Chicago, IL Play Furniture – Second Time Around Sale 2019, Des Plaines, IL Bird House – Des Plaines, IL Wooden cross in shrine – Winslow, AZ

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