For Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge, the theme this week is Advent weather. November here in Chicagoland was unseasonably cold – in fact, our first and only major snowfall was just after Thanksgiving! Since then, we haven’t had more than a dusting or flurries. We are never guaranteed a white Christmas and this year it looks […]Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: Fickle December
This isn’t a flower and I don’t even know what kind of tree this is, but the “buds”(?) on this tree reminded me of pussy willows. I thought it was a delightful sight for December! Posted for Cee’s FOTD 12/22/18.Read More FOTD: Tree
For Cee’s Flower of the Day, I offer red and white roses today. The bouquet was at my friend’s house, who decorated her home with seasonal colors for her annual Christmas party.Read More FOTD: Roses are Red…and White
It’s Christmastime, time for a Christmas cactus to bloom! Here is one that is blooming just as it should, taken at a friend’s house last Monday. Posted for Cee’s FOTD 12/13/18 and for Becky’s December Squares: Time.Read More FOTD & Dec. Squares: Time to Bloom
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is macro or close up photos. Flower Dried up soap Buddha face Hibiscus buds spider prairie grassRead More CFFC: Look Closely…
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!
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)