More tulips for Cee’s FOTD 4/28/19! I am happy to say that my tulips survived the *SURPRISE* all-day snowfall yesterday! Late April snowfall (our front yard and back deck): Tulips:Read More FOTD: Tulips after late April snow!
Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge this week is Beauty. This is a difficult one to choose only a few photos, for the Earth is full of beauty, natural and manmade! So I am going to choose some of my favorite “beauties” from my photo collection. Beauty of a sunset: Rio de Janeiro, from […]Read More A Photo a Week: The Beauty of…
I was definitely in the mood for spring, but then… On Sunday – three days ago! – we had a snowstorm! About 3 inches of wet snow fell. By yesterday, though, the snow was completely gone and the temperature rose to above 70°F! I was able to go out for a walk wearing a t-shirt! […]Read More FOTD: Hark, Ye Heralds of Spring!
Nancy Merrill has a perfectly lovely prompt for this week’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Sunshine! Sunshine is what I crave most after enduring a cold winter in the Midwest, and spring begins to show its face. There is nothing like a sunny day to warm my face, my heart and my mood! I have […]Read More A Day of Sunshine
I took a walk today – it was a bit windy but the temperature wasn’t bad – about 40°F and the sun was shining! Yesterday I saw my first robin of the year and today I noticed early flowers are beginning to appear! My snowdrops are coming up and a few are already blooming! As […]Read More Early Signs of Spring!
Lens-Artists’ weekly photo challenge this week is Around the Neighborhood. I selected some photos from my photo archive of the last few years that are “typical” of Des Plaines, Illinois, the Chicago suburb where I live. More and more of these signs have popped up in people’s yards since the beginning of the Trump administration. […]Read More Lens-Artists Challenge #36: Around the Neighborhood in Des Plaines, Illinois
Frank at Dutch Goes the Photo’s Tuesday photo challenge this week is round. circles of ice that formed inside the holes of the mat outside our back door Sculpture at Dr. Evermore’s Forevertron (near Madison, WI) Macy’s Christmas balls Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier in ChicagoRead More Tuesday Photo Challenge: Round
Lens-Artists’ photo challenge for this week is the subject of nature. Nature is beautiful everywhere, but I chose just a few photos from our recent trip to Egypt and Israel. Egypt: On the Nile River at Aswan Israel: Hermon River at Tel Dan Israel: En Gedi nature Preserve Back home again! West Park, Des Plaines, […]Read More Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 33: Nature
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