No, I don’t mean today! Last summer while on our trip on Route 66, the temperature really spiked! This is my Spiky Square for 3/14/19.Read More Spiky Squares: It’s Too Hot!
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
Fandango Prompt of the Day: Variety I live in a suburb northwest of Chicago. I also have ADHD, which craves variety. My mind constantly looks for new things to distract me from, for example, the tedium of paying bills. Life can get tedious and routine, but there always ways to create variety. Although I dislike […]Read More FOWC: Variety
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
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!
Sue W.’s Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Work of Art. Works of art are everywhere – an artist’s painting, a mural on a wall, a beautiful building, or natural works of art – a sunset, a rainbow, blooming flowers, animals – and animals creating their own works of art! A work of art doesn’t […]Read More WPC: Works of Art
When we think of autumn, or fall, we think of bright, colorful foliage! Our area has a way to go before reaching peak color, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have falling leaves! The two maples in our backyard have been shedding their foliage since July all over the yard and on the deck and […]Read More Your Daily Word Prompt: Autumn Leaves
Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge right now is a color series; this week is light green or lime green. Hibiscus buds Young maple leaves – most of the maples around here have a fungus on their leaves called “maple tar spot,” supposedly caused by wet weather so that the leaves never have a chance to dry […]Read More CFFC: Light and Lime Green
The Ragtag Daily Prompt for today is dappled. Dappling often frustrates my attempts at getting clear photos of glass doors or windows. However, in these photos, being dappled is a good thing! Between cabins at Blacks Cliff Resort, Lower Kaubashine Lake, Wisconsin Stairway to the lake, Blacks Cliff Resort 4th of July sidewalk, Arlington Heights, […]Read More RDP #40: Dappled
Debbie Smyth at Travel With Intent has a weekly photo challenge and the theme this week is stark. I looked up the meaning of this word and found two basic definitions: 1. bleak, desolate, barren, unadorned 2. standing out in sharp outline Therefore, I chose this picture taken on a late May afternoon in Northern […]Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: Stark