During our tour of Cologne, Germany, on June 27, I looked up to see this ad in the sky: It seemed to be advertising a film or performance later that day. Anyway, both the cloudless sky* and the sign are blue so it’s perfect for Becky’s Month of Squares (#JulySquare). *This is how the sky […]Read More Blue Squares: Ad in the Sky
I’m just barely making it for Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Yellow! Tulip in my garden Proliferation of dandelions (they’re more prolific this year than I’ve ever seen!) My grand-nephew Joshua’s T-shirt (doesn’t he look spiffy?!) Mexican-style tiles in a bathroom at a Chicago wedding venue (there’s some yellow in almost all of these!) Outer wall […]Read More Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Yellow
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!
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!
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