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
There is a Mexican restaurant in our neighborhood where I like to go when it is super cold outside. They have a very good caldo de pollo – chicken soup with big pieces of white meat, potatoes, carrots, and beans. With it they serve little cups of chopped onion, cilantro, rice, and lime slices which […]Read More Time for Soup
Hannukah, the Jewish festival of lights, takes place at this time of year and lasts 8 nights. Each night for eight nights, a candle is lit on the menorah, until, on the final night – which is tonight – all the candles are lit. If you are not familiar with the custom of lighting the […]Read More Time Square Challenge: Hannukah
Nancy’s Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge has a very creative and season-related theme this week: Lit from Within. Most holiday lights are “lit from within” the tiny bulbs, such as these at Macy’s (formerly Marshall Field’s) in Chicago… but here are some other Macy’s holiday lighting from within. Yesterday my friend Marcia and I […]Read More Photo A Week Challenge: Lit From Within
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
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!
Traveling at Wits End has a weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is Four-Legged Friends. I’ll start with my best four-legged friend – my cat, Hazel. I met up with these dachshunds in costumes on a walk on Halloween. While on our road trip last spring, we saw several four-legged creatures… Elk grazing (Rocky […]Read More Four-Legged Friends, Large & Small
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is lights. Symphony Center, Chicago Tiki Terrace Hawaiian restaurant, Des Plaines, IL Beatles tribute band, American English, in concert at Surf Ballroom, Clearwater, Iowa Park Inn Hotel, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, in Mason City, Iowa: At a side entrance Café inside the hotel In a lounge Skylights Holiday […]Read More CFFC: Lights
I almost missed this week’s prompt for Festival of Leaves! I was immediately reminded of this photo that I took last week for exactly that reason: the color on the tree behind the tall yellow one was spotty! Some leaves were still green, but most had turned various shades of orange or red. Here are […]Read More Festival of Leaves: Spotty Color (Week 6)