CB&WPC: Vintage Kitchen

For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge, the topic this week is kitchen items. Here are photos of a vintage kitchen, all of which are on display at the Dawes Mansion, now known as the Evanston Historical Society. We toured this building last year during Open House Chicago 2018.  

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Halloween 11 Day Challenge: Day 2

We have recently moved, but have not sold our house. Instead we are renting it to our daughter and son-in-law, who LOVE Halloween. I like Halloween but in recent years, we have gotten fewer and fewer trick-or-treaters, plus I have had decorations stolen from the front of my house in the past, so we don’t […]

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Stacked

Nancy Merrill’s photo challenge A Photo a Week this week has the topic stacked. Stacked crates – Fares Island, Egypt Stacked date palm reeds (leaf ribs), Fares Island, Egypt Stacked stones on a wall, St. Simeon Monastery, Aswan, Egypt Stacked boxes, Hebron Handicrafts, Jericho, Palestine Stacked bags of spices, Naschmarkt, Vienna, Austria Stacked jeans, Second […]

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FOTD: Hydrangea

The hydrangeas are approaching the end of their season. I have both those in bloom… …and those that have turned green, which is still pretty because they don’t just wilt! Have a look and participate in Cee’s FOTD 8/31/19.

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FOTD: Elegant Zinnia

(8/29/19) I have confirmed with my PlantSnap app that this is an “elegant zinnia!” I don’t know what this flower is, but I was fascinated with its petals and stamen. It’s another of the many flowers in our new community’s garden. If anyone can identify it, I sure would appreciate it!  I support Cee’s FOTD […]

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BOTD: Duck Family

I posted a couple of days ago a family of swans out for a stroll in our new community. Here is a duck family that shares the same pond, heading back to it after a walk. (The ducks are all adults now, but since there are so many of them together all the time, I […]

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FOTD: Marigolds

At the senior community where we have moved to, there is a large enclosed garden, where residents can sign up for a plot and plant whatever they want. A lot of people plant tomatoes. Many also plant flowers – mostly annuals, some perennials. Here are some bright orange marigolds. Closer: If you love flowers and […]

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