I found these photos taken in Dubuque, Iowa last year, when I was looking for something else. In fact, I’d forgotten all about this street art in Dubuque. Both were taken near the Mississippi River Museum. These art squares are my contribution for Becky’s July Blues today.Read More July Squares: Blue in Dubuque
The famous (and huge) Louvre art museum in Paris was once a palace, so one doesn’t just look at paintings. Architectural splendor abounds. Most of it is quite ornamental and historic, so imagine my surprise at seeing this ceiling in one of the galleries! This tribute to Greek discoveries in science fit with the Greco-Roman […]Read More Squares of Blue: Surprise at the Louvre
Becky has her monthlong square challenge this month and the topic is Blue. (#JulySquare) Last summer we took a road trip across 2/3 of the United States on Route 66. Between Arizona and New Mexico, we kept seeing road signs with this rabbit logo which piqued our curiosity (as it was supposed to!). We finally […]Read More Blue Squares: Here It Is!
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
For Becky’s Month of Blue Squares (July) challenge… While in Paris in June, we (my husband, my son, my sister and I) went to see the Eiffel Tower in the evening since I’d been told it was lit up at night. I loved the contrast between the gold of the lit up tower and the […]Read More Blue Squares: Evening Under the Eiffel Tower
I love the bright blue accents on this house I saw in a French village. Posted for Becky’s Blue Squares 7/13/19.Read More Blue Squares: French Village House
I am back from vacation including a river cruise in Europe, so I ready to participate in Becky’s Square Challenge for July and the topic is Blue. (I have linked her first day of this challenge, because it is my first day participating and the suggestions she has are in that post.) Everyone has heard the […]Read More Blue Squares: On the Rhine
For this last day of Becky’s Spiky Squares month, I am posting another photo taken in the desert greenhouse at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. I found this month’s challenge to be fun and interesting. I didn’t have a chance to participate as much as I would have liked because, well, LIFE intervened! My spiky desert […]Read More Last Spiky Square!
When you look at this photo of blazing stars in my garden, you won’t think it looks very “spiky” – but there is a story behind it! When I started my garden a decade ago, I planted some seedlings that I bought at a plant exchange at my church. I had no idea what this […]Read More Spiky Squares Month: “Mr. Spiky”
I liked this twisty, spiky cactus at the Chicago Botanic Gardens, and am posting it for Becky’s Spiky Squares Month photo challenge.Read More Spiky Squares: Cactus