A Photo a Week: The Moorings

This week, Nancy Merrill’s theme for A Photo a Week is In the Neighborhood. My husband and I moved to Arlington Heights three months ago. We live in a senior community called The Moorings and we really love it. Everyone here is very friendly and there are lots of activities. I have met a lot […]

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A Photo a Week: Signs at OHC

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge has the topic signs. Here are some signs taken at Open House Chicago on Saturday. Open House Chicago is an annual event that takes place on a weekend in mid-October, in which over 300 buildings around the city open their doors to the public. Docents inside answer questions […]

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A Photo a Week: Sun Over Water

Nancy’s Merrill’s weekly A Photo a Week challenge this week is sun and water. Sun setting over the Baltic Sea Lake Upper Kaubashine, Hazelhurst, Wisconsin On board Aida on the Nile River, Egypt Same day, at sunset Sun rising over the Dead Sea, Israel Sunrise over the Sea of Galilee, from our window at the […]

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Life Lines

For Becky’s October Square (lines & squares) and Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: hands, I decided to take a look at the lines on my palm. Analyzing these lines is called “palmistry” and while I consider this to be superstition, much like astrology, it still somehow interests me. I guess it has to […]

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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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A Photo a Week: Texture

Nancy Merrill’s photo challenge “A Photo a Week” this week has the topic texture. Nancy writes: We usually think of texture as a tangible, touchable thing, but it is so important when creating images. When shooting babies, I like to include textured blankets and wraps to enhance the look of the that baby-smooth skin. The […]

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Blue and the Unexpected

This is my entry for Becky’s July Blue Squares and also for Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Day with the theme of Unexpected. It was not until I had my zoom lens focused on the top of the blue house in Cologne (Köln), Germany, that I saw what the guide had been telling us about […]

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A Photo a Week: The Beauty of…

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge this week is Beauty.  This is a difficult one to choose only a few photos, for the Earth is full of beauty, natural and manmade! So I am going to choose some of my favorite “beauties” from my photo collection. Beauty of a sunset: Rio de Janeiro, from […]

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A Day of Sunshine

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 […]

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