This is my last opportunity to post for Becky’s December Squares (Time), as we will be leaving tomorrow for a two-week trip to Egypt followed by 10 days in Israel. I will have lots of photos to share when we get back home! Meanwhile, here are some amazing clocks in churches in two German Baltic […]Read More December Squares: Two Amazing German Timepieces
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is photos capturing people unaware, in other words, candid shots., reminding me of that old TV show, Candid Camera. Visitor on a rocking horse outside Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam Women in Arusha, Tanzania A Chicago Sinfonietta concert patron tries out the sitar during intermission at Symphony Hall in Chicago… […]Read More CFFC: You’re On Candid Camera!
The topic this week for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Things People Play With. (I apply the term “Play with” rather loosely! 🙂 ) Discarded Barbie Leaf and Ducks – Sweden Carnival Ride and Blow-up Slide, Des Plaines Fall Fest 18th century doctor’s tools, Des Plaines Fall Fest Blocks, Des Plaines Fall Fest Visitors try […]Read More CFFC: Things People Play With
Many bird species gather in large numbers. I often hear a chorus of sparrows when I pass by their favorite trees or hedges. Copious gathering of cattle egrets (Tarangire National Park, Tanzania): along the lakeshore and even in the trees! Copious gathering of flamingos (Amsterdam zoo): Posted for photo challenges RDP 9/17/18: Copious and Becky’s […]Read More Copious Gatherings
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is RED. Since I have several photos of red doors, I am combining this with Norm’s Thursday Doors. Des Plaines, Illinois: I love this house with its red door and matching light above. I met the owner, Bonnie, one day when she was working on her garden. I asked […]Read More CFFC & Thursday Doors: Red Doors
I hardly ever take photos of weather vanes, but have found one or two in pictures I took of tops of buildings. This photo was taken in Tallinn, Estonia in Aug. 2015. Posted for Minding My P’s with Q’s photo challenge Weather Vanes Wednesday. Join the fun!Read More New Photo Challenge! Weather Vanes
I am including this book review that I wrote last January, for a reading challenge I just found out about: When Are You Reading 2018. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Fiction Rating: 5 stars, BEST BOOK Finished reading: January 5, 2018 This turned out to be a wildly popular book and last April […]Read More Book Review: “A Gentleman In Moscow” by Amor Towles (Long)
…the mouse ran up the clock! The theme for Cee’s B&W photo challenge this week is words ending in -ock. These are “-ocks” from my travel over the last two years. Clock Flower clock in the historic district of Curitiba, PR, Brazil, Nov. 2016 Locks Gatun Locks, Panama Canal (March 2017) Rocks Rocks […]Read More CB&WPC: Hickory Dickory Dock…
Nancy Merrill’s weekly challenge this week is to show public transportation. I am posting some pictures from our recent trip to Amsterdam and Tanzania.Read More A Photo a Week: Planes, Trams, Buses and Boats
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is “Busy or People Working.” Every year, the last weekend in April (this weekend!), our church has a huge rummage sale, our biggest fundraiser of the year. We always need a lot of volunteers. The sale takes over nearly every room in the church. We have a clothing room […]Read More CFFC: Working Hard or Hardly Working?