Terri Webster Schrandt has a Sunday photo challenge, Sunday Stills. The theme this week is straight. Apartment building (Woodstock, IL) Here’s a place I’ve really been missing the last few months – the library! (Des Plaines, IL) Under these floor tiles, several hundred people were buried during the Middle Ages! (Oude Kerk, Amsterdam) Bridges: Pegasus […]Read More Sunday Stills: Getting It Straight
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week continues with the senses. This week it is the sense of smell. Swan noses are two thin parallel slits on their bills. Cows smell the grass and feed they eat. Cats’ noses… smell everything they encounter as they explore anything new…. …a birthday cake or …someone’s jacket. Cats are […]Read More CFFC: What Noses Smell
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge continues exploring the senses; this week it is tasting. We have 5 basic type of tastes registered by our taste buds: bitter, salty, sour, sweet and savory. Sometimes fat is considered a 6th taste. The American diet contains a lot of processed foods, which add salt to them – salt is […]Read More CFFC: Yummy!!!
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge on 4/30 is faces (real or imagined) or facial features. Jerusalem jokester Weary water pump! Good morning! Stone Sphinx Camel close-up Orchidean faces Doggie in the window Real peopleRead More CB&WPC: There Are Faces I Remember
Because we’re not going anywhere right now, I have compiled a collection of doors I have photographed during recent travels for Norm’s Thursday Doors. In fact, I don’t think I’ve shared these doors before! (Well, maybe a few of them.) Three doors at the Louvre in Paris, France: Aswan, Egypt: Store fronts and stadium Lotus […]Read More Thursday Doors: Doors on My Travels
I don’t usually get up early. Especially now – what’s the point? I can’t go anywhere anyway! I have a routine of getting up, getting a cup of tea (I can’t tolerate coffee anymore, although I love it), a banana and a piece of Babybel cheese, and then going to a comfortable spot to read […]Read More Top o’ the Morning!
Cee’s Wednesday challenge, On the Hunt for Joy this week has the topic of “paint your front door.” Not literally, of course! She’s calling for photos of brightly colored doors or any interesting doors. And Thursday is Norm’s weekly door challenge. Here is a collage of colorful doors from my archives:Read More Hunt for Joy & Thursday Doors: Colorful Doors
Amy at Lens-Artists has as her theme for this week’s challenge: river. Starting out close to home, here is the Des Plaines River during a November walk on the Des Plaines River Trail. This is a very pretty stretch of the slow-moving river, but it is responsible for many floods in the cities along its […]Read More Lens-Artists #89: A River Runs Through It
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge has the topic glasses, cups and saucers this week. I created two “Still Lifes” at the restaurant Gianni in Chicago, on Halsted just north of North Ave. This is our favorite “go to” restaurant when we go to Steppenwolf Theatre, just down the block. In fact, the playbill for that night’s performance […]Read More CFFC: Still Life
From Kammie’s page: Oddball: (noun) a person or thing that is atypical, bizarre, eccentric, or nonconforming; (adjective) whimsically free-spirited; eccentric; atypical Kammie’s Oddball Challenge is for those photos that are sort of strange, or don’t fit in with anything else. There is no specific topic, so … I have no idea what this is, but […]Read More KOC: The Bizarrely Ordinary