Lens-Artists: My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things is the subject of Lens-Artists’ photo challenge this week. I love cats, especially my sweet tortie Hazel. I love flowers and enjoy taking good photos of them.  There is plenty of this subject matter at Chicago Botanic Gardens! This is their May foxglove display. My favorite thing in the world is traveling, […]

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Caturday?* Israeli Cats

*I am late again with my Caturday photos! At least this week I have an excuse: Dale was in the hospital since Monday. He had quadruple bypass surgery! We were both surprised, alarmed at first, but it was inevitable really. But I’ll leave that story for another time. Meanwhile, here are a few of the […]

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Camouflage and Contrast

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge for this week is Standing Out or Blending In. Camouflage (blending in) is a common way in nature for animals to hide from predators or so they cannot be seen. It was hard to spot this eagle at first, because his brown feathers blend in so well with the tree branches. There’s […]

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CFFC: Things People Play With

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 […]

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RDP: Panoply of Animals

I didn’t set out to collect little animals, but in truth I love collecting little things from different cultures, and animals are universally loved. I have collected small animal figures from Mexico, Brazil, Tanzania and others that I have either acquired or inherited. I tried to fit most of them on one shelf for this […]

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Delicate Are the Butterflies

The subject of Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week this week is delicate. Recently, I visited the butterfly exhibit at Chicago Botanic Gardens with my friend, Marcia. Marcia was wearing a Hawaiian blouse with blue flowers and a butterfly landed on it. The butterfly stayed there quite awhile – the flower pattern was large and […]

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