It’s been awhile since I have participated in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, but I am back in time to contribute to this week’s bridges!
I haven’t been on my blog much lately, so I’ve missed many days of Becky’s Square Odds this month, even though I love to participate! So, instead of just one oddity, here are several odd faces (including some faux faces)!
Jude at Travel Words’ challenge Life in Color changes colors each month. For June, it is white and silver!
LARGE white & silver – snow scene & giant winery canisters
MEDIUM: white vs silver trees
MEDIUM SMALL: white angel on child’s grave & silver headlight
SMALL: February silver (ice circles) vs April white (snowdrop flowers)
BOTH in one photo!
The Alphabet starts with “A” and that is the subject of Lens-Artists’ photo challenge this week, starting appropriately with the amazing letter A!
I have a file of letter-shaped things. I got the idea for it when I saw this cute little ladder in our neighborhood and immediately thought of the letter A!
My brother-in-law sings in a barbershop chorus called The Arlingtones. It is based in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
In Cairo we visited the Museum of Islamic Art. Arabic writing is an art form in itself!
In the spring, swans mate and lay their eggs. In early April, the female has laid 2 eggs and by the end of April, she has laid all her eggs!
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge‘s colors this week are white and cream colored.
I haven’t participated in Becky’s October Kinda Square challenge for awhile, so to make up for it I’m going to take a little shopping tour at Vienna’s Naschmarkt to see different kinds of things you can buy there!
Various kinds of vegetables
Various kinds of candies (and very different from the ones you usually find in the USA)
Various kinds of fruit – and being summer when I took these photos, there is a great variety of succulent, delicious fruits!
Many kinds of spices
This being an organized walking tour, there were various kinds of goodies for us to sample!
You can buy a variety of non-edible things there too, such as these dishes with different colors, shapes and kinds of decoration.
Markets are fascinating places to visit because you can find all kinds of things at them! So I think my next post for this challenge will feature other kinds of markets!
Sandy’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge topic this week is markets.
I love outdoor markets – we have a farmers’ market near us on Sundays which runs from June to October. Most of the farmers are from Michigan or southern Illinois. Of course, the items change with the seasons. This is a local farmers’ market in October.
It is fun and interesting to visit markets in other countries – both outdoor farmers’ markets and regular supermarkets. Following are market scenes I took on my recent travels.
Quebec City, Canada in October
Aswan spice market, Egypt, in January
Rishon le Tsiyon, Israel – these photos were taken at an (indoor) supermarket, in January
Tel Aviv, Israel – another supermarket, in January
Vienna, Austria – we took a special tour to this large outdoor market, called Naschmarkt, which sold a lot of other things besides food! In July
Not all markets sell food…
Here is the Daraw animal market in Daraw, Egypt, in January.
Happiness is an attitude more than anything else. You can choose happiness, or not…
…which is why I find happiness in many things!
For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge, the theme is happiness is… so here are some things that happiness is to me.
…especially the ones I grow myself.
Fresh tomatoes in the summer (again, especially those I grow myself, although these aren’t mine).
Animals, especially cats…
…and my grandcats…
…but also dogs – we have one granddog!
…and dogs I see everyday on campus.
Happiness is animal families, near…
Happiness is traveling to fascinating lands…
…with my (crazy) husband!
Happiness is our new home!
Another blogger (Rantings of a Third Kind) blogged a poem & beautiful cat photo in honor of International Cat Day! Here are some furry friends I’ve loved, played with, and photographed. (Click on photo to enlarge – several are partially cut off.)
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #104 is about summer. Ah, summer! My favorite season of the year! Even with the distancing measures of Covid-19, I can enjoy the summer. (Imagine if the shelter-in-place had been in the winter – we’d REALLY get cabin fever!)
Two recent photos of our senior community that represent summer:
Memories of summers gone by: on this day in …
Flowers in bloom everywhere:
In summer, people like to be in and around water.