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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CB&WPC: Carvings & Sculptures

Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week is sculptures, carvings and statues. I have always loved Native Southwestern art and had often coveted my oldest sister’s collection of Navajo kachinas. Recently, I’ve begun to collect them for myself.  The first one I got is the round faced one with a feathered headdress, at the Crazy […]

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Artful: Georgia O’Keeffe

It has been awhile since I have posted my feature “Artful Photos” – series of photographs of art and artists. Granted, I have posted random street art from various places, but at an art museum I can focus on one theme or artist. While we were in Santa Fe on June 12, we stopped in […]

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YDWP: Tinkling Cow Bells

Your Daily Word Prompt’s word for today is tintinnabulation. This word is defined as: (NOUN) a ringing or tinkling sound.  Such a long, complicated word for the simple sound of bells! When we were on safari in Tanzania, we went on game drives in Ngorongoro Crater. We were told that one meaning of the word […]

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Artful: Impressionists in the Permanent Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago

These works are in the permanent collection at the Art Institute in Chicago. A gallery dedicated to the impressionists contains works by Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Toulouse-Lautrec. First are three works by Vincent Van Gogh, one of my favorite artists! The following painting, The Drinkers, was painted while Van Gogh was at Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum […]

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One of these things…

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge this week is based on a song from Sesame Street: One of these things just doesn’t belong. The Three Kings and …?  All old Amsterdam buildings have things in common, but one in this group is different from the others.Two gazelles and one mischievous monkey…Ancient Chinese mirrors

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CB&WPC: Old

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is People or Objects Over 50. Two years ago, we had several rooms in our house renovated. The walls had to be stripped of wallpaper. One of the things the painters uncovered was this old doorbell, installed in the 1940s or possibly earlier. Since I am over […]

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