Cee ends her color series for her Fun Foto Challenge this week, with the color blue.
These tree photos were all taken at Chicago Botanic Gardens or Morton Arboretum. I found these trees to be amazing or astonishing, due to their shape or special characteristics. My contribution today for Becky’s July Squares: Trees.
Cee is doing a color series for her CFFC and this week’s color is white.
Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge this week has the topic close-up or macro.
Hazel doesn’t really like me getting this close for a photo. She seems to be sleeping, but one eye is slightly open!
Center of Queen Anne’s lace
Taken from our balcony on our river boat cruise on the Rhine: apparently this swan is used to getting up close to humans (probably wants an edible tidbit!)
At a Buddhist temple in Des Plaines, IL
Our niece got into the shot I was aiming for.
Sometimes you run into (almost literally!) an unexpected subject. This caterpillar was hanging from a single thread – probably weaving its cocoon.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell what I’m taking a picture of! Take a guess!
I took this selfie when I was about to go outside for a prolonged period in February – rather frightening! With my glasses on, wearing a mask caused my glasses to fog up and I could barely see!
A piece of a multitude of faces, taken at Morton Arboretum’s display of sculpture by Daniel Popper. (See my blog post in PPAC #4 for more!)
July is the month of Becky’s new challenge #TreeSquare, day 5.
This tree photo was taken on May 21 at Chicago Botanic Gardens, near the Japanese garden.
It’s July and that means a new Square challenge from Becky! Also, this week the topic for Cee’s Black & White Photo challenge is trees! (I started this on July 1, but I got really busy and didn’t turn on my computer for 2 days.)
Here’s a date palm in Israel.
Not a square, but a funny sight – a skinny, tall evergreen squished between two fatter evergreens!
More May flowers, taken at Chicago Botanic Gardens
The scientific name for this bright yellow-orange bloom is trollius altaicus. I took these photos at the Chicago Botanic Gardens on May 21, 2021.
Head over to Cee’s FOTD 6/28/21 for more beautiful blooms!
I would love for someone to identify these flowers for me! I have never seen any flower like them, and was fascinated by their features. Here are three views, including a macro. I took these photos in May at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.