I’m always amazed by the artists who can draw on sidewalks in such a way to create an optical illusion of a 3-D image. These drawings are usually made with chalk so they don’t last long! I photographed this one a couple of days ago in front of the Des Plaines Public Library.
This post is my contribution to Cee & Marsha’s
Photographing Public Art #10 challenge. Marsha Ingrao is hosting this challenge for the next few weeks.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge has a series focusing on songs. This week the theme is
It’s a Small World.
“It’s a small world after all”
Flower growing out of a crack, beneath a chair on a deck
Cherubic angels at the side of a house
“There is just one moon…
…And one golden sun”
“And a smile means friendship for everyone.”
Family and friends
These petunias adorn the deck at our daughter’s house. I have also included a photo I made using SnapSeed.
SnapSeed version of the first photo
Cee’s FOTD 7/18/21.
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!)
Our daughter is becoming an enthusiastic gardener! She has planted (in my old garden) several herbs and jalapeno peppers. Hanging from the deck are these pots of bi-colored petunias.
Cee’s FOTD 7/10/21
Cee has begun a series on colors for her Fun Foto Challenge, and this week the topic is
When I think of orange flowers, marigolds, lilies, and zinnias come to mind.
There is also the fruit, as in this still life.
Another edible orange is the pumpkin.
And speaking of pumpkins, I’m reminded of Halloween.
Halloween takes place in autumn, and what can be more autumnal than trees bursting with color?
Beautiful sunsets almost always contain orange.
One year, I had my toenails painted orange! (Those are my toes on the left. My niece decided on black!)
Does this double couch look comfortable? I wonder how would people socialize with this back to back seating.
And there is always orange in art, in this case, glass art!
With a few alterations
Taken May 26 in a friend’s garden
C ee’s FOTD 6/8/21
Red and white
White and red
I took both of these photos on the patio behind a friend’s house a couple of weeks ago.
Cee’s FOTD 6/7/21
A good friend bought these lovely white roses to give out to us, her friends – but worried that they would wilt before we could get them home, I told her to keep them! A flower will wilt and die, but a photo is (almost) forever!
Cee’s FOTD 6/6/21
My friend told me this delicate flower growing in her garden is a geranium – a different sort than what I’d known as a geranium, and much prettier, in my opinion. Anyway, I got a nice shot of it!
Cee’s FOTD 6/5/21