CFFC: Circles, Wheels, & Spheres

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this past week has been about circles and wheels. Here is my contribution.

Pumpkins are not necessarily round, but their shape is generally thought of as spherical – some are and some aren’t! I just liked this display of pumpkins outside a Mariano’s supermarket.

Wheels:

And a pinwheel!

Circular centers of flowers

Ice on a circular pot…

…and decorative bowls.

SYW: Exercising & Carousels

I’ve been taking a break from my blog for the last couple of weeks. Now that I’m back, I’m getting in on the last days of Share Your World of Sept. 26!

QUESTIONS

1. What’s your favorite way to exercise?  (if you do or don’t.  Exercising one’s mind is a valid answer IMHO, because that’s my favorite).
I have a goal to get in much better physical shape by September of next year. Right now, my favorite is the Circuits class led by our fitness director, as well as walking, which has always been my favorite!

As for exercising my mind, I’ve been very worried lately about cognitive decline! I grasp for words I just said a few minutes before, reading words wrong, and general memory loss. So I’m exploring other options. I have heard that the best way to boost your brain power is to take on activities that are new to you, or that you left behind long ago. More recently, I downloaded Lumosity, a game site to help people with various skills. I only get the free one for now, so I’m limited in the games they provide, but I may get a subscription eventually. So far most of the games are challenging.

2. What’s more important to you – family or friends?
Family, although friends are important too!

3.  (a segue of sorts from last week’s SYW)..Have you ever voted for someone (in whatever venue – politics, contests, school elections) based solely on how they looked?
No.

4.  (silly one)  How could carousels be spiced up so they are more exciting?
More horses! I love to ride the horses!

GRATITUDE SECTION  (as always optional)

Please feel free to share something you’ve enjoyed about this September.
On the news a couple of days ago, I heard that September 2021 has been the warmest on record! I know it’s about climate change and that many places are literally on fire, but here in the Midwest it has been pleasurable. I have been enjoying the warm weather!

I had to get a new phone because our contract expired and we had to get a new contract so they required that we buy new phones! I have found that close-up photos are much clearer with this phone camera (Galaxy S21)!

CFFC: Blue Is My World

Cee ends her color series for her Fun Foto Challenge this week, with the color blue.

Sky and clouds at sunset, Arlington Heights, IL
Glass art at the Moorings, Arlington Heights, IL
Still life: Produce in a blue bowl – I took this photo to use as a model for a still life painting I plan to do.
Dale playing games on his cellphone, March 2020
Bundled up and masked, February 2020
Immersive Van Gogh exhibit, Chicago: Starry Night