Becky is hosting her December Month of Squares with the subject time. It’s that time of year to attend holiday parties – get out your “ugly Christmas sweater!” Wearing “ugly Christmas sweaters” to a holiday party has become an American holiday tradition. So much so that now stores are marketing ugly sweaters and other garish […]Read More December Squares: Ugly Sweater Time!
For Cee’s Flower of the Day, I offer red and white roses today. The bouquet was at my friend’s house, who decorated her home with seasonal colors for her annual Christmas party.Read More FOTD: Roses are Red…and White
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is photos capturing people unaware, in other words, candid shots., reminding me of that old TV show, Candid Camera. Visitor on a rocking horse outside Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam Women in Arusha, Tanzania A Chicago Sinfonietta concert patron tries out the sitar during intermission at Symphony Hall in Chicago… […]Read More CFFC: You’re On Candid Camera!
Hannukah, the Jewish festival of lights, takes place at this time of year and lasts 8 nights. Each night for eight nights, a candle is lit on the menorah, until, on the final night – which is tonight – all the candles are lit. If you are not familiar with the custom of lighting the […]Read More Time Square Challenge: Hannukah
Nancy’s Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge has a very creative and season-related theme this week: Lit from Within. Most holiday lights are “lit from within” the tiny bulbs, such as these at Macy’s (formerly Marshall Field’s) in Chicago… but here are some other Macy’s holiday lighting from within. Yesterday my friend Marcia and I […]Read More Photo A Week Challenge: Lit From Within
Musical journey with the dreidl song!Read More Happy Hanukkah!
Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge this week is Things With Wings. Yesterday a friend and I visited Christkindlmarkt in Chicago – an annual German market that sets up for the holiday season at the Daley Plaza. Someone must have been generous with bird seed to attract this plethora of pigeons! Then today it […]Read More A Photo a Week: Things With Wings
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is lights. Symphony Center, Chicago Tiki Terrace Hawaiian restaurant, Des Plaines, IL Beatles tribute band, American English, in concert at Surf Ballroom, Clearwater, Iowa Park Inn Hotel, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, in Mason City, Iowa: At a side entrance Café inside the hotel In a lounge Skylights Holiday […]Read More CFFC: Lights
Halloween just passed, and I had fun walking around the neighborhood looking at and photographing people’s Halloween decorations. For this week’s Norm’s Thursday Doors, here are some Des Plaines doors decorated for Halloween. The door of this blue house doesn’t have much but I really like the spider web and the nasty-looking troll-angel on the […]Read More Thursday Halloween Doors
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Places People Live. Since it is Halloween, I am staying in the spirit of the season (no pun intended!) by showing you some houses decorated for fall or Halloween. Most were taken in Des Plaines, within walking distance of my house – which does NOT have any decorations […]Read More CFFC: Homes in the Spirit of the Season