Thursday Halloween Doors

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 […]

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CB&WPC: Plastic

The topic for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is things made of plastic. Bowl with plastic figurines Bake sale goods in plastic containers My grand-niece playing with a plastic toy hairdryer Plastic hand-shaped chairs Fake (plastic) lotus blossoms, lily pad & frog Kids’ scissors with plastic handles & button Tape, post-it notes, […]

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FOTD: Roses

My rose bush revived and bloomed in August! Note the insect half-buried inside one of the roses. I think it’s some sort of beetle. Posted for Cee’s Flower of the Day, 9/9/18.

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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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FOTD: Blazing Star

This is my prolific blazing star. It has “migrated” and shoots appear in random spots in my garden (including the middle of other plants)! This is part of the original “main” plant. (I discovered that there is a white version of this also, and at Chicago Botanic Gardens, it is referred to as “Gayfeather.” I […]

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RDP #41: Vintage on Route 66

The Ragtag Daily Prompt for today is vintage. There is a lot of “vintage” everything on Route 66! Vintage chairs, Seligman, AZ Vintage trailer outside Bagdad Café, Newberry Springs, CA Vintage jukebox, Bagdad Café Vintage heater (?), Elmer’s Bottle Ranch, north of Victorville, CA Vintage Marines poster, Elmer’s Bottle Ranch Vintage Texaco gas pump, Elmer’s […]

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RDP #40: Dappled

The Ragtag Daily Prompt for today is dappled. Dappling often frustrates my attempts at getting clear photos of glass doors or windows. However, in these photos, being dappled is a good thing! Between cabins at Blacks Cliff Resort, Lower Kaubashine Lake, Wisconsin Stairway to the lake, Blacks Cliff Resort 4th of July sidewalk, Arlington Heights, […]

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FOTD: Yucca Filamentosa

I  usually think of yucca as a plant that grows in the Southwest, but here in the Midwest we have a type of yucca flower also. It’s called Adam’s Needle or Yucca filamentosa. I took these photos while on a walk in the neighborhood. A zoomed-out version: Posted for Cee’s Flower of the Day, 7/1/18. […]

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