CFFC: Shadows

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Shadows. This afternoon’s walk was a great time to photograph shadows. It was mid-afternoon and the sun was shining. Fence Hedges Railroad crossing In Israel, we saw this: Cat Barrier on the Mediterranean Sea I took this beautiful shot of the Sphinx in Egypt – it looks like […]

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Cee’s B&WPC: Gates and Fences

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is gates and fences. Nature Gate: Crazy Horse National Monument, South Dakota (filter used: Denim). Neighborhood fence, Des Plaines, Illinois (filter used: Slate) Neighborhood fence with flowers, Des Plaines, Illinois (filter used: Mercury) Cairo Marriott Hotel gate, Cairo, Egypt (filter used: Vanilla) Gate for a house in […]

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Lens-Artists Challenge #36: Around the Neighborhood in Des Plaines, Illinois

Lens-Artists’ weekly photo challenge this week is Around the Neighborhood. I selected some photos from my photo archive of the last few years that are “typical” of Des Plaines, Illinois, the Chicago suburb where I live. More and more of these signs have popped up in people’s yards since the beginning of the Trump administration. […]

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CB&WPC: Murals

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is Murals. The word mural comes from the Latin word for wall.  It is defined by Bing as: a painting or other work of art executed directly on a wall. Wikipedia goes into further detail: A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on […]

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FOTD: Tree

This isn’t a flower and I don’t even know what kind of tree this is, but the “buds”(?) on this tree reminded me of pussy willows. I thought it was a delightful sight for December! Posted for Cee’s FOTD 12/22/18.

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Thursday Doors: Sigma Alpha Epsilon National Headquarters (OHC 2018)

During Open House Chicago 2018, we visited several sites in Evanston, including the national headquarters of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Regardless of my personal opinion of this fraternity’s history of hazing (for which it has been disciplined at least nine times) as well as of fraternities in general, the headquarters building is an austere […]

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Time for Soup

There is a Mexican restaurant in our neighborhood where I like to go when it is super cold outside. They have a very good caldo de pollo – chicken soup with big pieces of white meat, potatoes, carrots, and beans. With it they serve little cups of chopped onion, cilantro, rice, and lime slices which […]

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