CFFC: International Business

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge has the theme “all about buildings.” This week’s topic is commercial buildings or store fronts. One of the fun things about traveling is all the different types of architecture you see. So I am posting photos of a variety of architectural styles and colors from some of my recent trips.

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FOTD: Sunflower

We took a little jaunt out to the western suburbs today, including a visit to Cantigny, the Wheaton estate of Col. Robert McCormick, founder of the Chicago Tribune and WGN. Both he and his wife are buried on the estate. The grounds have been renovated recently and we walked around and admired the views. There […]

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CFFC: Apartment Living

Cee has a new theme for her Fun Foto Challenge, which is all about buildings. This week the topic is modern houses and apartments. I decided to concentrate on apartment buildings, which tend to be more modern than houses (at least around here).

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Friendly Friday: Markets

Sandy’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge topic this week is markets. I love outdoor markets – we have a farmers’ market near us on Sundays which runs from June to October. Most of the farmers are from Michigan or southern Illinois. Of course, the items change with the seasons. This is a local farmers’ market in […]

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Thursday Doors: A Charming Bakery

I haven’t participated in Thursday Doors lately, since I rarely go anywhere where there are interesting doors. But last week was my sister’s birthday and we went to Highland Park to visit her daughter. My sister had heard of a Caribbean restaurant in nearby Highwood called El Burén, where there are Cuban and Puerto Rican […]

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FOTD: Volo Bog

Volo Bog, located in a far northwestern suburb of Chicago was one of the nature reserves we visited recently to get away from the boredom of isolated pandemic life. There are trails to explore and wooden walk ways to follow through the bog, in search of birds and other fauna, as well as flora. As […]

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FOTD: Thistle

I took the original photo a week ago while walking at Cuba Marsh forest preserve. Then I played around with it using SnapSeed photo software. Cee’s FOTD 6/29/20

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