Lens-Artists: My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things is the subject of Lens-Artists’ photo challenge this week. I love cats, especially my sweet tortie Hazel. I love flowers and enjoy taking good photos of them.  There is plenty of this subject matter at Chicago Botanic Gardens! This is their May foxglove display. My favorite thing in the world is traveling, […]

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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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Camouflage and Contrast

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge for this week is Standing Out or Blending In. Camouflage (blending in) is a common way in nature for animals to hide from predators or so they cannot be seen. It was hard to spot this eagle at first, because his brown feathers blend in so well with the tree branches. There’s […]

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BIG Can Be Beautiful!

Lens-Artists’ photo challenge this week is: BIG Can Be Beautiful Too! Denali – Tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere (Denali National Park, Alaska, 2016) American Eagle Roller Coaster made out of Legos, using 14,500 Lego bricks with 9,300 feet of track (Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, 2017) Big statue being carved out of rock […]

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Patterns

There are patterns wherever we go. Some are man-made, while others are in nature. Still others are a combination: humans manipulating natural phenomena to create patterns. Anne-Christine of Lens-Artists’ Photo Challenge this week has chosen the theme of patterns. This fountain at Ravinia (outdoor summer music venue north of Chicago) was created by harnessing the […]

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Blue and the Blues at VVS

I was recently at a reunion at my high school, Verde Valley School, in Sedona, Arizona. This photo was taken off a patio of the girls’ dorm. Posted for Lens Artist Photo Challenge with the theme of blue. I end with one of my favorite blues songs, by B.B. King. It was in high school […]

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Running Through Fountains

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is a weekly challenge shared by four photographers who announce a new theme every Saturday. This week’s challenge is cooling. I did not expect the Mile High City, Denver, Colorado, to be so hot the week following Memorial Day.  Our first real visit to Denver was three days at the beginning […]

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