For Becky’s Month of Blue Squares (July) challenge… While in Paris in June, we (my husband, my son, my sister and I) went to see the Eiffel Tower in the evening since I’d been told it was lit up at night. I loved the contrast between the gold of the lit up tower and the […]Read More Blue Squares: Evening Under the Eiffel Tower
I love the bright blue accents on this house I saw in a French village. Posted for Becky’s Blue Squares 7/13/19.Read More Blue Squares: French Village House
I am back from vacation including a river cruise in Europe, so I ready to participate in Becky’s Square Challenge for July and the topic is Blue. (I have linked her first day of this challenge, because it is my first day participating and the suggestions she has are in that post.) Everyone has heard the […]Read More Blue Squares: On the Rhine
For this last day of Becky’s Spiky Squares month, I am posting another photo taken in the desert greenhouse at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. I found this month’s challenge to be fun and interesting. I didn’t have a chance to participate as much as I would have liked because, well, LIFE intervened! My spiky desert […]Read More Last Spiky Square!
When you look at this photo of blazing stars in my garden, you won’t think it looks very “spiky” – but there is a story behind it! When I started my garden a decade ago, I planted some seedlings that I bought at a plant exchange at my church. I had no idea what this […]Read More Spiky Squares Month: “Mr. Spiky”
I liked this twisty, spiky cactus at the Chicago Botanic Gardens, and am posting it for Becky’s Spiky Squares Month photo challenge.Read More Spiky Squares: Cactus
My cat loves it when I brush her with this brush. For her, it’s like a massage. Afterward, I pull the fluffy fur out of the brush, but often I get pricked with this spiky brush! Ouch! As you can see from this photo, I often don’t get ALL the fur out! The brush doesn’t […]Read More Spiky Squares: Cat Brush
No, I don’t mean today! Last summer while on our trip on Route 66, the temperature really spiked! This is my Spiky Square for 3/14/19.Read More Spiky Squares: It’s Too Hot!
I photographed this scary looking plant at Chicago Botanic Gardens in the desert greenhouse, posting for Becky’s Spiky Squares month. It’s called Fang Feltbush and is a member of the Stonecrop family. Here’s more of the plant:Read More Spiky Square: Fang Feltbush
I spotted these bright red flowers in Israel and decided to post the photo for Becky’s Spiky Squares and Cee’s FOTD 3/9/19. If anyone knows the name of this flower, please add its name to the comments! Thanks!Read More Spiky Squares & FOTD: Israeli Flowers