PPAC #3: Fire Hydrants

Cee and Marsha’s Public Art Photo Challenge is in its third week, I think. This week is Marsha’s turn, and I linked to that. If you haven’t seen other contributions, click on the link and see some awesome petroglyphs!

Fire hydrants are a good place for public art – they are necessary and they are always there. People walk by them every day and don’t look at them, but sometimes it is worth stopping!

Actually, I believe this one was in Mt. Prospect also, as are the two following!
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CFFC: Vanishing Lines

These are some examples of vanishing and leading lines for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.

Last night in downtown Mt. Prospect
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Barn lines at Wild Bill Cody’s Scout’s Rest Ranch in Nebraska
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On the road in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
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Rest stop at Rocky Mountain National Park
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Roller Coaster Road near Harper’s Ferry, Iowa
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Crop lines, Israel
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An old, unused railroad track along the river dock, Regensburg, Germany
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CFFC: Summer Scenes

Cee continues her season theme in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge and this week is summer scenes.

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Swimming & sunbathing on a river beach on a hot day in the Netherlands

 

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Black-eyed Susans at Mt. Prospect Town Hall

 

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Swan family and ducks at The Moorings of Arlington Heights

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Evening at a Wynona Judd concert in August

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Summer garden

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Planting supplies

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Fountain at Ravinia’s summer concerts

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Flowering plant in downtown Highland Park, IL

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Pool party on a Des Plaines August evening

 

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Friends at the Chicago Botanic Gardens

I could include many more, because summer is my favorite season!
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CFFC: Mostly Monochrome

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge continues with the theme of colors. This week the topic is basically one  color or hue.

This photo was not shot nor edited black & white. The trees and clouds actually looked like this on a spring day in northern Wisconsin.
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Turtles at The Grove visitors’ center, Mt. Prospect, IL
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Chinese Reconciliation Park, Tacoma, WA
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Point Defiance Park, Tacoma
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Passau, Germany
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Wine pressing tanks, Morwald Winery, Austria
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Modern clock, Cologne, Germany
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Kinderdijk, Netherlands
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Cologne Cathedral, Germany
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Miniature show “Whimsical Wonderland,” Elk Grove Village, IL
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Flowers, Des Plaines, IL
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Some animals are the color they are to blend in with their environment, such as hyraxes who hide among the rocks where they live, mongoose who inhabit giant anthills, and even a hippo with just its eyes & ears above the water. (All photos taken in Tanzania.)

 

CFFC: V is for Violin, Valentines and Vincent Van Gogh

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge continues with the alphabet – this week’s letter is V: words starting with v that have at least six letters.

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My friend, Marcia, playing Christmas carols on her viola!*20171225_192144

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Salad made with vegetables: kale, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and tiny shrimps, totally delicious (at E+O Restaurant, Randhurst, Mt. Prospect, Illinois – USA)20170215_115738

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Vincent Van Gogh painting,  special exhibit at Art Institute of Chicago (May 2016)"van Gogh's Chair"

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Vanilla ice cream (My dessert tonight – yum!)20180116_194515

*Yes, I cheated – viola only has 5 letters, but I love that picture and couldn’t resist including it!