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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Open House Chicago 2018-Part 1

Open House Chicago is an annual event – on a weekend in mid-October, about 250 buildings in the Chicago area are open to visitors. Each has a few volunteers who can tell you about the building. It is sometimes called the “architecture tour” because many of these buildings were built 100+ years ago and some […]

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Oddballs: Crazy Sculpture Park

September 28, 2018 We have been taking a short trip into Iowa, and spent a day and a half in Des Moines. We went to a well-known sculpture park, but I had heard about another one called the “Crazy Sculpture Park” located somewhere on the south side of the city. We stopped there on our […]

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In the Pink: Slide

There is an empty lot on a corner in my neighborhood, where a variety of outdoor objects sit next to a house. I never see anyone sitting in these chairs or playing on this playground equipment – it seems to be an outdoor leisure junkyard, although everything seems to be in good shape! Anyway, the […]

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FOTD: Queen Anne’s Lace

This is the time of year when Queen Anne’s Lace is in full bloom! I am posting here several different pictures of this flower.  See more beautiful flowers at Cee’s Flower of the Day, 8/31/18. Queen Anne’s Lace in full bloom. Notice the dark red dot at the center of the flower. A field of […]

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RDP #72: Cat

The Ragtag Daily Post theme today is Cat. That’s a big one for me, since I am a cat lover!! But I’ll be selective…here goes. Dale (my husband) and Katy (me) with two big cats outside an art gallery in Santa Fe, NM. I recently went to a wine and painting event with some women […]

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CFFC: Diagonal Rocks

At the end of this post:  U2 Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater! June 2, 2018 (my birthday) After spending three nights in Denver during the first part of our road trip, we left the city on the morning of my birthday. On our way out of town, we stopped at Red Rocks Park, which had […]

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WPC: Twisted

When I saw that the theme of WP’s Weekly Photo Challenge this week was twisted, I immediately thought of two things: trees and cactus. Winter is a good time to photograph twisted branches. Springtime in the parkSometimes even trees need a hug! There’s a bird hiding in this tangle of branches!At Saguaro National Park near […]

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