Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is gates and fences. Nature Gate: Crazy Horse National Monument, South Dakota (filter used: Denim). Neighborhood fence, Des Plaines, Illinois (filter used: Slate) Neighborhood fence with flowers, Des Plaines, Illinois (filter used: Mercury) Cairo Marriott Hotel gate, Cairo, Egypt (filter used: Vanilla) Gate for a house in […]Read More Cee’s B&WPC: Gates and Fences
I posted a red orchid for Cee’s Flower of the Day, forgetting that I had a special photo of green and white hydrangeas for St. Patrick’s Day! So this is my second contribution for Cee’s FOTD 3/17/19. I took this photo at Mariano’s supermarket yesterday.Read More FOTD: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Another beauty from Chicago Botanic’s orchid show for Cee’s FOTD 3/17/19.Read More FOTD: Red Orchid
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
Rantings of a Third Kind has a Saturday feature called Caturday. Right now she is doing “Seven Cats for Caturday” week 4. I am taking her idea and posting cats every Saturday. We saw many feral cats while in Egypt and especially in Israel, so I am posting one photo every Saturday for my own […]Read More Caturday 2: Feral Community in Aswan, Egypt
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!
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. […]Read More Lens-Artists Challenge #36: Around the Neighborhood in Des Plaines, Illinois
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge theme this week is shiny. Using photographic manipulation and mistakes added to the shiny-ness of some of these photos! Icicles – I got the effect I was looking for in this shot, with the late afternoon sun shining behind the icicles to create a golden glow. (Taken from my living room […]Read More CFFC: Shiny: Photographic Effects and Mistakes
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