More tulips for Cee’s FOTD 4/28/19! I am happy to say that my tulips survived the *SURPRISE* all-day snowfall yesterday! Late April snowfall (our front yard and back deck): Tulips:Read More FOTD: Tulips after late April snow!
Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge this week is Beauty. This is a difficult one to choose only a few photos, for the Earth is full of beauty, natural and manmade! So I am going to choose some of my favorite “beauties” from my photo collection. Beauty of a sunset: Rio de Janeiro, from […]Read More A Photo a Week: The Beauty of…
I was definitely in the mood for spring, but then… On Sunday – three days ago! – we had a snowstorm! About 3 inches of wet snow fell. By yesterday, though, the snow was completely gone and the temperature rose to above 70°F! I was able to go out for a walk wearing a t-shirt! […]Read More FOTD: Hark, Ye Heralds of Spring!
Frank at Dutch Goes the Photo’s Tuesday photo challenge this week is round. circles of ice that formed inside the holes of the mat outside our back door Sculpture at Dr. Evermore’s Forevertron (near Madison, WI) Macy’s Christmas balls Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier in ChicagoRead More Tuesday Photo Challenge: Round
Fandango Prompt of the Day: Variety I live in a suburb northwest of Chicago. I also have ADHD, which craves variety. My mind constantly looks for new things to distract me from, for example, the tedium of paying bills. Life can get tedious and routine, but there always ways to create variety. Although I dislike […]Read More FOWC: Variety
Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge this week is about contrasting colors, using a color wheel which shows which colors contrast with each other. In art, we often see paintings with colors that seem to pop out of the image. An artist may use what are called “complementary colors” (contrasting colors) to emphasize something […]Read More A Photo a Week: Contrasting Colors in Nature and by Design
For Cee’s Flower of the Day, I offer red and white roses today. The bouquet was at my friend’s house, who decorated her home with seasonal colors for her annual Christmas party.Read More FOTD: Roses are Red…and White
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is photos capturing people unaware, in other words, candid shots., reminding me of that old TV show, Candid Camera. Visitor on a rocking horse outside Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam Women in Arusha, Tanzania A Chicago Sinfonietta concert patron tries out the sitar during intermission at Symphony Hall in Chicago… […]Read More CFFC: You’re On Candid Camera!
The theme of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is cold. Very timely, since Chicagoland has had an unseasonably cold November, with our first major snowfall (8 inches where I live) on November 26. Here is how our neighborhood looked (from the comfort of my living room! 🙂 ) that morning. My husband was out with […]Read More CFFC: Baby, It’s Cold Outside!
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 […]Read More Camouflage and Contrast