CFFC: Yellow

The topic of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is yellow. Yellow building – Regensburg, Germany Yellow rose – Chicago, IL 1st Presbyterian Church light fixture – Evanston, IL Sunset at an outdoor concert – Elk Grove Village, IL Brookfield Zoo entrance – Brookfield/Chicago, IL Fish – Brookfield Zoo Autumn color reflected in a pond […]

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October Squares: Animals of Tanzania

For,  Becky’s October Squares challenge: Squares & Lines, here is a rear view of a zebra in Tanzania… the lines that ring a genet’s tail, lines on a lizard, lines that encircle an owl’s face, wrinkled lines on elephant trunks and bodies, ridge lines on impala horns and black markings on their rears and tails, markings […]

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Beautiful Sunsets

Dutch Goes the Photo has a Tuesday photo challenge and the topic is sunsets. Beautiful sunsets are everywhere, but the most beautiful I have seen are when I am traveling – which I guess is logical, because although I do have photos of pretty clouds and sunsets at home, my view is usually obstructed by […]

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CFFC: Circles Everywhere

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Circles, Curves and Arches, and for this post I am focusing only on circles, which are abundant! Circles are everywhere – in nature, in art, in architecture, in daily life. I find circles in modern sculpture, art museums, light fixtures, in decorative displays, floor patterns, and buildings. Circles are […]

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Lens-Artists: My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things is the subject of Lens-Artists’ photo challenge this week. I love cats, especially my sweet tortie Hazel. I love flowers and enjoy taking good photos of them.  There is plenty of this subject matter at Chicago Botanic Gardens! This is their May foxglove display. My favorite thing in the world is traveling, […]

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A Photo a Week: Things With Wings

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge this week is Things With Wings. Yesterday a friend and I visited Christkindlmarkt in Chicago – an annual German market that sets up for the holiday season at the Daley Plaza. Someone must have been generous with bird seed to attract this plethora of pigeons! Then today it […]

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Camouflage and Contrast

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 […]

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BIG Can Be Beautiful!

Lens-Artists’ photo challenge this week is: BIG Can Be Beautiful Too! Denali – Tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere (Denali National Park, Alaska, 2016) American Eagle Roller Coaster made out of Legos, using 14,500 Lego bricks with 9,300 feet of track (Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, 2017) Big statue being carved out of rock […]

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