FOTD: Tree

This isn’t a flower and I don’t even know what kind of tree this is, but the “buds”(?) on this tree reminded me of pussy willows. I thought it was a delightful sight for December! Posted for Cee’s FOTD 12/22/18.

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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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Festival of Leaves

Dawn loves autumn and is hosting a photography challenge this season called Festival of Leaves.  Northern Illinois has finally arrived at its peak color. Here are a few photos of Des Plaines’ festival of leaves. I took these yesterday on a walk after 5:00 pm (official sunset yesterday was 5:56 pm).

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CFFC: Vibrant Seasons

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge has a series about colors. This week is vibrant colors. Every season of the year has its vibrancy. Autumn, of course, offers the most striking display of vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. Winter has its own vibrancy: the bright lights and colors of Christmas and the sun shining on fresh fallen […]

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CB&WPC: Winter Trees

In my previous post for RDP, I mentioned that we had a mild winter this past year. So mild, in fact that trees began budding in February. This was a couple of weeks after the biggest snow storm we had last February! But winter lingers and teases – when in March we all ready for […]

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CFFC: Light and Lime Green

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge right now is a color series; this week is light green or lime green. Hibiscus buds Young maple leaves – most of the maples around here have a fungus on their leaves called “maple tar spot,” supposedly caused by wet weather so that the leaves never have a chance to dry […]

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