While many of the flowers we saw in the gardens of the historic bishop’s palace in Wurzburg, Germany, were bright and colorful, it was clear these sunflowers were being affected by the heat wave that had lasted for over a week in late June. The heat wave ended up lasting for about two weeks, with […]Read More FOTD: Sunflowers in a Heat Wave
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!
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!
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
For Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge, the theme this week is Advent weather. November here in Chicagoland was unseasonably cold – in fact, our first and only major snowfall was just after Thanksgiving! Since then, we haven’t had more than a dusting or flurries. We are never guaranteed a white Christmas and this year it looks […]Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: Fickle December
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!
June 14, 2018 Catoosa, OK has at least 3 attractions worth stopping for: Interested in river history? Arkansas River Historical Society Museum, 5350 Cimarron Rd., Catoosa, OK Ready for a hike and a picnic? Redbud Valley Nature Preserve, 16150 Redbud Dr., Catoosa, OK Want to see something kitschy (hokey) that has even appeared on a […]Read More Getting Our Kicks with Route 66 Kitsch (Day 7, Part 2)
June 13, 2018 Amarillo, TX We woke up to a much cooler morning. It had rained quite a bit and puddles were everywhere. After checking out of the hotel, we loaded the car and headed back to Cadillac Ranch. 10 vintage Cadillac models from 1949 to 1963 are […]Read More Getting Our Kicks in the Texas Panhandle-Part 2 (Route 66, Day 7)
June 12, 2018 Route 66 cuts across the Texas Panhandle, a part of the state I had never been in before. It’s only about 170 miles, so there are fewer Route 66 attractions. But these attractions were pretty cool! Leaving New Mexico, we headed toward Amarillo, Texas, where we planned to stay overnight at a […]Read More Getting Our Kicks in the Texas Panhandle-Part 1 (Route 66, Day 6)
Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge this week is the word quintessential. She writes: “According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, quintessential means perfectly typical or representative of a particular kind of person or thing.” Typical Chicago? Skyscrapers, Sears (Now Willis) Tower, Navy Pier, Chicago River, architecture… Chicago skyline, including Willis Tower Chicago skyline with […]Read More Quintessential Chicago