Questions: What’s the tallest building you’ve been to the top of? Sears Tower (now officially Willis Tower, but Chicagoans still call it Sears Tower) – 104 floors! I went up by elevator but my 78-year-old brother-in-law climbs the stairs to the top once a year! Amazing! What do you do to keep fit?Not enough, especially […]Read More SYW: Skyscrapers, Keeping Fit, and U.S. Politics
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge has the topic hot or cold things. On a cold day in December in Arlington Heights, IL, a flock of Canada geese walked on frozen pond… There was no sitting on a bench on a snowy day at the end of October (and on that day it was warmer […]Read More CB&WPC: Cold Days and Hot Days
In mid November, I was walking around our campus on a frigid day, and noticed some blobs on one of our frozen ponds. From a distance with the naked eye, it looked like ducks frozen in place with their heads sticking out of the water. Of course, I knew it couldn’t be that – probably […]Read More WWE: Mystery on Frozen Pond
Stream of Consciousness Saturday is a weekly writing challenge hosted by blogger Linda G. Hill. There is a simple prompt or theme and you just write whatever comes into your head – no editing! Except typos. I rarely participate in Stream of Consciousness Saturday, but as I was reading other participants’ contributions, I decided to […]Read More SoCS: Dream Is the Stuff of Songs & Snow
Lens-Artists’ weekly photo challenge #70 has the topic monochrome. Monochrome can be either black & white or varying hues of the same color. Normally, to create a black & white photo, I use my photo software to change it from color to B&W, since I do virtually all my photography in color. In this photo, […]Read More Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome
This photo was taken at Point Defiance Park Rose Garden in Tacoma, Washington. Posted for Cee’s FOTD 10/2/19.Read More FOTD: Red Rose After Rain
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