CFFC: Smooth

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is smooth textures. Here’s my take on it: Fresh fallen blanket of snow My cat Hazel’s fur Soda bottles on a shelf

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FOWC: Variety

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 […]

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CFFC: Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

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 […]

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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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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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RDP: Slippery in Winter

Last winter was a mild one for the Chicago area in comparison to others in recent memory. We got some snow, after which it thawed a bit, then turned cold. This made the roads and sidewalks icy and slippery. It became easier and less hazardous to walk on the crunchy snow than on the sidewalks […]

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WPC: Winter Silence

Silence is a good topic for winter landscapes. There isn’t much sound when everyone stays indoors, keeping warm, perhaps, while enjoying the view of fresh fallen snow. Animals hibernate. Snow muffles sound. Non-migrating birds are too busy finding food to sing. I took these photos today, a cold, blustery day, of a deserted park behind […]

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WPC: I Hate Winter!

We have been experiencing Arctic cold temperatures here in the upper Midwest since just after Christmas. Yesterday, I was commiserating about the cold with my dentist, who feels the same way about winter that I do.  Once Christmas is over, we are in for short, cold days and long nights. “I don’t like anything about […]

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