WPC: Twisted

When I saw that the theme of WP’s Weekly Photo Challenge this week was twisted, I immediately thought of two things: trees and cactus. Winter is a good time to photograph twisted branches. Springtime in the parkSometimes even trees need a hug! There’s a bird hiding in this tangle of branches!At Saguaro National Park near […]

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WPC: Aqueous

WordPress’s Weekly Photo Challenge is liquid. Raindrop: Microcosm Fluidity: Still water peace Wave: Ocean in motion Liquor Aqua: Water is life Reflection: Moisture in air’s reflection on lakeBuoyancy: floating on water Frozen liquid: dripping Rainbow: Moisture refracted, light dispersedWater cycle: Condensation Fog is but a cloud that touches the earth. Water = Life  

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WPC: Slanted and Straight

Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge this week is to present photos showing “lines.”   These photos all contain lines that slant together with lines that are straight, which is how I selected photos for this challenge. Slanting double trees with hyacinths Wooden door of a storage shed Fences create slanting lines when viewed head on – […]

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WPC: Prolific Wildlife

Some synonyms for prolific are:  fruitful, abundant, bountiful.  If you want to see bountiful, prolific wildlife, I would recommend an African safari! Here are some examples of Tanzania’s prolific wildlife:       WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific  

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WPC: Smile

I know I’m getting this in at the last minute, but I found this picture of me and my husband – a selfie I took in November at Mader’s Restaurant in Milwaukee. Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Smile

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WPC: Rise/Set

The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge this week is sunrises & sunsets.  On safari in Tanzania, we were often up by sunrise, leaving sometimes before breakfast to be able to observe animals early in the morning. Sunrise – Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania – Feb. 7, 2018 Sunrise, southern Serengeti, Tanzania – Feb. 10, […]

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WPC: My Favorite Place

I have many “favorite places” in the world, too many to choose from, so I am restricting this post to my home town, Des Plaines, Illinois. My favorite place here is the public library. It is within walking distance so I usually walk there, sometimes three times a week or more than once a day! […]

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WPC: Hit the Road!

Feb. 5, 2018 Tarangire National Park, Day 2: WP Weekly Photo Challenge this week is “I’d Rather Be…” Back in the winter (although admittedly mild) weather in Chicago, I look back on our sojourn to Tanzania with longing, as I do with any trip we take, so I’d Rather Be Traveling. I’d rather be riding […]

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WPC: Lion Desire (Rated R!)

Feb. 6, 2018 This day could be called the “day of the lion” because we saw several of them, males together, females together and females with cubs.  When a female goes into heat, she will spend about four days exclusively with a male. Our guide told us they mate up to 16 times a day […]

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