Monthly Archives: September 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge – Saturated

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Saturated colors in paints, objects and nature . . .

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Tender Buttons – Gone But Not Forgotten

A favorite store of mine that used to be in downtown Chicago back in the 90’s was Tender Buttons.  Unfortunately, it went out of business about 6 years ago.  It was such an amazing little store, stuffed to the brim … Continue reading

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A Word Or Phrase A Week – Lost In Translation – Just Kidding

I propose to start a word challenge – in any language, so we can see how colloquial or slang phrases change meaning as they go through those translating machines or websites. I’ll start with ‘I was just kidding’.  How does … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – From Lines to Patterns

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Everyday objects around me reveal lines vs patterns: floors/doors/boards/tile; zinnia petals/stems; bottles/shells; cookie jar/diamond shapes; cookie jar/shell jar/little jar; soybean field with the soft texture of leaves/horizon/trees/fences; corn field/sky; tree stump/wood shavings/bug and worm traces/age lines; winter forest/fence/bare trees/coyote; watergarden plant/soft pattern/spiny leaves.

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Panera Bread CEO Living Off $4.50 a Day for Hunger Awareness

Food for thought ….

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Art on the Wabash Fair

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The Art on the Wabash Fair was today and so I headed out first for a breakfast of crepes and hot tea at the Greyhouse Cafe and then to the art fair in Tapawingo Park, next to the levee. I … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside – Canning Jar

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I looked around my home to see what I could photograph that would fit in with this challenge.  I decided to take a canning jar (really a commercial tomato sauce glass jar) and photograph flowers or plants from my garden … Continue reading

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Vezelay, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and famous for it’s Chardonnay and Pinot Noir…oh, and our next stop…

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This delightful hilltop town was originally established in approximately the 9th century, the location being naturally very defensible. The Basilica of St Magdelene is also a designated World Heritage Site, and while beautiful I only photographed…

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A Chicago for the Future

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(Photo: Kasey Klimes) “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will not themselves be realized.” – Daniel Burnham, Author of “The Plan for Chicago”, 1909 For over…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Unusual POV Via My Cat Blue

This is my cat’s favorite spot, under this tree and through the summer, the wild lilies almost hide him completely.  Now it’s drier and the lilies have mostly died down for the season.  But, he still sits in the midst … Continue reading

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