Hurrah!  I have a Wednesday off, which means I can participate in the Weekly Photo Challenge, something I’ve been missing for some weeks.  Today’s theme is “Story”.  Jen asks us to share a photo or group of photos that tells a story.  As a photographer, I think that Rod Stewart’s words apply here:  “Every picture tells a story, don’t it?”, so I could pick pretty much any photo and you could tell your own story about it.

However, I’m going to be, as Gollum said in Lord of the Rings, “tricksy.”  This photo actually does tell a story of a time past in Naperville, Illinois.

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  1. true ;o) and dads rival Rod is right… like always ;O)

  2. Pia Majumdar says:

    Nice shot, loving the tone actually 😊

  3. Sandra says:

    Great shot, Janet. And good to see you here.

  4. Allan G. Smorra says:

    A very creative solution to the challenge, Janet (and a great mural).

  5. Fun phooto for the challenge, Janet. Woo Hoo to days off …!!!

  6. happyface313 says:

    🙂 I like the picture, dear Janet,
    and I’m curious about the story.
    Hope you had a wonderful day!
    Greetings from cold Vienna,
    Claudia 🙂

    • The story is just about whatever the mural shows, a parade at some earlier time in Naperville’s history. It’s cold here as well, but spring is coming!!

      Stay warm and have some fabulous hot chocolate and a pastry for me.


  7. de Wets Wild says:

    Now this is graffiti I can appreciate!

  8. Anita says:

    Clever choice, Janet! I love the mural.

  9. Such an open-ended challenge is really one of the hardest. Great choice though; I do love street art.

  10. My cousin lives up in Naperville. What was it about the mural that compelled you to photograph it?

    • I have photos of several of the murals here, as well as those I’ve seen in Philadelphia, where one of our daughters live. I enjoy murals and street art (at least most of the latter.)


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  12. Dan Antion says:

    That’s really interesting. Kudos to the artist (and the photographer) on capturing the spirit of the city.

  13. Ole time 4th of July parade? Enjoy your Wednesday’s off! 🙂

  14. I love your choice for this challenge, and as another commenter said, I also really like the tone.

  15. Tina Schell says:

    LOL, what a great idea for the challenge Janet – and great to see you posting for it!

  16. galeweithers says:

    So many individual stories embraced in this one photo! Thanks for sharing 🙂