Patti’s theme this week is “Diagonals”, something you’ll find everywhere if you look carefully. Diagonals can be quite dramatic, even dizzying, as in these shadows at the Saguaro National Park Visitors Center.

Diagonal: Having a slanted or oblique direction.

Diagonals caught my eye while traveling on the train home from downtown Chicago.

The veins of leaves are full of diagonals.

© janet m. webb 2017

Diagonals add interest, drama, and stability to this stained glass window in Anthropologie’s store on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, originally the Fell-Van Rensselaer House. How’d you like to see this every day? I think I could suffer through it. Oh, and by the way, it’s a Tiffany dome. 🙂

Here are some more natural diagonals.

While enjoying a beer at the New Glaurus Brewery in Wisconsin recently, I took this photo which works for this challenge. How prescient of me, right?

Blinds. If you move the photo up and down quickly, you’ll feel that they’re moving. I blog to entertain. 🙂 Thanks for the fun, Patti.

  1. JohnRH says:

    GREAT photos and selections. LOVE the criss-cross shadows in the first, and the patterned table-top is priceless. Excellent.

  2. Great t samples for the topic

  3. Tina Schell says:

    Terrific examples Janet – loved the variety of your examples with several favorites including the stained glass ceiling window. I lived in Philadelphia for a long time and had no idea that was there! Been out of there for a long time though so maybe it wasn’t a store while I was there?? I also loved what I call the exploding bush!! That one is fabulous. Appreciate your joining us this week!

    • I like the “exploding bush” reference, Tina. I’ll have to check what sort of plant it is but we have lots of them here. I always feel that they’re pulling me in to the center.

      The Anthropolgie store was amazing! I can’t imagine what it must have been like as a house. We didn’t go in to buy anything but just to see the place and it was well worth it. Isn’t Philly an interesting city?

  4. Great examples Janet!

  5. pattimoed says:

    Great examples, Janet. I love that you included not-so-common ones like the blinds and the grate. And those stairs in Chicago are my instant visual memory of the time when our son lived there! Glad you joined us!

  6. I like the leaves very much – not because of the theme (that is working wonderfully in all your shots) – but because of the color and details in them 😀

  7. Cee Neuner says:

    I love your diagonals Janet. Some were very abstract too 😀 😀

  8. Wind Kisses says:

    I love the turquoise grating/grid from the brewery. And I think the exploding bush is a red yucca Great idea. Great examples.

  9. These are great photos Janet .I love these stairs in Chicago. So amazing.

  10. Resa says:

    Excellent! Yes, they can be dizzying!