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Six-Word Saturday 6.25.22

FOTD 5.27.22

Dew drop in

Posted: April 15, 2022 in Nature, Uncategorized
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Just had one of those lovely evenings where Windows decides to update without notice, then takes three hours to get me back online after which it’s perilously near bedtime and I still don’t have a post. Sigh. Just in case you think we never get any moisture in Arizona, this photo proves you wrong. It’s actually a rain drop rather than dew but I couldn’t think of anything clever for a title using “drop” and Windows is still acting up, so I’m signing off.

Much as I love Thursday because it means it’s time for Thursday Doors, it sometimes seems that Thursday comes around more often than every seven days. Of course, it seems the same for all the other days of the week as well. But on Thursday we get to share doors, which is always fun. Today’s selection is the last from my several recent trips to California. The first is from one of the large houses along Manhattan Beach, although I like the attractive but unassuming look of this one as compared to some of the very fancy doors. Doesn’t mean the house isn’t large though. This door is along the street, not The Strand pedestrian path.

Although I understand the attraction of traveling with your own home, ala RV, I never want to drive something that big knowing that the people behind hate me or pay that much for gas. But a “tiny house” like this one could be useful, especially if the top pops up the way I think it does.

Finally, one last Manhattan door, an invisible door of the type that causes animals and small children to come to grief, possibly even the odd adult or two (not that the adult would have to be odd, but…). 🙂 I see I caught the bottom part of someone jogging by as well. Anyway, as I leave, I’ll just remind you of that famous Beach Boys song, “Wish they all could be California doors.” TTFN.

I like sculpture but find this one a bit odd, looking to me as if some sci-fi digging machine dropped a claw into downtown Chi Town. There’s a mini version of this in Naperville where we lived. Hopefully this one didn’t snatch up the man in the photo after I left!

I do love reflections, especially odd ones like this with lovely distortions of the original stately building. Chicago reflections ala Gaudi perhaps?

for Becky’s wonderful Square Challenge which this month is SquareOdds

In the second room, there were a number of sculptures which would be more approachable to have in your home (unless you have a mansion), but that were also lovely. Here are three of them. The mark on the wall behind the first piece amused me, making it seem that steam…or perhaps a genie…was emerging from the top.

I love the shadows created by this one as well as the piece itself.

“Feathers fall; soft as a song, light as morning dreams.”
― Eirene Evripidou

We think of feathers as soft and lovely but during WWI in England, women gave white feathers to men not in uniform in an attempt to shame them into enlisting, using white feathers to signify cowardice. Other less negative meanings have included peace, pacifism, and courage. To me, this feather was a small, beautiful sighting as I went for a walk, another chance to be amazed at the way errant feathers cling to plants.

Six Word Saturday 11.20.21

Life in Colour: black/grey

This male Muscovy duck has both black and touches of grey.

Life in Colour: black/grey

Big city gold: Chicago

Posted: September 9, 2021 in Uncategorized

Downtown Chicago sports gold in these revolving doors. Don’t you love revolving doors? I remember going round and round in them as a child. One of the best bits of revolving door humor come during “The Return of the Pink Panther.” Do click here to enjoy it. It’s worth a few minutes of your time. I think I’ll also enter it for Thursday Doors, although I may have two links as I forgot Dan’s Labor Day break and posted last week as well. Here’s the link for the Wyoming doors from last week.