Posts Tagged ‘iPhoneography’

“Travel” is my choice for Sally’s “Challenger’s Choice”.  The view from Griffith Observatory is one of the top ten things to do or see in Los Angeles.  The night we visited, the observatory was open, free, and impressive.  So was the view.

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One of the most disconcerting things about vacation is how quickly it seems that you never went. Taking photos helps bring back the vacation experience, so these doors transport me to one of my walks to Old Town Pasadena.  After my first day, I went online to locate somewhere to have tea or one of my periodic coffee drinks.  For the latter, I found Amara Chocolate and Coffee.

Mochas top the short list of coffee drinks I like.  At Amara, there are no mochas (by name), but their cacao latte raises the mocha bar moon-high.  Add 63% dark Venezuelan chocolate to coffee and milk and it’s sheer bliss!  I made a point of stopping there again on my last day.  They’ve officially spoiled me for all other mochas and I was happy to have had the opportunity to tell that to the owner.

With that delicious thought in mind, let’s head for the doors (and you can listen to The Doors as well, if you like.)  To see more of the doors (no caps), you can take a virtual trip around the world through the portal at Norm’s blog.  Be aware that the portal is disguised as a blue froggy-like creature.  Just click on it and the portal will open.  Just hang on to your drink!

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“All hope abandon ye who enter here.”

OK, this isn’t the gate to Dante’s hell, but it looks much more ominous in black and white than it did in real life and since Sally wants black and white today, that what she gets.  🙂

The Easter ravioli were a big success with even a few left over.  I’m definitely ready to relax a bit after a wonderful church service and good food with good friends.  So I shall say farewell for the evening and good morning to all of you who will read this tomorrow.  I appreciate all of you as well.

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No dearth of photograph-worthy doors in the City of Brotherly Love. It’s filled with lovely doors of all sorts.  Today’s trio runs the gamut from intricately designed to simple and colorful to one that’s missing an essential ingredient.

Thursday Doors never misses any ingredients as cooked up a-door-ably by our amiable chef from Montreal, Norm.  Hopefully he’s no longer snowed under, but no matter.  The door to world-wide doors is always open if you click on the blue linky critter on his site.

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“Surprise” is the theme of this week’s photo challenge.  As Jen mentioned in her example, I’ve often been surprised by what appears in a macro shot, especially if it’s taken with my phone in bright sunshine!  Little critters that I didn’t even notice look like sci-fi creatures when viewed on my laptop or iPad.

I like to be surprised by wit and word play is one of the things I most enjoy.  So you might imagine the surprised happiness the name of this shop gave me when I chanced to look across a Philadelphia street and see it.

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Descano Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, California, isn’t as big as Huntington Gardens in Pasadena, which I visited during my visit two years ago, but it’s large, beautiful, and much less expensive.  My daughter suggested I go there the last day of my visit and am I glad I did!  I spent well over two hours walking, smelling, sitting, changing lenses on my Nikon, and taking photos with my iPhone.  It was such a wonderfully overwhelming experience that I finally reached the point at which I could not take one more photo or linger in one more garden area!

This shot qualifies for Sally’s theme of “Macro” this week. I like it because it looks as though the flower is sticking its tongue out or the doctor or dentist said, “Say ahhhh.”

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It’s a glorious spring day in northern Illinois as I write this post on Saturday…warm, sunny, windy (of course)…absolutely what we’ve been waiting for.  The windows are open, I’ve had a walk around the lake, taken some photos, and sat on a bench just relaxing and enjoying being outside.  Tomorrow is Palm Sunday as well as the latest installment of the Oddball Photo Challenge.  Here’s my oddball for this week.

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