Posts Tagged ‘Naperville Illinois’

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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No time for a long post today.  It’s late Sunday and we’re just back from a Super Bowl party, watching the Eagles defeat the Patriots.  The food was great, the game even better, the company best of all.  So today I offer you a seemingly simple shot that took a long time to take, as the Windy City was living up to its name on the cold morning when I tried and tried to get this papery beauty to hold still long enough to immortalize it.  I hope you enjoy the result.

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Although this might not be what you think of when you think of flowers, thistles are flowering plants.  Providing nectar for some insects and butterflies, they also furnish food for one of my favorite birds, the goldfinch. I love the purple topknot that looks like a funky little hat.

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