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The red rocks of Sedona, Arizona are justifiably famous as one of the most beautiful places in the Southwest.  In addition to the beauty, many people go to Sedona to search for inner balance.  It’s unlikely, though, that you’ll see many coming out as balanced as our younger daughter in this shot.  I don’t know about you, but it’s also unlikely, no, let’s make that impossible, that I would ever be doing this!

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Happy Wednesday to all of you reading this!  In NE Illinois, spring is gradually taking over: temperatures are warmer (enough to have windows open for a bit yesterday), the grass is getting green, and the sturdy survivors of the cold weather, daffodils, and the like, are showing their beautiful faces.  The sun is shining today, which always makes things better.

Today’s photo challenge theme is “Lines”,  which immediately brought to mind a photo I took in the print shop one day while hanging out with our daughter.

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No work today, so I can participate in the Weekly Photo Challenge again.  This week’s theme is “Prolific.”   In the desert, there are many plants that have a prolific number of spines, such as this cactus.  It’s beautiful, but don’t overbalance while admiring it!

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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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On Wednesdays (couldn’t we go back to Fridays??), timing is everything.  The Photo Challenge goes live (usually) at 11 am CST here in the Chicago area, so by 10:55, I’m usually sitting with my laptop, ready to start looking for photos.  But wait!!  What if my laundry is ready to come out at that time?  I don’t want it sitting in the machine getting wrinkled but I don’t have time to hang it up.  I have to be photo hunting!!  🙂  Hopefully this week the comments and pingbacks will work right away.  Anyone else having trouble getting posts to load in the Reader?

Today, everything is under control.  The laundry just went in, I have my opening paragraph written, I have a half-priced cappuccino for National Cappuccino Day, and I’m ready.  So here we go…

Today’s theme is…drum roll, please…”Temporary.” While there are all sorts of choices for this, my mind is on food and these wild French raspberries were very temporary indeed, but oh, so good!

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Welcome to November!  For some of us, that means colder weather, leaves changing color a/o falling, and the anticipation of winter.  For others, summer is just around the corner.  But whatever the weather, the Photo Challenge keeps on going, this week with the theme of “Peek”, showing just enough of a subject to pique the interested of the viewer.

This summer I crouched on the hillside in Wyoming just up from the corral, taking photos of two bull moose head-high in the willows, contentedly chomping away.  A peek now and then was just about all I could capture.  And that’s not a lot of bull (although this one was.)  🙂

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It was a toss-up this week as to whether I would go with a Wordless Wednesday post or wait for the photo challenge.  Not that I don’t love seeing all your entries, but it takes a lot of time to view and (as I always try to do) comment.  That’s why last week, with extra work days for me, had to be a Wordless Wednesday post.  But today it’s back to the Photo Challenge, whose theme today is “Rounded.”

I love these rounded edges I found while wandering in the Bighorn Mountains this August.

As always, but especially during the photo challenge, I appreciate the time many of you take to comment as well as to hit “like.”  I know it takes time, which is short supply all too often!

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