Posts Tagged ‘southern California’

Some doors just invite you to come in. These do. When I visited southern California before Thanksgiving they invited me in…because they’re doors belonging to people I know. The inside is just as inviting and the people even more so.

I found a new app for transforming photos into drawings and painting. You’ll know the app name as I’m not paying for the version without it. But I think the results are pretty cool. I should have just told you I did them and cropped the name, but you probably wouldn’t have believed me anyway. 🙂 So just enjoy them.

Our faithful ambassa-door, Norm, has gone door-mant, but he didn’t leave us hanging. He en-doors-ed Dan at No Facilities as his replacement. Norm, thanks for hosting one of the most a-door-able challenges in the blogosphere. Dan, thanks for hosting.

On Monday, I like to participate in Sally’s mobile photography challenge, open to anyone who takes photos with a non-traditional camera, as my phone/camera goes with me everywhere.  The first Monday’s theme is “Nature” and, having been to Yosemite, my natural tendency was to go with something spectacular from there.  After all, what isn’t spectacular there?

But, southern California having a very different climate from that of the Chicago area, nature is also everywhere in the city even now, a juxtaposition I enjoyed greatly, as with the exotic beauty of this bird of paradise bloom against the neutral-colored background of a Spanish-themed apartment complex: city and nature, striking and subdued. Perhaps if you live there, their beauty becomes passé, but to winter-jaded eyes, they were a glorious sight.

© janet m. webb 2017