Posts Tagged ‘Weekly Photo Challenge’

 

Happy Wednesday, the last Wednesday, if you can believe it, of July.  Where’s the summer gone?  But no matter how fast it goes by, each Wednesday brings a new Photo Challenge theme and today that’s “Satisfaction.” I guess that means we can get some satisfaction, right?  🙂

I love road trips, nature, and beauty, so a combination of all three gives me a great deal of satisfaction.  This South Dakota sunset was so beautiful that I pulled off the highway and took some photos, not content so simply see it in my rearview mirror!

11:35 am EST, Wednesday, July 26…Can anyone else see comments or pingbacks from the Photo Challenge?  I tried two browsers and I’m not seeing anyone’s entries, including my own.

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What?  Wednesday again?  I’m two and a half weeks into Tour de France watching and exhausted having just watched today’s mountain stage. What will I do with my morning’s after Sunday’s last stage?  Ahh, well, on to today’s challenge, the Weekly Photo Challenge.  Finding an apt photo can be as challenging as winning a Tour stage (well, maybe not) and today I’m searching for one that meets the challenge of “Unusual” posed to us by an excellent photographer, Lignum Draco.

I was blessed to be able to spend just a very, very short time in Yosemite in March.  During that stay, I had this unusual view of the park.  I also had an unusually hard time trying to get this photo ready to upload.  🙂

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What a morning!  Not internet, not TV, no watching the Tour de France stage, no checking email, etc., etc.  Thunderstorms, internet back, internet out while finally watching Tour.  Ran errands.  More thunderstorms looming.  But my garden is happy with all the rain, the repeat of the Tour stage is on, and I’m finally back online with the theme for the photo challenge today,  “Collage.”

Collage (from the French: coller, “to glue”;[1] French pronunciation: ​[kɔ.laʒ]) is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.

A collage may sometimes include magazine and newspaper clippings, ribbons, paint, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years, but this technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as an art form of novelty.  (Wikipedia)

I’m not featuring a photo collage of any sort, but rather a collage that our younger daughter did before going to and graduating from art school.  This is the kitchen in our former house.  On the left is an ink drawing, on the right, the collage  I cherish this both because she did it and because we no longer live in the house.  Although she hasn’t updated her website for some years, you can see some of the art she’s done at her website.

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Welcome to July!  Hard to believe, but there we are.  The best thing about July for me is getting to watch the Tour de France.  My husband and I saw a stage in 2014 and it was great.

Today’s theme in the Photo Challenge is “Bridge“, a literal bridge or a figurative one.  Each January, I visit my parents, who live in Arizona.  We often attend Brian Lebel’s auction of Indian and cowboy art held in Mesa every year.  Much of this art bridges time, cultures, and artistic styles, such as this deerskin and beaded pouch.  I can’t imagine doing all that bead work, but I can appreciate it.

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The theme this week for the photo challenge is “Transient.”  I’ve been transient this summer, my second trip being to France and I’ve been back less than a week.  One afternoon after a rain, we saw a double rainbow that curved completely across the sky.  This segment only gives a hint at how bright it was, as my iPhone couldn’t capture it in all its glory, the deepest colors and most defined stripes I’ve ever seen, yet too transient.  Oddly enough, just a few days ago we saw another very bright double rainbow here in the Naperville, Ohio area.

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The aroma of freshly-made granola perfumes the air in our house this morning, while outside, the flowers I finally planted have been drinking deeply of the rain. I’m ready for a bit of sunshine, but there isn’t much I can do. Tea and a good book are in my plans for the afternoon, at least the part where I’m not working at something.

Today’s Photo Challenge theme is “Evanescent.”  Butterflies are, by nature, evanescent, flitting from flower to flower.  To see one at rest is truly an evanescent moment.

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Another hot, humid summer-in-spring day on tap for the Chicago area.  This morning I found that the spammers had been out in force on WordPress, depositing 84 comments in my spam folder and 3 that slipped through.  That’s a record!  Spammers, get a life.  Go outside or write a book or something useful.

Today’s WordPress Photo Challenge theme is: “Heritage.”

When I backpacked around Europe for almost a year in the mid-seventies, I stayed in a number of B&B’s in Ireland, England, and Scotland, all with marvelous breakfasts, complete with wake-up cups of tea.  However, I was not at all used to tea and tea so strong it could probably have stood without a cup or pot.  Diluted half and half with milk, I could drink it, but by the time I returned to England prior to returning home, I was drinking it straight, just as I do today.  Having a cup (or pot) of tea on the patio in France on a cool morning is a tradition I’m looking forward to enjoying again soon, but a cuppa anytime, anywhere, unadulterated is an inherited heritage I treasure.

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