Category Archives: Pictures

One by One (Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge)

A fortunate synchronicity that Cee’s prompt this week was photos of individual things, since last week at Open Circle, I for some reason was driven to bring out my camera and in looking at the photos, I realized that all the photos I took were of individual living things. One little bird that remained alone on that wire for at least 20 minutes. One little sprig of hair sproutin from the head of a man five rows in front of me. Was it in the no-man’s land between the extent of his reach on each side or a unique styling decision? One little flower on a tree far away with one little bee mining it, and one squirrel that descended the tree next to the speaker, distracting all of her listeners.  Then, by the time I could get my camera out, it had run up the tree and out on this limb to disappear into the foliage.

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For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Cactus Clock–– Macro Challenge, Week 5, Plants and Flowers

This is a second try at the macro theme since I didn’t notice that the subject was plants and flowers for  Musin with Susan’s macro challenge. Hope it isn’t too late.  I’ve been doing a lot wrong lately. I think too much on the agenda.


This was shot with y Canon PowerShot SX710 HS, iso 400, 10.99 mm f/4 1/400


I think the little ants on  each oval around the circle make it look a bit like a clock, with them being the numbers.

Here and There: Compose Yourself Challenge, Faraway

Here and There!


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I’m not sure if the first two qualify for this “Faraway” challenge, but at the very least, they are “Here and Away!”  I seem to be fond of sepia lately so these evolved from color to b&w to sepia before I finally committed.

Here are some more––black and white for the most part:

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I liked this pink tinge in the sky.




This prompt reminds me of the old game paper/scissors/stone.  Scissors cut paper, paper covers stone, stone breaks Scissors.

I inadvertently left the above  picture out of my Thanksgiving post, and now I’m glad I did.  I love the movement and texture in the potatoes, and the spoon–with the stainless bowl and stem and the wooden handle––is my favorite.  It belongs to a set Bob brought into our marriage.  Most of the pieces have been broken or lost, but these big serving spoons come in handy every time company comes!

IMG_8118This large wooden heart shown in the Maestros del Arte Feria is covered in metal milagros.


This life-sized hand also covered in milagros came home with me!


The wooden barn is to protect the buffalo in a park in Sheridan, Wyoming from harsh Wyoming winters. The metal mesh fence is to protect park visitors from the buffalo!

Version 2IMG_6742IMG_6577The wood married to metal of the scaffold is echoed in the wooden handle and iron head of the hammer.

Thursday Doors on Friday

Thursday Doors on Friday

Version 3 IMG_7840 IMG_7841 IMG_7834In a place where square does not rule the day anyway, it was very hard to get a square take on these doors without having the door blocked by the very ugly black street sign.  The more ornate older sign added to the view, but the ugly black one definitely didn’t!!