Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge on Cee’s Photography at http://ceenphotography.com/2013/11/05/cees-fun-foto-challenge-one-item-or-the-number-one/ is One.
Watching the horses parade at Arlington Park. Mum would have liked this one. She always backed the grey.
It’s not every day that you turn one year old. Our youngest grandson sharing his birthday with the Thanksgiving festivities hence the turkey next to the one year candle on the cake.
Christmas Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, sponsored in part by Charter One.
General Lee 01, the Dodge Charger driven by the Duke cousins in the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard, on display at Volo Auto Museum.
Each of these stamps, acquired from all over the world, show the numeral 1 in their denomination. Stamps courtesy of my late father-in-law’s collection. Click on the picture to get a clearer view. It was very interesting for me to go all through these stamps in order to find the right ones so thanks go to Cee for suggesting the topic for this challenge.
Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge this week on Where’s My Backpack? at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/11/01/travel-theme-delicate/ is Delicate. Admittedly I didn’t have to travel very far to get these pictures but any inducement to get out of the house and go even only as far as the local nature centers is a good thing.
What could be more delicate than a butterfly? A butterfly kiss, perhaps.
The delicate tracery of ice on the branches of a shrub after a freezing, winter rain.
Seeds born on delicate, fluffy wings wait to be released.
I’m not quite sure what the name of this flower is but, going through the files, this one struck me as particularly delicate.
Although they look quite delicate, shells can withstand quite a pounding before being washed up on shore.
The Weekly Photo Challenge from the folks on The Daily Post at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/photo-challenge-eerie/ is Eerie. A lot of places seem eerie to me especially when I’m alone.
Some years ago, while we were visiting the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, we found ourselves alone in one of the large sheds that housed some very dusty, old railway carriages. This place definitely seemed eerie, so much so that, not long after, I wrote a ghost story based on how I felt as I walked along looking in those carriage windows.
Most cemeteries seem eerie especially when you are the only living person there.
The Old Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri. An eerie feeling as I wondered what fate might have awaited someone at the top of these stairs. Dred Scott and his wife, held illegally as slaves in what were supposed to be free states, sued for their freedom in this building in 1846.
The Hot Springs Mammoth site in South Dakota where the bones of these long-dead giants lie where they were discovered.
On the face of it this house may not look very eerie but take my word for it, after being given a guided tour of the Lincoln-Tallman House in Jaynesville, (we were the only two visitors in there at the time) I certainly had an eerie feeling that I might, at any moment, come across a ghost gliding through one of its 20 rooms, especially down in the basement. Lincoln visited the house in 1859, the only time that he ever stayed in a home in Wisconsin.
I hope I may be forgiven for posting a second entry in Sue’s Word A Week Challenge on A Word In Your Ear at http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/a-word-a-week-challenge-two/. After all, the subject is Two. After I spent so much time sorting through all the images I would have been sorry not to use a few more of them.
Of all the pictures that I’ve taken, this one tugs at my heartstrings the most; my dear mother and youngest daughter. The two of them were so close and during Mum’s final hours, E sat by her bedside and sang all the songs that she remembered Mum teaching her when she was growing up (mostly good old Cockney songs like ‘Any Old Iron’.) The memory of that touching scene will stay with me for the rest of my life.
Poppies are some of my favorite flowers in the garden and these two really made a lovely show.
Two sea-lions basking in the sun. I believe this shot was captured at the Indianapolis Zoo.
Two Koi in a pool at the Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois.
Two of the wonderfully energetic dancers from Ballet Folklorico performing in Elgin, Illinois.
Sue’s Word A Week Challenge on A Word In Your Ear at http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/a-word-a-week-challenge-two/ is Two.
Going through my image files I find that I have taken quite a few pictures of people and things in twos. The shot above was captured at the butterfly exhibit in the Chicago Botanic Garden.
These two little guys were waiting for me on the back doorstep one day.
Two Japanese ladies who were gracious enough to pose for pictures after performing a charming tea ceremony at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Two elk watching us watching them in Elk Grove, Illinois.
Two roses in the gardens of Catigny in Wheaton, Illinois.