Posted in: Life
Tagged: A-Z Challenge
, M words
, Morton Arboretum
Frizztext’s A-Z Challenge this week is M Words. I haven’t participated in this particular challenge for a while so here are a few images that I thought would work well for the M theme.
A Metra train arriving at Bartlett station.
A monarch resting on some asters in the Green Bay Botanical Gardens.
Mushrooms growing in the Morton Arboretum.
The Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago.
For more M Words go to Flickr Comments at http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/m-words/
I seem to have got a bit behind with my entries for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge on Cee’s Photography at http://ceenphotography.com/2014/09/23/cees-fun-foto-challenge-the-color-blue/. This week it’s Blue and last week it was Buildings so how about I post a few Blue Buildings.
The famous House of Blues on N. Dearborn Street in Chicago.
The new Roosevelt University building in Chicago.
An old blue house that caught my eye in Sterling, Illinois.
Posted in: Art
Tagged: A Word A Week Photograph Challenge
, South Dakota
Once again, Sue Llewellyn has come up with a subject for her Word A Week Photography Challenge on A Word In Your Ear at http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/a-word-a-week-photography-challenge/ that gives me the opportunity to use pictures that I might not otherwise have shared. Thanks Sue!
I think I could safely bet that you will never, in a million years, guess the title of this sculpture. We came across it while taking a walk through the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Created by British sculptor Dame Barbara Hepworth, this interesting piece of artwork is entitled “Summer Dance.”
“Hey, this might look like just a hole in the ground to you but it’s home to me!” A prairie dog on guard in The Badlands, South Dakota.
Yes, folks, I’ll take a picture of pretty much anything, even a hole in the ground. This one just happened to be one dug in our yard when the plumber came to clear the tree roots out of our sewer pipes.
Here are just a few of the trains that we met, head-on, at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy #300 Silver Spirit dinette/observation car.
The Pennsylvania GG1 Electric Locomotive was mainly used for passenger trains.
Union Pacific #4017 “Big Boy” weighs over 600 tons and was used to haul freight over the Wyoming and Utah mountains during the 1940’s and 50’s.
Lake Superior & Ishpeming #24 an early 20th century locomotive.
Green Bay & Western #315-C430 Diesel built in 1968 was one of the last built before US production ceased.
The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific #2 Aerotrain was built in 1955 by General Motors. It was designed to be fast, lightweight and economical, the coaches being fashioned from bus bodies. It was not a success, however, due to its rough ride and poor design and was unpopular with both passengers and railroads.
My thanks, once again, to Sue Llewellyn for affording me the opportunity to share some pictures of windows in response to her Word A Week Photograph Challenge on A Word In Your Ear at http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-window/.
Although I’ve already shown images of some of the windows at the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows on Navy Pier in Chicago in previous posts, I still had a few left that I thought might be worth a look.
I particularly liked the window depicting The Fairy Tale of The Bear Attacking Other Animals created in 1997 by artist Khaim Pinkhasik.