Posted in: humor
, weekly photo challenge
This week’s Photo Challenge from Cheri Lucas Rowlands at The Daily Post is Broken. I wouldn’t like to say how many things need mending around our house. Most of the time we just tend to ignore them or pretend they’re not there, so instead, for this challenge, I looked further afield for images of things that were broken on a much grander scale.
The propeller and shaft of what is believed to be the lumber steamer Mueller is now on display at the George K Pinney County Park Harbor of Refuge. She was dismantled in 1933, the hull burned and scuttled just north of Sturgeon Bay in Wisconsin.
Perhaps not exactly broken but definitely in need of some TLC, a train car on the back lot of the Green Bay Railway Museum.
I took this picture during the demolition of the old Village Hall in Arlington Heights.
Our bird feeder after a particularly determined squirrel found a way to help things along and make life a bit easier for himself and the birds. That was one broken thing that I did manage to fix.
For more on the Weekly Photo Challenge go to https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/something-broken/
Posted in: Art
, Cantigny Park
, Cee's Fun Foto Challenge
, Sturgeon Bay
This week Cee has picked ‘Pairs’ as the subject for her weekly Fun Foto Challenge so here are a few images that I thought might meet requirements.
‘Boys Will Be Boys’, a bronze sculpture by Dan Ostermiller, can be seen in the gardens at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin.
A pair of elk in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
Statues of a pair of favorite pet dogs stand guard over The Exedra, the burial site of Colonel Robert McCormick and his wife Amy at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois.
A pair of railroad grade watches made by the Elgin National Watch Company, now on display at Elgin Historical Society Museum.
The Sturgeon Bay Bridge becomes a matching pair when it’s raised to allow shipping to pass through.
These beautiful horses belong to my friend Jane in Michigan.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to http://ceenphotography.com/2015/05/19/cees-fun-foto-challenge-pairs/
Don’t get me started on hats! Whatever happened to that essential fashion accessory that always finished off any ensemble so perfectly? Even when our girls were growing up we used to love going to the local department stores to try on all the fancy hats. Sometimes they looked really good, other times we just had a laugh. Of course people still wear hats but they are rarely worn as a fashion statement. (I don’t count baseball caps as fashion accessories, especially for women.)
Some of the hats that you see today are worn strictly for ceremonial occasions or as part of an ethnic costume; dancers performing with the Ballet Folklorico in Elgin, a participant in the Polish Parade on Columbus Drive in Chicago and a Knight of Columbus forming part of the honor guard at a religious ceremony held in Grant Park, Chicago, for example.
Some hats are worn more for protection. Whether you’re swooshing down the slopes of the year-round ski slopes at Fox River Grove or riding a favorite in the 1 o’clock at Arlington Park you need the right kind of headwear.
When you’re a kid, and more importantly a princess, you can get away with anything. At this age everything looks cute.
Looking back at some of our old family photos I came across one taken at my grand-aunt’s wedding in 1911. For the purpose of illustrating the theme Hats I’ve extracted some individual portraits from the group. Now these ladies really knew something about hats!
For more on Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge on Where’s My Backpack? go to http://wheresmybackpack.com/2015/05/15/travel-theme-hats/
The intricacies of art and nature are the subjects that I used to illustrate this week’s theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge on The Daily Post.
The intricate carving under the archway at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Bartlett, Illinois.
The skeleton of a leaf shows up nicely against the blue sky.
An intricate design on a stained glass window at the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows on Navy Pier in Chicago. Sadly the museum has now been closed in order to make room for more retail opportunities on the pier, and is not likely to be reconvened at any other location because of the size of the collection. I shall be sorry not to see these magnificent pieces of artwork when I visit the Pier again.
A butterfly at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
For more on the Weekly Photo Challenge go to https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/intricate/