I’m still getting used to the new Wednesday start day for the Weekly Photo Challenge at The Daily Post so am hurrying to get this one in on time. There were so many images that looked like A Good Match but I’ll quickly share just two that stood out in the old photo files.
What used to be known as ‘elevenses’ in our house; tea and biscuits, preferably with plenty of jam on them. A good match. As the name suggests, this short break from daily activities usually took place around 11am but as the years advance I find that ‘elevenses’ has slowly worked its way forward until now we appear to be enjoying this delightful repast somewhere between 8:30 and 9am.
Two people who obviously enjoyed making beautiful music together; Violinist Oliver Colbentson and his accompanist. A good match.
For more on The Weekly Photo Challenge go to https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/a-good-match/
The subject for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is glass and going through the photo files I came across a few items that I thought might work. It’s funny how, when you see the theme for a certain challenge, you wish you’d taken pictures of some things you’d seen that would have been great! Oh well! If only we could see the future as easily as we can see through glass. For more on Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge go to https://ceenphotography.com/2017/02/09/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-glass-2/
Chihuly artwork at the Visitors Center in Columbus, Indiana.
Too much time on my hands; this was a photographic experiment that I set up on a dreary day just for something to do.
A stained-glass window from the former Ottawa Street Methodist Church which is now part of the Joliet Area Historical Museum.
Glass ceiling at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Glassware on display at The House On The Rock in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
Paperweights on display at The Art Institute in Chicago.
Looking for something bright and cheerful on a cold winter’s day, I decided on these car doors for Norm’s Thursday Doors. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m no car expert but I do appreciate the colors and aesthetics of some of the vintage cars on display at various places such as our local Bluesmobile Cruise Night and Volo Auto Museum. For more on Thursday Doors go to https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/thursday-doors-february-9-2017/
Featuring Asheville in North Carolina for Norm’s Thursday Doors this week. The first image shows the doors of the Basilica of Saint Lawrence in Asheville. The second is the aptly decorated library door at the Biltmore Estate and the third shows the doors leading from the terrace at the Vanderbilt’s stunning home. For more on Norm’s Thursday Doors go to https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2016/10/27/thursday-doors-october-27-2016/
Today’s subject for Jennifer Nichole Wells’ Halloween Challenge is gate, and I must admit that I had to dig deep into the photo files to come up with something for this one. Plenty of doors but not many gates.
A gate leading into the little flower garden at Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Two gates leading into the English Walled Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois.
I’m guessing these may have originally been gates although there is now a bench positioned right in front of them. Possibly decorated with Chihuly glass pieces, they were at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St Louis.
A beautiful wrought-iron gate at the Cuneo Mansion in Vernon Hills, Illinois. For more on Jennifer’s Halloween Challenge go to https://jennifernicholewells.com/2016/10/24/jnws-halloween-challenge-gate/
This is my first visit to Norm’s Thursday Doors. I’ve often seen fascinating posts by fellow bloggers with some splendid pictures of doors and I wondered if I had anything in the old photo files that might be worth sharing so I’m kicking off my participation in this weekly feature with three images from Wisconsin. The first is the door to the outhouse at Cana Island Lighthouse in Door County. The second is an old boxcar at Green Bay Railway Museum and the third is the door of the Sheboygan/Fond Du Lac stagecoach on display at the Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum at Wade House in Greenbush, Wisconsin. I hope these fit the bill. For more on Thursday Doors go to https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2016/10/20/thursday-doors-october-20-2016/
Plenty of treats at Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm for Jennifer Nichole Wells’ Halloween Challenge today. For more on Jennifer’s Halloween Challenge go to https://jennifernicholewells.com/2016/10/17/jnws-halloween-challenge-treats/