I couldn’t resist having another go at Sue’s Word A Week Challenge on A Word In Your Ear at http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/a-word-a-week-challenge-lines/ It seems like our whole life is made up of lines of one kind or another; waiting in line, learning lines (if you’re an actor), toeing the line, writing lines (our punishment in school), genetic lines, and so on.
Following the white line on in-line skates.
The lines on a monarch butterfly.
The lines on a leaf so clearly defined that you can almost feel the texture.
A barn full of lines in the Volkening Heritage Farm in Schaumburg.
The lines of a decorative steel structure in the White River Gardens, Indianapolis.
Strong architectural lines of the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge on Cee’s Photography at http://ceenphotography.com/2013/11/19/cees-fun-foto-challenge-three-items-or-the-number-three/ is Three.
I always look forward to these ‘number’ challenges and am usually surprised at how many pictures I can come up with when going through the files.
Three jockeys preparing for a race at Arlington Park, Illinois. I guess this one would have been good for Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge on Where’s My Backpack? at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/11/15/travel-theme-short/ which was the subject ‘Short’.
Three fountains in the Rose Garden at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois.
Two’s company. Three‘s a crowd! Shortly after I’d taken the picture of the two sea lions seen in Sue’s ‘Word A Week Challenge,’ a third one joined the group, causing quite a commotion.
Three butterflies on some pretty purple flowers.
Three spires atop the Hindu temple in Bartlett, Illinois.
Three carousel horses on display at The House On The Rock in Wisconsin.
Three golden flowers growing in the Chicago Botanic Garden.
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.
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.
Looking forward to visiting the butterfly exhibit at the Chicago Botanic Garden again this summer.