The subject for Nancy Merrill’s Photo A Week Challenge is Lit From Within and, although I hadn’t intended to participate this week, the opportunity to capture some appropriate pictures presented itself quite by chance and so here is my take on the challenge. For the past three weeks I’ve been spending much of the time at the hospital visiting my 93-year-old mother-in-law. Sadly she has reached the stage where nothing more can be done for her and has been moved to more comfortable surroundings in hospice there. The only bright spot in these rather gloomy days has been the sight of the Christmas Village that has been set up in the lobby of the hospital. Apparently, the man who owns all these lovely ornaments brings them in every Christmas for everyone to enjoy. Thank you, whoever you are! You have helped to lighten our load.
For more on Nancy’s Photo A Week Challenge go to Lit from Within.
Wishing everyone the Happiest of Holidays!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS!
Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge this week on Where’s My Backpack? at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/01/17/travel-theme-silver/ is Silver.
I came up with three very different pictures for this challenge, each illustrating the subject silver in it’s own particular style.
The first shot was taken at Christmastime in 2011 on State Street in downtown Chicago and shows a sparkly, silver, window display in what used to be the old Marshall Fields store before changing to Macy’s in 2006.
The next picture shows two little silver rabbits nestled in amongst an Easter table setting on display at The Chicago Flower and Garden Show which that year was held at the Convention Center in Rosemont.
I don’t know who captured the third image but it holds a very special place in my photo files. It was taken more than sixty years ago and shows the cabinet in which my grandparent’s displayed their silver collection. They didn’t keep any toys at their place so whenever we went to visit them at their home in Kent I had to make do with whatever was available and was occasionally allowed to take all these precious pieces out and play with them. It kept me amused for hours.