It’s all about colors just recently. This week, Nancy Merrill has chosen Contrasting Colors as her topic for the Photo A Week Challenge and, using the color wheel in her post, orange and blue would appear to be quite a good combination for this subject. images include a stained glass window by Marc Chagall at the Chicago Art Institute, a table top in a coffee shop in Evanston, restaurant umbrellas in Texas, and a table setting at The Flower & Garden Show in Rosemont as well as scenes from the Chicago Botanic Garden, the 63rd Annual Chicago Powwow in Elk Grove Village and Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm in South Barrington.
For more on Nancy’s Photo A Week Challenge go to Contrasting Colors.
This week, Cee has chosen Black & White as the colors for her Fun Foto Challenge. These days it’s relatively easy to convert images to black & white provided you have the right picture. Finding pictures of things that are primarily black & white without doing any kind of manipulation was rather more difficult but here are some random shots that seemed to fit the bill. I took several pictures of the young man playing the xylophone but although this one wasn’t necessarily the best, I chose it because I noticed that the woman crossing the street behind him was also wearing a black & white shirt.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to Black and White
I thought I’d stick with the water theme for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge, People at Work , this week, having recently submitted a post for Nancy Merrill’s Photo Challenge Water
Working on the barges at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in Cairo, Illinois.
Working the tour boats on the San Antonio River in downtown San Antonio, Texas.
Working to keep us safe on Lake Michigan at the Air & Water Show in downtown Chicago, Illinois.
Working to keep the lakes and gardens beautiful at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Today, for Becky’s June Squares, I’ve chosen two unusual conservatory roofs, one at the Domes in Milwaukee and the other at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens in Texas.
For more on Becky’s June Squares go to There is only a week left!
This week, Cee is looking for Horizontal Lines for her Fun Foto Challenge and glancing through the photo files I see that we encountered quite a few on our recent trip to Texas. The first image was captured as we went across the bridge over the Mississippi River in Cairo, Illinois.
Waves and ripples in the sand at East Beach in Galveston, Texas.
A view of McGovern Centennial Gardens in Houston, Texas.
A series of steps along the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to Horizontal Line(s)
It’s been a while since I came across any doors impressive enough to post on Norm’s Thursday Doors, but this one definitely deserves a mention. The entrance to the church at The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
For more on Thursday Doors go to Thursday Doors – June 21, 2018
This week’s entry for Becky’s June Squares features some interesting roofs that we discovered while visiting Texas last week. The first is at The Bishop’s Palace in Galveston; the second is in McGovern Centennial Gardens in Houston; and the third is at the Miller Outdoor Theater in Hermann Park, Houston.
More about our Texas trip in upcoming posts. For more on Becky’s June Squares go to Algarvian Roofs