Things are looking up! At least they are for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week. Once I got started on this one, I couldn’t stop, so I’ve tried to limit myself to just a few of the images that I found in the photo files. We’ll be traveling around quite a bit for this challenge, starting with downtown Chicago.
Looking up at ‘the beehive’ atop the Metropolitan Tower on Michigan Avenue and ‘The Spearman’, one of two bronze statues standing as gatekeeper on Congress Plaza.
Looking up at a chandelier in the State Capitol Building in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Looking up at a rather fierce-looking statue of an eagle, looking down at us at the Lee Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Looking up at the trumpeter atop the Mormon Temple in Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Looking up at George Washington on Mount Rushmore, South Dakota.
Looking up at a giant lantern at the Chinese Lantern Festival in the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri.
And lastly, looking up at the trees on the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to https://ceenphotography.com/2017/02/28/cees-fun-foto-challenge-looking-up-at-things/
No, I’m not going to get into discussing politics but I thought this might be a good topic for this week’s Thursday Doors given the current political climate. These pictures were taken a couple of years ago at the State Capitol building in Cheyenne, Wyoming. For more on Norm’s Thursday Doors go to https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/thursday-doors-january-19-2017/
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge on Cee’s Photography at http://ceenphotography.com/2013/12/10/cees-fun-foto-challenge-alone/ is Alone.
Very often when Mum and I visited the Chicago Botanic Garden she would insist on my leaving her to her own devices so that I could go off to do some photography in other parts of the Garden. Her favorite spot was in the English Walled Garden where she was quite happy to sit alone jotting down notes, about all the plants that had taken her fancy, in her little notebook.
The Frog Goddess stands alone on the banks of Meadow Lake at Morton Arboretum; one of many scarecrows decorated by local Girl and Boy Scout Troops.
A solitary heron wades about in a pool at River Trails Nature Center looking for lunch.
A man, alone with his music, plays on the streets of Chicago.
I admit the quality of this pictures is not quite as sharp as I would have liked but I did crop it down considerably in order to show the person standing alone on a ledge less than half way up Devil’s Tower in Wyoming. I didn’t even realize he or she was there until after I’d had the picture developed. Of course this intrepid climber wasn’t really alone. There were others in the party obviously, for safety reasons, but, perched there on that spot, I imagine they must have felt very much alone.