Monday, March 16, 2015

In a Cat's Eye

In a Cat's Eye My cat kindly agreed to let me try out my new camera on her. If you look closely I'm reflected in there. For Photo Sunday: Cat.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Gees, Geez!

ABC Wednesday is doing the letter G.

G is for Geese.
Flying Feces Factories

G is for Graphics Card.
Graphics Card

G is for Ginger Growing.
Ginger Sprouting

Saturday, February 21, 2015

White for Winter

No Emergency Thematic photograph #326 is White for Winter. No shortage of whitish photos this winter but compared to last year this has been relatively manageable. Some schools(not my son's school) were closed one day last week for cold as wind chills were 20 below zero but honestly, just north of the border it is cold like this half the winter and they make it to school. I think our tolerance for adverse conditions has diminished the past few years. I wonder if we can blame the news media for turning every storm into an apocalypse or Armageddon. Admittedly, I can whine with the best of them, but then I was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Seattle which has a much more temperate climate. I am not phased much by earthquakes but I don't do well with cold. Since for now I am staying in Chicago, I'll just have to take advantage of the photo ops. On the River

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Feet for Photo Sunday

Big Foot and Little Foot
This is a detail of an outdoor installation called Agora by Polish sculptor, Magdalena Abakanowicz.  The piece is a  series of legs of rusty iron which I find reminiscent of Dr. Seuss's story of the pants with nobody inside them. To quote Seuss:
     Then I was deep within the woods
     When, suddenly, I spied them.
     I saw a pair of pale green pants
     With nobody inside them!
OK, so the legs are rust colored not green but take a look at a less detailed view. Agora For Photo Sunday: Feet

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

F is for...

Blue Fire Escape

Fire Escape

Fear of Falling

Falling Ice

Three Foxes
Three foxes reading?

For ABC Wednesday and brought to you by the letter F.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Eye Spy

Optometrist office at night E is for Eye Chart seen in Optometrist's office in Mont-de-Marsan, France. This summer I took a solo road trip through France and one night I got a bit lost returning to my hotel after dinner. This office caught my eye (pun intended). For ABC Wednesday, the letter E.

Faces on a Wall

Mail Slots Photo Friday for this week is "faces". These mail slots are from a central post office in San Sebastian, Spain. I went there in search of interesting stamps to put on my mail and found, as seems all too common in Europe that most stamps are sold out of vending machines. I fear the collecting of interesting stamps will be lost far too soon. Mail slots like these will become as obsolete as working phone booths.