Photo Challenge – Ceiling

The 2017 One-a-Week Photo Challenge is sponsored by Cathy from Nanacathydotcom and Sandra from Wild Daffodil.

The new challenge begins with the prompt: CEILING.

One of our favorite haunts is the Eastman Theatre, home of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the host for many other events. And in the theatre, one of our favorite spots is the lobby, where hanging from the CEILING is this breathtaking sculpture. This piece was created by the American glass artist, Dale Chiluly.

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My iphone photo does not do justice, but the following link has some outstanding photos. Enjoy scrolling through the other photos of this wondrous place; the Chiluly shots are at the end. I zoomed in on one of them for my feature photo.

http://www.rochester.edu/giving/gec/gallery/the-eastman-theatre

 

 

 

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Photo Challenge – Monster

The prompt for this week’s challenge is MONSTER, and it was an easy one for me. Last year my next door neighbors had a fabulous Halloween tree, which I shared on a Sunday Sevens post.

Here again is the original photo (look carefully, these skeletons are cleverly made from milk cartons) and the header photo was taken a couple of nights ago. Happy Halloween everyone!

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Loose bones sway
To the Dance Macabre
All, beware!

Pleased to be linking up with the 52 Week Photo Challenge again after missing several weeks, and thanks to its creators:

Cathy from Nanacathydotcom

Jane from Rainbowjunkiecorner

Melissa from The Aran Artisan

Sandra from Wild Daffodil

Also included is my little Haiku, which has nothing to do with Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge as I’ve completely ignored this week’s prompts (quick and race).

 

 

 

 

Photo Challenge – Button

Button, button, who’s got the button?

This week’s Photo Challenge is BUTTON. Like many others, I am rather obsessed with buttons, especially those of the vintage variety. And more specifically, the vintage buttons from my mother’s collection.

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However, lately I have acquired a different button obsession. Our old house constantly requires attention. One of the continual little projects has been updating the shabby (or  modernized) button light switches. We’ve acquired quite the variety of light switch covers. Such as….

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switches with 2 buttons,

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6-button switches,

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and an especially interesting one (albeit a blurry photo) with 2 buttons and a twisty knob!

Pleased to be linking up with the 52 Week Photo Challenge again after missing several weeks, and thanks to its creators:

Cathy from Nanacathydotcom

Jane from Rainbowjunkiecorner

Melissa from The Aran Artisan

Sandra from Wild Daffodil

Purchased on a lark
Rush to push them one and all
Old buttons made new

Also joining up with Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge. This week’s prompts were LARK and RUSH.

 

Photo Challenge – Street

The topic of this week’s photo challenge is STREET. Going back through my photos to find an appropriate STREET (and one I’ve not already posted), produced some shots from our move from the West to the East Coast. We spent a night in Indiana, home to the University of Notre Dame. A more beautiful campus I cannot imagine.

Streets of all knowledge

The spirit here will change you

Road to mindfulness

Driving along through the hallowed halls and gardens to find just the right area to park.

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We began our walk here.

Picture 300 No walk would be complete without visiting the stadium, and this statue of Knute Rockne.

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Across from and overlooking the stadium is …. “Touchdown Jesus!”

Way too many photos to choose from, hope you enjoyed these few memories with me.

 

Thanks to the lovely ladies who created this challenge:

Cathy from Nanacathydotcom

Jane from Rainbowjunkiecorner

Melissa from The Aran Artisan

Sandra from Wild Daffodil

Linking up with Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge! This week’s prompts were MIND and CHANGE.

 

Photo Challenge – Strength

The prompt from this week’s Photo Challenge is STRENGTH.

As children, our parents are our strength. They love, support, and guide us through all of our trials and tribulations. The day may come however, when we must be their strength. Even though she is tiny and frail, my little mother soldiers on. As you can  see, there is quite an incline ahead, and mama is anxious to get to the top of it. This picture was taken several months ago and she’s had a debilitating fall since then. After weekly physical therapy sessions, she has decided today is the day to walk again toward that hill, in preparation for walking in the hills of Wales one more time next month!

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Kicking up more dust
Reward? PIE!

She is still my strength and my inspiration.

 

Thanks to the originators of the photo challenge:

Cathy from Nanacathydotcom

Jane from Rainbowjunkiecorner

Melissa from The Aran Artisan

Sandra from Wild Daffodil

Haiku for Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge! This week’s prompts were PIE and DUST.

Photo Challenge – Headgear

This week’s photo challenge is HEADGEAR. Several years ago, my then 8-year-old grandson and I were browsing through the Halloween Shop. He took this picture of what he thought was my best look!

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Sparkly blue topper

Do I look scary to you

Light enough to fly

Thanks to the originators of the photo challenge:

Cathy from Nanacathydotcom

Jane from Rainbowjunkiecorner

Melissa from The Aran Artisan

Sandra from Wild Daffodil

And I’ve joined in for the first time with the Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge! This week’s prompts were TOP and LIGHT.

 

Photo Challenge – Door

This week’s Photo Challenge is DOOR. Beautiful doors abound, and I’ve selected two for you.

There are many, many old churches near my home. This one was built in either 1901 or 1915 (descriptions vary depending on the source). While most old churches have impressive entrances and beautiful doors, what I like about this one is the juxtaposition of old and new. Can you see it? The recently installed solar panel over the century-old doors.

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A trip to NYC and Brooklyn produced this shot of the front entrance of the Brooklyn Public Library. This door takes the prize for sheer spectacle; my phone camera doesn’t do it justice. See the link above for information on the figures on columns, above the door, and the inscriptions. It’s worth the search. Where else will you find Brer Rabbit and Moby Dick together? And in gold?

1853 (3)Thanks to the originators of this challenge:

Cathy from Nanacathydotcom

Jane from Rainbowjunkiecorner

Melissa from The Aran Artisan

Sandra from Wild Daffodil

 

 

 

 

Photo Challenge – Fern

The prompt for this week’s Photo Challenge is FERN. Our backyard FERNS are blasting through the mulch, providing abundant photo opportunities.

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Tiny little curly tops

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Thanks to the lovely creators of this challenge:

Cathy from Nanacathydotcom

Jane from Rainbowjunkiecorner

Melissa from The Aran Artisan

Sandra from Wild Daffodil

 

 

 

Photo Challenge – Layer

The prompt for this week’s Photo Challenge is LAYER.

A strata came immediately to mind: something delicious and cheesy. But that would not be the only choice. “Strata…a LAYER of material, naturally or artificially formed, often one of number of parallel LAYERS one upon another…” Dictionary.com

 Lo and behold, a naturally formed layered strata presented itself on a quick trip to the mall this morning.

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The alternating sunny and gray skies offered these beautiful stratus clouds!

 

Thanks to the lovely creators of this challenge:

Cathy from Nanacathydotcom

Jane from Rainbowjunkiecorner

Melissa from The Aran Artisan

Sandra from Wild Daffodil

 

 

Photo Challenge – Path

This week’s photo challenge prompt is PATH. I’ve long fancied a path in my backyard leading to a garden, or perhaps a deck.

The home we bought two years ago has a path in the tiny backyard – quite possibly the most useless path ever built. It begins in the middle of the yard about 30 feet from the house, is about 4 feet long, and leads to a diamond, ending about 6 feet from the back fence. It looks rather like an arrow pointing to nowhere! Perhaps the former owner envisioned a shady secret garden effect…cropped IMG_6729

After letting the garden “be itself” last summer our plan is now to uproot the most of the unruly vegetation, carry the path to a new raised flower or vegetable bed at the fence, fill in the sparse lawn, and reuse the patio pavers to build a small deck at the back door.

A much nicer path is shown in the feature image, taken during a lovely stroll along the Brecon Canal.

Thanks to the lovely creators of this challenge:

Cathy from Nanacathydotcom

Jane from Rainbowjunkiecorner

Melissa from The Aran Artisan

Sandra from Wild Daffodil