Photo Challenge #35 / Wheels

20210722ma_2656“Penny-Farthing” / Theme: Wheels

A little about this photo…


I love the word penny-farthing. I mean, is there a better word out there? Maybe. But this has got to top the list of my favorite words. Another word for this set of wheels is velocipede. Another very cool word!

Whatever you call it, this set of wheels is just awesome!

But … how do you ride it?

 


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Photo Challenge #34 / Summer Warmth

20210715ma_1748“Pool Time” / Theme: Summer Warmth

A little about this photo…

When it’s hot out, what is better than a dip in the pool? Not much.

 


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Photo Challenge #33 / Très Chic

20210804xs_0040“Dressed like a Monarch” / Theme: Très Chic

A little about this photo…

A work colleague came to me recently to share something. I had no idea that THIS is what she wanted to share.

She “raises” monarch butterflies to release into the wild. (They’re endangered, apparently.) Well, she had this guy in its cocoon, almost ready to come out as a butterfly. “They always seem to come at around noon.” She was right. Just after twelve, we watched this guy emerge. “He’ll just hang there for a bit while his wings unfold and ‘dry out’.”

Pretty amazing. She later released him into the wild!

This monarch is … très chic, n’est-ce pas?


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Photo Challenge #32 / Perspective

20210719ma_2337“Fort Carlton” / Theme: Perspective

A little about this photo…

This is what I love about historical sites. They help give perspective on times gone by. I don’t think we really understand (sitting in our cozy homes) what it would be like to stay the winter in a place like this. Or even the summer. It’s been awhile since I’ve had the opportunity to visit a historical site. When they asked at the entrance if we wanted a guided tour, my thought was, “Why wouldn’t I want a guided tour? Yes, please!”

This, by the way, is Fort Carlton in Saskatchewan, Canada. It was a fur trading hub for the Hudson Bay Company. The fort operated in some capacity from 1795 to 1885. Its location is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. And winters in Saskatchewan get very cold. (I haven’t experienced it myself, but I have this on good authority.) Those Hudson Bay blankets were hot ticket items when the natives traded in their beaver furs. (So were guns and ammo.)

I always think I’d like to live in the past. Visiting places like this help remind me that I don’t really want to live in the past. (Although if time travel were possible, I wouldn’t mind visiting the past.)

(Note: I’m including a few bonus photos to get the sense of this historical site, including the famous Hudson Bay blankets.)


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Photo Challenge #31 / Impress Me

20210713ma_1650“Flowing Water” / Theme: Impress Me

A little about this photo…

What is it about waterfalls? This is Kakabeka Falls outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario. It was a “quick” stop off the highway as we journeyed across Canada. Early morning. All that water. A good start to a long day of driving.

(I even managed to get a longer exposure for that smooth water effect thanks to the fact that I could rest the camera on the railings!)

To sum it up … I was impressed.

 


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Photo Challenge #30 / Piece by Piece

20210702ma_1418“Pickling” / Theme: Piece by Piece

A little about this photo…

I decided to go with the “Piece by Piece” prompt for this one. This is the first jar of pickles to be pickled this year. And piece by piece, each cucumber gets stuffed into the jar until it’s packed tight. I can’t wait until, piece by piece, I get to eat those delicious pickles!

 


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Photo Challenge #29 / So Close

20210702ma_1437“In the Shape of a Heart” / Theme: So Close

A little about this photo…

When I picked this flower, I did not see it at first. That almost-shape of a perfect heart? So close. And I did nothing to create the heart. Of course, once I saw it, I had to take photos. Lots and lots of photos. (And I got pretty close with the camera, too!)

 


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Photo Challenge #28 / In the Air

“Up for a Game?” / Theme: In the Air

A little about this photo…

A little tennis practice anyone? The ball is in the air. (Personally, I don’t play tennis. Not sure I like the idea of balls flying at me at high speed. But I do like to take pictures of tennis!)

 


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Photo Challenge #27 / Tree or Bush?

20210625ma_1375“Baby Robins in a Nest” / Theme: Tree or Bush?

A little about this photo…

A few weeks ago, we noticed this robins’ nest in our plum tree. And lo and behold, some few new little arrivals have shown up. It was hard to tell, but sometimes it seemed like there were three little birdies and at other times only two. I think it might actually only be two. (If you look carefully, you’ll see the mom behind the head of the bird on the left.)

Think they’re hungry?

 


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Summer Photo Challenge

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#2021PICOFTHEWEEK

Here’s the “new look” for my photo challenge! ⁠Each Saturday I post a photo based on the list of prompts. (The order does NOT matter.) You have three months to get a BINGO! Can you do it? Maybe get more than one row filled?⁠
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#2021picoftheweek / Reader’s Edition

If you’re not really into photography, but you’re a reader, you can also play the reader’s version. Just post a photo of a book you’re reading that has something to do with the prompt. (Eg: For a book about a fashionista, you can check off the “Très Chic” prompt. Or you’re reading a book with a yellow cover? You can check off the “Mellow Yellow” prompt.)⁠

 


JULY / AUGUST / SEPTEMBER

Summer Warmth
Gate
Tree or Bush?
Abstract
Big Picture
Serendipity
Piece by Piece
In the Air
Morning or Evening
Technology
Sweetness
Perspective
Talk to Me
Small Creatures
Miss the Boat
Selfie
Bookish
So Close
On the Street
Impress Me
Hero Shot
Mellow Yellow
Wheels
Très Chic

 


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