Photo Challenge #32 / Relaxation

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“Grandma’s Blue Chair” / Theme: Relaxation

A little about this photo…

This is my grandmother, relaxing in her blue lazy boy. This is HER chair. The spot where she listens to her audiobooks. The place where she takes her afternoon nap. Where she can sit back and relax.

The light makes everything look grey-ish. But I can assure you that almost everything in the room is blue, because that’s her favourite colour.


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Photo Challenge #31 / Look at Me

20180707ma_3692“Mirror Shot” / Theme: Look at Me

A little about this photo…

Yes, that’s me. I’m at the Detroit Historical Museum. This is pretty much as close as I get to taking a selfie.

I love these type of museums! In this part, they recreated the Streets of Old Detroit. This is all indoors, which is nice for the air conditioning! Definitely worth a visit if you like history and you’re ever in Detroit, Michigan 🙂


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Photo Challenge #30 / Summertime

20180726ma_3972“Sunflower and Sunshine” / Theme: Summertime

A little about this photo…

Ah, sunflowers plus sunshine equal summertime. The way I’ve shot it, it looks like this sunflower could be in a field of sunflowers. Of course, it’s not. Actually, it’s in front of the local hardware store. And for the past couple of weeks, I’ve walked past and thought to myself, “There’s my Summertime photo prompt!” But, of course, I never had my camera with me. Until now. And I’m very pleased that the sun was in a good place, just to add that little extra summery sparkle. 🙂


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Photo Challenge #29 / Glass

20180718ma_3913“Blue Marbles” / Theme: Glass

A little about this photo…

I love this jar of blue marbles. As a kid, I remember having my own collection of marbles. I had my favourites. I don’t remember ever really playing marbles, but I did have them. I even knew some of the names of the different types (which I have since forgotten). I wonder what ever happened to my collection?


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Photo Challenge #28 / Something Grows

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“Peek-a-Boo” / Theme: Texture

A little about this photo…

I love the texture of this weathered, old gate. And of course the lilies that are peeping through add a nice pop of colour. I could have picked a dozen prompts for this, but I finally decided to go with the “Something Grows” prompt.


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Photo Challenge #26 / Sweet

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“Giant Ice Cream Cone” / Theme: Sweet

A little about this photo…

This ice cream cone is proudly displayed in front of one of those old ice cream stands. I think the stand has been there since the 1960s. The cone itself is pretty big, at least 3-4 feet tall. I left the trees in for scale (Yes, they’re at a distance, but I think they still help you understand that this ice cream cone is giant!) I also love how it’s made of wood.

It’s going to a HOT day today. I think we’re going to need some ice cream!


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Photo Challenge #25 / Modern

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“Wind Power” / Theme: Modern

A little about this photo…

I took this photo while we were driving. (Don’t worry. I wasn’t the one in the driver’s seat!) These modern windmills pepper the landscape on this one stretch of highway. They are huge! You can see the power lines in the back and that one tree is pretty big in and of itself.

For this pic, I wanted to capture some of the motion of the car, which is why you see the foreground all wispy and streaky. I wish I could have gotten some movement to the actual windmills, but they were going too slow, and we were going too fast.


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Photo Challenge #24 / Sparkle

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“Peek-a-Boo Fish” / Theme: Sparkle

A little about this photo…

This is kind of a sad post for me. This is Roger, my fish. He died this week. Many will think: Who cares! It’s a goldfish. They never live very long anyway. Did you know that Roger lived for almost 10 years! I know. Who knew goldfish could live that long?

I inherited him from my sister’s kids who were moving away for a year (summer 2010-2011). Their mom (my sister) told me NOT to let Roger die or else the children would be devastated. When they came back after the year, I was happy to return Roger to them, safe and sound. A year later, the family moved away again. Guess who got the fish? Yes, Auntie Maria has taken care of Roger for over seven and a half years now.

Okay, so this little fish’s death hasn’t devastated me, but it is still a little sad. He was such a happy, sparkly fish! (Hence the theme: Sparkle)

P.S. This is the first photo I’ve posted for this challenge that wasn’t taken in 2018. (I took this back in 2016.) At first, I thought this was a throw-away shot. But it has since become my favourite photo of Roger. I love its simplicity. The diagonal lines and other shapes. I love how it looks like he’s playing peek-a-boo.


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Photo Challenge #23 / Entrance

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“Doorway to Someplace Magical” / Theme: Entrance

A little about this photo…

This is the site of the ruins of the old Woollen Mill, built in 1824, near Jordan, Ontario. At one time, it was a grand five story building. This photo shows what is left of it. This doorway is probably an old window. And it is indeed an entrance to a creek below. And if you climb the rocks to follow the creek, you’ll get to a beautiful waterfall.

That’s the prosaic explanation. But, I always think it looks like a doorway to another world. Narnia perhaps?


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