Guest blogger is friend Lisa who captured this shot when she took a walk.
Power in disguise. I should have included this image along with the real Saguaro yesterday so one could compare.
Believe me, when this “cactus” is all closed up and there is not a cherry picker parked alongside, you’d drive right by a hundred times and not see the bolts or secret door!
There’s a link to photos of disguised cell phone towers
No maple, oak or birch.
I’d never really seen a Saguaro Cactus up close (except in movies and cartoons) until my midwinter break.
Saguaro Cactus of the Sonoran Desert- click for info about Saguaro Cactus
My sister sent me these photos of the fire escape outside her window. (After last weekend’s storm)
Or shot through the screen.
Early Sunday morning.
Could be a good one for the What’s Inside? –52 in 2016 Challenge
Saying goodbye to my daughter and grandson and Penny the golden doodle.
Headed back to the Burgh.
Temps up to 63, I noticed on the car thermometer reading. Felt like a Spring day.
Light through the dining room chandelier in Ohio.
I was folding sheets and towels, fresh from the dryer.
The afternoon sun streamed in, through the window and then the dangling crystal, onto the door jamb and the sweater drying on the laundry room door. The ceiling, too.
Vibrant gallery 2
Scottsdale, Arizona. My midwinter break. Last Thursday night’s Artwalk.
Delicious chocolate brownies and wine served in the back amidst vibrant artwork.
The weekly photo challenge is vibrant.
Xanadu’s show is Diamonds in the Rust- features artist Dave Newman’s new works – painting shown on wall from Thunderbird Series Dave Newman
Musicians are Pat Roberts and the Heymakers. Amanda Lee on bass and Tom “Hacksaw” Coulson on drums. (according the the info I found on their link-hopefully correct)
A vibrant scene, Main Street, Scottsdale Arizona.
I read the fine print and am not allowed to post my photos of artist Bruce Munro’s vibrant Water-Towers, at the Desert Botanical Garden but if you click on this link you can see his perfect photo of his light installation.
Not certain that’s a word, deicing,de-icing but before Pittsburgh takeoff, a team sprayed down the plane.
Flying in January can be feel iffy in northern climes.
The beginning of my midwinter break last week. Preparing to leave winter for a lovely warm week, part one. Grateful for the crew who deiced the plane!
Actually we are not even a month into true winter but wanted to tell you the blog will be on mid-winter break for the next week. Will miss you and will catch up with you upon my return.
ALPHABET : The Weekly Photo Challenge
I looked around the house and found letters in several places.
Old wooden baby blocks on my desk in the front hallway.
Alphabet rubber stamps I used to use in the Art Room, dust and all.
Plastic canvas and yarn baby blocks I stitched for my son Mark in 1976.
Crewel Alphabet Sampler I stitched in 1975. If I could have removed the linen from under the glass with ease, I would have done so for a better photo .
Last week in Von Maur Department Store in Columbus OH, I saw these handkerchiefs for sale.
Seeing them reminded me of the little ironed squares my mother kept in a lacquered Chinese box.
My father had larger ones, not as ornate.
Nowadays you don’t see much handkerchief use.
Here are the hankies for sale in 2016.
My mother’s box of handkerchiefs