For this week’s challenge, share an image that depicts transition. Let life itself be your muse. For more information go here.
In this part of the country transitions can be rather drastic … taking place in just a matter of days.
Two weeks ago everything was sunny, colorful and totally FALL.
And then we had a week of cold, winds and never-ending rain. And the same view transitioned to this …
And in case you’re wondering, I still have an entire yard filled with leaves.
Art admiration comes in all sizes …
or maybe he thinks he’s just looking at dirty pictures.
What comes in threes? Submit an image for this week’s photo theme, TRIO.
On my Saturday trip through the Saint Louis Art Museum I discovered that everything comes as a TRIO.
THREE ANCIENT CHINESE WINE VESSELS
A TRIPLE TIER BIRD BATH
A THREE IMAGE ROMAN TERRACOTA FLOOR
A TRIO OF HOLY PICTURES
AND ONE FINAL CARVED TRIO
If you look closely at this photo, you will discover the title of one of O’Henry’s most famous short stories.
In your photo this week, focus on the win, the victory — that moment of glory and pride you’ll remember forever. For more information, go here!
Just when I was about ready to yield the battle of the endless falling fall leaves … VICTORY is in sight and the trees that surround the backyard are almost bare. (Thankfully, the wall of cedar trees don’t have leaves to drop.) But VICTORY over most of the tree leaves did make a very colorful fall photo.
This week’s photo challenge theme is “Treat,” an intentionally open-ended prompt. For many, candies aren’t a favorite indulgence. Maybe you’re a savory food lover, or you’ve gone on a beautiful vacation to treat yourself. Perhaps some quiet time alone with a beloved novel is your greatest pleasure. This week, share with us a photo of something that you consider a marvelous treat. (For more information, go here.)
For Mlle. Renee, a treat is receiving a special letter from a little girl.
Well, yesterday was the 50th Anniversary of the completion of the Saint Louis Gateway Arch. The above photo was one I took of the early stages of construction in the early 60s. Over the years, I’ve taken a lot of pictures of this colossus on the bank of the Mississippi River.
Right now, the entire national park grounds are being retransformed into the monument to westward expansion that architect Eero Saarinen envisioned in 1947. The new park will connect the river to the monument into the city with no traffic obstruction. US70/US44 which ran behind the Arch has been covered over with a fully landscaped park that connects the park grounds with the Memorial Plaza which continues for seven city blocks into the heart of downtown Saint Louis. The original Westward Expansion Museum built under the legs of the Arch is currently being replaced and expanded for future generations in the next fifty years.
I don’t hate the telephone. I just have an aversion to most of the people who call me on it. I don’t like people who want to sell me something, people soliciting money, people who want me to vote for somebody, people who want me to join their church, people who can’t speak English and finally who cannot get my name right. Gee, that is just about everyone who calls me. Today’s call was a combination of several of the dislikes. Phone rings … “Hello” … “Mr. Elder?” … “it’s Edler — e – d – l – e – r!?” … “So sorry. Mr. Edwards?” … “No, it it’s ED! LAIR!” … “That’s what I said, Mr. Edwards!” … “Never mind, what do you want?” … “We’re soliciting funds for the homeless tree frog refuge … ” … GOODBYE!!!”
This week, show us careful — a photo taken with care, a person being careful, or a task or detail requiring care. For more information, go here.