Category Archives: Weekly Photo Challenge
THIS WEEK, SHARE A PHOTO THAT SAYS SUMMER LOVIN’ TO YOU! For more information click here!
SUMMER’S FINEST BLOOMS DAY LILIES
And yes the peach one is my favorite.
Boxes, tanks, wrappers: for this week’s Photo Challenge, show us something that contains something else.
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My grandmother had one, and it almost always held jelly beans, but there really never was enough LICORICE JELLY BEANS to satisfy her over twenty grandchildren. My mother had one too, but it almost always held M & Ms. Now I have control of the candy jar and the contents change on a random basis. Currently, it’s filled with miniature Chuckles. I’m sure the licorice will disappear first.
Share a photo of what “relic” means to you — it could be your still-running 1979 Honda Accord Hatchback, a historic building in your town, or an old, rusted farm implement poking up through the long grass in a field.
Apotheosis of St. Louis
Most people think this statue that stands at the top of Art Hill in front of the Saint Louis Museum Of Fine Art is the same statue of Louis IX Saint and King of France that stood at the DeBaliviere entrance of the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (aka. The Saint Louis World’s Fair). It isn’t, it’s a copy. The original statue created by sculptor Charles Henry Niehaus was made of plaster, horse hair and paint like most of the exhibition buildings that had been built for the Fair. Two years after the fair grounds had been demolished except for two structures, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company decided to commemorate their very successful fair with a bronze replica of the statue. Niehaus supposedly wanted too much money to cast his work in bronze, so the LPEC awarded the project to W. R. Hodges, a local artist. Until the Gateway Arch was constructed, this statue was the most photographed site in the city. I still photograph it several times each year. The photo shown here is my latest and current favorite.
It’s really strange, so far this year I haven’t seen any moths or butterflies (or bees) visiting the flower gardens. So to rectify the situation, I created several origami butterflies to add to the garden. As Mother Nature would have it, she sent one of her frequent sudden thunderstorms we’ve been plagued with this week. And only one butterfly survived. In other words, “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature!” Here’s the only butterfly and flowers that survived the downpour, my Photo Challenge entry to show the CONTRASTS between real and imitation nation.
This week, in a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo that says BETWEEN.
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This morning when I went out to see how my garden was growing
I discovered this solitary radiant red lily
Between the usual multitude of snowy white lilies.
The first to blossom in three years!
This week, share a photo that has a little something extra: an unexpected visitor, or a tranquil landscape with a splash of color. A lone carrot in a sea of peas. Draw us in with a humorous detail, or find a photo with an added element that makes it an image only you could capture.
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EXTRA! EXTRA! STREET MEDIA OVERLOAD!
In this week’s photo challenge, share your take on the idea of room — it could be an actual room in your house, a favorite gallery in your local museum, a cubicle at work. You could also take this challenge in a more abstract direction, and show us where you feel like you have room — or lack it.
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My Summer Reading Room
And my reading room supplies … new lightly salted FRITOS, fresh-brewed semi-frozen ice tea, and my Kindle Reader waiting for me in my easy chair.
This week, share a photo of something that says “twist” to you. It might be that perfect ice cream cone, a yummy bit of liquorice, or something unexpected that surprised, shocked, or startled you. Well, my TWIST is a gallery of nothing but Mlle. Renee … my faithful companion. Go here for more information.
Work of Art
“Art” isn’t just paintings and sculptures, it can be anything in which we find beauty and meaning — even food. Show us a thing, place, or person that’s a work of art to you.
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In a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo that means On Top!
Yesterday, I made one of my regular visits to the Saint Louis Museum. It is a classic building designed by Cass Gilbert as the PALACE OF FINE ARTS for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904 or as it is known around here THE SAINT LOUIS WORLD’S FAIR or The Fair Judy Garland Rode The Trolley To in Meet Me In Saint Louis.
It’s a beautiful old building supposedly inspired by the Baths of Caracalla in Rome. But I am always attracted to the six sculptures that stand ON TOP of the building. I suppose they represent the FINE ARTS, but it sure is hard to tell. They’re covered by a century worth of Saint Louis grime, soot and bird droppings. What do they really look like? But, they still stand on top of the building that stands on top of Art Hill waiting for people to drop by and visit. If can’t visit, click on the photo for a closer view.