A Photo a Week Challenge – The Devil is in the Details

…thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting A Photo A Week Challenge

At the beginning of the summer I went to the ROM and took in a show called Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion. This wonderful designer creates fashion that is a form of art that is closely related to her and her body. Her garments combine the often friction-filled world of technology and nature. She pushes the limits of haute couture.

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Word of the Day Challenge – Patterns

….the word for Word of the Day Challenge is patterns

Patterns are everywhere. Some are man-made and others occur naturally in nature.

Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

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Totem Pole at the ROM
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Budda Head
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Grid platform on the climbers
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 Fireworks – Random Pattern
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Pattern in Nature
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Symmetrical Pattern
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Asymetrical Pattern
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Artistic Pattern by Kenojuak Ashevak
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Persian Rug
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Horizontal and Vertical Line Patterns
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Diagonal Patterns
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Brick Work
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Share Your World – August 27, 2018

….this will be Cee’s last Share Your World challenge…..thanks for all the great questions you’ve given us over the years

Do you prefer eating foods with nuts or no nuts?

I love foods with nuts. If I’m not in a ‘peanut or nut free zone’ I always choose foods with nuts, such as hazelnut or almond dark chocolate, banana bread with walnuts, Thai food with peanuts, chunky peanut butter, and butter tarts with pecans. Yum!

Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

I usually sleep with the doors open. Not sure why.

Are you usually late, early, or right on time?

I try to be right on time but I’m frequently five to 10 minutes late for social events. I was rarely late when I was working and I was almost always on time for doctor’s and dentist appointments.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

This week I celebrated my birthday with my family and I spent the weekend at the cottage with my daughter and granddaughter. I also got together with my retired teacher friends for lunch. All these things made me smile.

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Glass

….thanks to Cee for hosting the Black and White Photo Challenge

Wine Glass on the Beach

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Glass Bird Feeder
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Glass of Beer

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Glass Windows on the ROM Addition
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Birds at the Cottage

I’ve always had a lot of hummingbirds attracted to my feeder at the cottage. This summer  I purchased a bird feeder that I can put bird seed into. In the first week I didn’t see any action and I thought that I had placed it too close to the cottage.

Last week, while we were sitting outside, I saw my first visitors to the feeder. They were mostly chickadees. Perhaps they are not as fearful of humans as other birds.P1060669
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