Gates and Fences: A Photo a Week Challenge

Self is fascinated by gates and fences. All kinds of gates and fences.

For this week’s Photo a Week Challenge, she went browsing through her archives and selected three: two from a friend’s garden in Menlo Park, one from the Gamble Garden Center in Palo Alto:

Menlo Park, California

Menlo Park, California

Gamble Garden, Palo Alto, California

Life in Colour Photo Challenge, September 2021: GOLD

Self did not think she would find anything on this. TBH, gold is not a color she gravitates to.

But, this evening, she was looking through her archives, and she landed on a series of pictures she took in Paris, December 2017. There’s definitely gold in those monuments!

So here you go, a post for Travel Words’ Life in Colour Challenge for September 2021:

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge (CFFC): Greatest Love of All

The past couple of weeks, Cee has been posting different songs to inspire those joining the CFFC Challenge.

This week’s song is by Whitney: “Greatest Love of All”

The lines that inspired this post:

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #165: GOING WIDE

LOOOOVE this prompt. Simply love.

Thank you, P.A. Moed.

Yesterday, self was at Cal Shakes’ only production for 2021: The Winter’s Tale. Last year they were forced to cancel their entire season. Wanted to weep.

But whoa, what a way to make a comeback: The Winter’s Tale is ace.

Picnic Grove Next to Bruns Amphitheatre in Orinda

Cal Shakes’s Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly leading the post-play discussion.

The Thrill of Anticipation! Audience files into Bruns Amphitheatre to see Cal Shakes’s first production in two years!

A Photo a Week Challenge: Multiple Shapes

Self loves this challenge. Thank you, Nancy Merrill, for hosting A Photo a Week!

An Airbnb in Carmel

July Birthday Party

Sandy’s Garden

Thursday Doors Challenge: East London

This challenge is hosted by Dan at No Facilities.

Somewhere Near Tower Hamlets, East London, November 2019

Shoreditch, East London, November 2019

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge (CBWC): WEATHER

Very happy that I found a photo for the CBWC this week.

Algodones, New Mexico (December 2019)

September Colors and Letters Challenge: Gray Orange

Self does not know whether she’s interpreting the challenge correctly: Find a picture that contains both GRAY and ORANGE.

She didn’t think she could find any pictures that fit, but — will wonders never cease? She found two pictures from a visit to the de Young Museum, a few weeks ago: Ruth Asawa art!

Without further ado:

Ruth Asawa: Permanent Installation, Education Tower, de Young Museum, San Francisco

Ruth Asawa: Permanent Installation, Education Tower, de Young Museum, San Francisco

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge: Sweetpeas

For this FOTD post, self decided to show two pictures: one of the first sweetpea sprouts, 26 August, and the sprouts today. There’s been growth!

This is pretty exciting. She’s never succeeded at growing things from seed. This year, she decided to try sweetpeas and jalapeño peppers. She’s growing all of them in containers, and scattered them around her porch.

She had the sweetpeas in three different pots. Only one sprouted. She figured it must be the location. So she moved her other pots over, next to the one with the sweetpea sprouts. Fingers crossed!

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) # 9: Three Sides of a Kiosk

Yet another great Photo Challenge, co-hosted by the fabulous Cee Neuner and Marsha Ingrao.

Self still playing catch-up (The Challenge is now up to Week 12).

Today, self is focusing on the kiosk just outside the Redwood City Public Library. Each side depicts a different scene. This is also an appreciation post for public libraries — books kept her sane during the pandemic. And they will carry her through the coming fall and winter’s uncertainties.

  • Side 1:
  • The Front:
  • The Other Side:

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