Monthly Archives: September 2021

CMMC September Alphabet: Words with Letter O

Sunflower, Shadow, and Pollen

The current theme for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge is Words that Have the Letter “O” Anywhere in the Middle. Finding the first picture of a Sunflower with its Shadow and Pollen felt a like a triple win when browsing my digital files.

Floating Globe, Iowa State Fairgrounds

The globe in front of the Agricultural Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds rotates randomly as it floats on water. When I look at the second picture of the globe, I see a hand (upside down South America) holding a heart (reflection of building and trees).

Thinking of hearts, here’s an old picture of heart-shaped cookie cutters.

Cookie Cutters

These spools of thread were set up on embroidery machines to embroider logos on mattress coverings at Brooklyn Bedding in Mesa, Arizona.

Spools of Thread at Brooklyn Bedding

When the words “Crayola Crayonscrossed my mind this morning, I knew I’d have to dig out the boxes of color crayons for a picture. I think that the old box of 16 was in a care package I received when I was in college way back when!

Boxes of Crayola Color Crayons

Thanks, Cee, for another fun challenge!

CMMC September Pick a Topic: Weathered

Old Church. Iowa. July 19, 2021.

This picture of an old church was my first thought when I saw the photo for September’s Pick a Topic for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge. Her picture is of a roof with small structures on top that need a coat of paint.

Birdhouse. East Boulder River, Montana. May 12, 2021.

My next thought was to take pictures of bell towers (didn’t happen). Then I thought of roof structures in general, perhaps ones with triangular shapes.

Shingles. Big Creek State Park, Iowa. September 20, 2021.

It wasn’t until this morning – five days after the challenge was issued – that I thought of a more general theme of “weathered.”

Picnic Table. Big Creek State Park, Iowa. September 20, 2021.

Since I was walking at Big Creek State Park, I turned my camera to picnic tables and grills.

Picnic Grill. Big Creek State Park, Iowa. September 20, 2021.

CMMC September Color: Dark Green

“Glorious Greens,” Iowa State Fair, 2021.

Knowing I would find all kinds of things to photograph at the Iowa State Fair in mid-August, I looked ahead at Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenges to have something in particular to watch for. Prize winning vegetables in the Agricultural Building fit September’s color challenge: dark green.

Winning Watermelon, Iowa State Fair, 2021.
Squash, Iowa State Fair, 2021.
Gourds, Iowa State Fair, 2021.
Warty Type Pumpkins, Iowa State Fair, 2021.

CMMC September Close-up or Macro: Water Droplets

It’s Close-up or Macro week for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge. I waited for the rain to subside yesterday before heading over to Big Creek State Park for a walk with camera in hand.

Water droplets looked like miniature gloves when hanging from what remains of small flowers.

Finely spun spiderwebs glistened with the tiniest of water droplets.