First Wednesday of the month means it is Close-Up or Macro Day for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge. These were all taken during July 2022 in Billings, Montana.
July’s Alphabet for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge is Letter L at the End of the Word. Rather than scroll through the digital files, I looked around for some things to photograph.
The desk bell was used by my first grade teacher and is now in my bell collection!
No fun story for the pencil; it’s just one of many in a cup.
Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – July Pick a Topic from [her] Photo prompted me to head to Zoo Montana / Yellowstone Arboretum with camera in hand. I knew I would find flower beds with trees in the background and hoped there might be a person or two wearing hats.
Volunteers – wearing hats! – with the Botanical Society of Zoo Montana were tending the Sensory Garden.
May there be sunshine and flowers to brighten your day!
Painting was one of the first tasks when I moved from Iowa to Montana about a month ago.
Coloring after supper at my parents’ home. Not sure who enjoys it more: my mom or the two-year-old who lives next door!
Posted in response to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge with Primary Colors as theme of the week.
Wait! What? Cee listed the primary colors of light: red, green and blue. I looked for pictures with the traditional primary colors of blue, red, and yellow. So here is one more photo.
Just a few weeks ago these milkweed plants at Riverfront Park in Billings, Montana were inundated by the Yellowstone River.
Today the milkweed flowers are opening and I’m hoping some monarch butterflies will soon come through. Did you know milkweed leaves are the sole source of food for monarch butterfly larvae?
In the meantime, I’m enjoying the shapes and textures of the flowers.
Posted in response to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge July Close-up or Macro.
I realized yesterday that I had tentatively selected pictures for February color week of Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge but did not upload and post them. Imagine that!
I wasn’t convinced they met the challenge of having the color teal or turquoise. I’m still not sure.
Nevertheless, here they are. Because a blueish-turquoisish colored flamingo from my Aunt Clara’s yard in Arizona makes me smile. And because a dog named Moose was willing to pose when I met him the week of the original challenge in February.
A few photos from the 2021 Iowa State Fair for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge Rainbow Colors (more than four colors).
From kiddie rides on the midway to the entries in the Agricultural Building there are rainbow colors in every direction.
A few close-ups for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge. Not a lot of color, but spring is on the way!
With the first Wednesday of February comes Cee’s Midweek Madness monthly challenge of Close Up or Macro. I took these photos along the Merkle Trail in Usery Mountain Regional Park, Mesa, Arizona, at the end of December 2021. It had just rained and I could not resist trying to capture drops of water digitally (I was going to say “on film” but I haven’t used film in years).
The only photo editing software I have what came with the laptop so it’s nothing fancy. I almost always crop a picture and will occasionally fiddle with the exposure. That’s what you see in these first pictures.
I do play with the ‘filter’ option just to see what happens, rarely keeping the result. But the color that popped in this last picture was so unexpected, I decided to share.
Rather than searching long and hard, I decided to stick with a simple theme of leaves for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge of Words that Contain the Letter V. My tree pictures a week ago did not include any autumn splendor, so I am making up for it today.