A little bit of autumn (2011 and 2021), some Halloween (2015), flowers from three seasons (2016, 2021, 2011), a monarch butterfly (2021) and a view of my cul-de-sac (2021). All for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – October Color Oranges and/or Light Green.
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.
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.
These spools of thread were set up on embroidery machines to embroider logos on mattress coverings at Brooklyn Bedding in Mesa, Arizona.
When the words “Crayola Crayons” crossed 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!
Thanks, Cee, for another fun challenge!
My first thought for this week’s Midweek Madness Challenge: “Brown? Seriously? I can’t imagine I have any pictures of things that are brown.”
But, of course, cattails are brown.
Sunflowers and yellow cone flowers have brown centers.
As summer turns toward autumn, pine cones and leaves turn brown.
Another thought: “Like green, there are shades of brown.” Keeping an open mind, I started scrolling through photos on my computer. And found more pictures than I could have imagined!
Thanks for the challenge, Cee!
Much to my surprise the flash went off when I took this picture and I figured it would be a throw-away. But I rather like it just the way it came out – no editing!
Is it brown or deep red? Is it a Velvet Queen variety or a Moulin Rouge? Or something else? How long have brownish sunflowers been a thing?
Posted in response to Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) photo challenge.
A week ago I shared photos of zinnias in the Discovery Garden at the Iowa State Fair. Here are a few more flowers taken the same morning. Hope they brighten your day!
The Discovery Garden has signs identifying most of the flowers. Couldn’t miss this one!
Another fair goer gushed about how easy the hearty hibiscus is to grow – even for someone like her who does not have a green thumb.
There a small water garden complete with water lilies, cattails, and goldfish tucked into a corner of the Discovery Garden.
Thanks, Cee, for the Flower of the Day photo challenge!