More Than 5 Red Berries & 1 Green Leaf

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week requires that we count to five – and at least one more. This is from my walk in the winter woods this morning.

My Dot on the Map: Locks, Knobs & Handles

Locks, Knobs & Handles sounds like a good title for a children’s book but it is the focus of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week. While out wondering the country roads, we found an old gas station at a crossroads. This is one of the really old ones that had one pump out front of a one room building. I’ve seen others of this style along Michigan state highways. The photo I liked best was of the door knob – and I’ve been saving it for this occasion.

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For those of you who are curious about what this door knob belongs to, and to see if your “Dot on the Map” has these along the old highways, here is the building.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges

Taking photos of the bridges along the River Walk in San Antonio Texas was great fun. So, in honor of Cee’s challenge this week, here are the bridges that allow an oasis of calm and peace in the middle of the city while not disrupting traffic. How brilliant!

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While walking the River Walk, there are also bridges that allow us to cross to the other side of the river.

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Texture at Corkscrew Swamp

Yesterday we went to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in southwest southern Florida and found lots of texture. How convenient because Cee is calling for “texture” this week. The sanctuary has a two and a half mile boardwalk that goes through a bald cypress forest – the largest one in North America.

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To see more of the entries to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to:

Squares and Angles

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is squares and angles. What fun, I thought, and hurried to my photo library. What I discovered is that I didn’t think I was going to be able to participate this week. Every single photo I have that includes squares and angles is primarily a photo of curves. I like curves. My eyes are drawn to curves. I cover up lines and angles with curves. I make angles and squares into curves.

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As I was pondering this dilemma  I looked up at the wall hanging over my right shoulder and smiled at the curves. Then it dawned on me – the curves are made up of angles and squares. One hundred and seventy-one squares to be exact.

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Piecing this together required making lots (many more than I actually needed) of three different squares and then laying them out so the contrast of light and dark created the illusion of curves. Did I say that I like curves?

But you have to acknowledge that this meets the criteria of lines and angles! You can see entries from people who love lines and angles by going to –