A silos complex near Champagne, Illinois.
After a week in the United States we went up to Champagne, Illinois. I wanted to see the area I was born and my family had business in that city so off we went. Along the way we were greeted by miles and miles of farm-land. The above silos complex was only one of several that I saw – and was able to snap from a moving car!
A storm brewing over a farm near Nashville, Illinois.
I often found myself in a car riding through the vast country-side of “Little Egypt”, a vast area between two rivers in Southern Illinois. If you like I feel a little perplexed by the appellation thinking that the land between two rivers was Mesopotamia, so Little Babylon might be more appropriate, you would probably get the same reply from the people of the region as I did … a laconic: “Little Egypt” and that’s all she wrote.
I thought I’d pop these off for this week’s Photo Challenge hosted by Daily Prompts … dedicated to “Curves”. Just click the red link to find more photos dedicated to curves!
This photograph is the big brother of another I took not long ago for a haiku I wrote (HERE) entitled Old Orchid Blossoms. I took the photograph then processed it creating a black and white photo with just one dab of color, symbolizing the vitality that can be found even in an old orchid that’s withering away.
Linked to: Daily Post – Minimalist Photo Challenge
I haven’t had the chance to participate for a while on the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, but this prompt is very inviting:
These were taken a couple of days ago … there was a break in the rain that has been drenching our region all summer … a perfect opportunity to shoot against the sun!
This week’s Photo Challenge is to find photographs of interesting containers!
In the Middle Ages there were some mighty fine containers which I’d live to share with you … one of my favorites is the wooden wheel barrel used to clean the streets of horse manure.
Hope you enjoyed … have a nice week!
For this week’s DP Photo Challenge we’re looking for relics! I usually show you the beauties of Riva … we have so many. However there are also a few derelict buildings … and right in the center of town, like this building below where one of my favorite bakeries used to be:
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! Bastet
For this week’s DP Photo Challenge, we’re looking for relics! You’ve all seen my photos from time to time of Arco’s Castle. It protected the village for centuries – until around the late 16oos when during one of the many upheavals between the Spanish, Austrians and French … it was bombarded by cannon fire and destroyed (by a French general).
We’ll be seeing a little more of Arco’s Castle in the near future …
Once again for Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts!
Three scenes from where I live in Arco (TN) Italy! The contrast of black and white, between nature and mankind and a break in the clouds that let out a shaft of light!
Ciao from Arco! Bastet
a touch of winter
an elegant addition
a romantic lunch
Once again for Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts
We may be in the summer, as you can tell by how the people are dressed, but his sidewalk restaurant have their heating unit! I did enjoy the lively flame and decided to render the rest of the photo in black and white in contrast to the gay orange flames!
Ciao from Malcesine (VR) Italy, Bastet
clings to an older cousin
their contrast their beauty
Posted for Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts
Today for the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge I’m going to show you a photo between … between what? Well lets see!
Between the branches
The other afternoon as I was out walking through the vineyards going to Arco with my family, I remembered the D.P. Weekly Photo Prompt and took a series of photos … this is just one of them 🙂