The Daily Post Photo Challenge – Curve – June 23, 2016

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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!

 

 

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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!

 

Word Press Photo Challenge – Relic – July 16, 2014

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:

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!  Bastet

Ducks…a twist (DP Photo Challenge) May 24, 2014

The other day I went for a walk on the lake.  At Riva del Garda, we don’t have only tourists, we also have, ducks, swans, coots, ravens, sparrows, swallows and lots of other birds which don’t come to mind right now, that have learned to live with the tourists like the “Rivani” have.

It was a nice suny day, so I decided to lay out in the sun…and who should come waddling by but two male ducks!  So I slowly got my camera out and twisted around to take this group of photos:

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This week DP Photo Challenge asked us to tell them what twist means to us…this is my first thought!  And if you want to read the set of haiku I wrote to honor the pair go to Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library by clicking the link!

Ciao…Bastet!