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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Two

Many things come in twos.  I find it hard to be original here.  I’m using two hands to type these words, two ears to hear the dishwasher churn away, and two legs waiting to carry me on a walk with Sally at 3:00.  So I looked in my photo collection to find pictures of two.  You guessed it – there wasn’t much to choose from.  Here are a few.

2 Dogs

This pair of opposites posed at a craft fair in Palm Springs with their owners.

2 windows

For these two windows life is a bed of roses looking out at the picturesque town of Solvang.

2 birds

These two fellows fought for prime real estate on Santa Monica Pier.

two rows of fruits

Seattle, Washington’s Pike Place Market merchants added brightness to the gray November weather at last year’s NCSS Conference.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Orange

Have you figured out how to read everybody’s blogs when you get the emails?  I haven’t.  They pile up, and then when I have time I start through them.  I received mhdriver’s email alerting me to a new theme for December October 30- orange.  It was past 10:00 p.m.  I was sleepy.  I knew I could do that quickly.

Wrong.  Finding predominantly orange pictures wasn’t as easy for me as it was for my friend, MHDriver.  As much as I love orange I just don’t seem to take pictures of orange objects.  Then I ran into some pictures I had forgotten about – my trip to the railroad museum.

Among other activities this energetic group of elementary after-school students listened to FAQs on telephones (the real kind – not those new-fangled cell phones), and climbed in and out of engines.

The color orange abounded at the Pike Place Market.  There were more varieties of fresh, healthy looking food there, than I can remember seeing.  I cropped away some of the other colors in some of the pictures.I was so discouraged when I went to link Cee’s website to her foto logo, and saw that I was late, that I gave up and went to bed.  Today, though, I’m proud of the pictures, so I’m posting anyway.  It is still harvest time.  And I’m going with that!

SO LETS SHOW OFF SOME COLORFUL MONOTONE.  ENJOY!!!

How It Works?

  1. Most weeks I will come up with a topic and along with a tip on how to take a better photo.  Feel free to write me with things you want to learn about.
  2. Go through you photo archives and see what photos you have that fits the current week’s challenge, or better yet grab you camera and take a new photo!
  3. Please keep your photos to only three or less per week.
  4. ENJOY and have FUN.

Create a Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge post

  1. Then add a link to your blog in my comment box.
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Today’s Featured Blog

Mhdriver’s Blog  Life, Love &The World Through My Eyes

MH and his wife and dogs retired and love to travel.  He started blogging about the same time I did last spring, and was one of my first visitors.  Now he has become a cyber-friend.  He even sent me virtual flowers for my birthday.  I thought his thoughtfulness was above and beyond to call of blogging duty. MH takes some wonderful pictures, and is an enthusiastic blogger.  Visit him, and he will quickly become your friend, too.  AND if you leave a comment, you might find flowers in your email!!!  :)

 

 

 

Pike Place Market

Traveling to conferences often allows attendees the opportunity to explore new places.  National Council for the Social Studies moves their conference each year to a different part of the country allowing social studies teachers to learn geography as well as history, civics, economics and all the social studies.  In Seattle I ate in some top Diners and Dives restaurants, rode to the top of the Space Needle, got lost in downtown several times, and best of all, went to the Pike Place Market.

Outside the market you needed an umbrella, which I had left at the top of the Space Needle the night before, but inside, the weather was perfect.  I hadn’t carried my Canon in the rain, so these pictures all came from my iPhone.

Since we had just eaten lunch, the flowers attracted us at first.  Bouquets ranged from $5 – $15.  This one was $10, I think.  We wondered how they sustained themselves, but would have bought at least one bouquet if we weren’t going on the plane hours later.

Honey Crisp apple grown in Washington

Free samples abounded, and these Honey Crisp apples were sweet and crunchy, just the way I like apples.  All the varieties of apples came from Washington, but other fruits and vegetables came from all over.  One item we asked about came from Delano, just south of us in Kern County, California.

 

Although fruits and vegetables provided the most color, while fish throwing attracted the biggest followers.  I tried to capture the fish in motion, but clicking at exactly the right time challenged me.

We saw lots of fish eyes, oozy clams, live oysters, and tasted smoked salmon jerky at $39 + a pound.

Razor clams oozing out of their shells brushed with sand.
Mary advocates for purchasing sustainable fish, and organic vegetables.

After the fish festival, Mary wanted to experience the shoe museum which meant a pay a quarter, peek through a lit window for about a minute, and have your picture taken outside the painted window display.

Robert Wadlow’s size 37AA shoe
Come one. Come all. Step right up, and put your quarters in. These shoes will astound you.

You can buy anything you might need at this outdoor market, and people come from around the world to do so.  How does this compare to markets in your city or town?  Did you like it?