August Challenge Part 2

August 10–20 Flags Pennants Banners Windsocks remain active For the second part of the Challenge we are looking for: Patterns in Bricks, Blocks, and Stones Bricks as in pavement, buildings, or other structures Blocks as in as above Stones as in above or any surface or structure consisting of pebbles to boulders Include your bicycle … Continue reading "August Challenge Part 2"

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Congratulations to the Lamp and Reflector Challenge Winners!!

With 99.999% confidence in her projection Helen has stated the聽 following: “Due to somewhat unfortunate developments, I have now concluded Hoopeston would not be聽 an appropriate destination for our winners The new destination is Brattleboro VT And further, resenting the representation of being an HOB (Heartless Old Bitty) I have reversed the awards for the … Continue reading "Congratulations to the Lamp and Reflector Challenge Winners!!"

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Lamps Reflectors Wrinkles Folds and Bends

Following a golf car (cart) down Wilson Avenue Lady driver fosters dogs and cats and gives the dogs rides Blue lamps supporting law enforcement Handcrafted reflector shining in the waning sunlight Wrinkled? Wadded up? Cycling Gloves The denim patches add a certain amount of class dontcha think? Wrinkles or Folds in plastic protecting bags of … Continue reading "Lamps Reflectors Wrinkles Folds and Bends"

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Reflection/Refraction

Uncertain of the physics involved Lamps illuminating patterns at corrugated plexiglass greenhouse As angle and distance changed, so did the patterns Diamond Back propped against the wall Crawling Monkey? With Flash Riding back home Landscape lights — too zoomed in, and way too unsteady What I really wanted was a photo like the Featured Image … Continue reading "Reflection/Refraction"

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RR Lamps/Power Line Lamps

Railroad Crossing Lights Lamps and Reflective Stripes on the Crossing Gate Arms Raleigh Stops, Looks, and Listens regardless of what the warning lights indicate Signal lamps shine through those little round windows to allow the train crew to know the signal is operating properly Fault indicator lamps on power lines Should the line go dead, … Continue reading "RR Lamps/Power Line Lamps"

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July Challenge

A rarely seen modification to a classic globe street lamp Lamps at the (now closed) Casey’s Route 9 east Head lights and Ditch Lights on CSX storming thru town …………………………………………………………………………….. For Bill, Metaverse Muralist came to town Sneak peek . . .聽 for Greg Yes!聽 This is the .0000005 Star accommodation for our lucky winner … Continue reading "July Challenge"

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July Challenge

Hello 365er鈥檚! 聽New Challenge Host here Again, thanks to Bill, Scott, and Greg for leading previous challenges ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 聽Before we begin the monthly challenges —聽 I propose a challenge that will run the entire year That being The Odd, Unusual, or Just Plain Strange Challenge The photo Greg posted recently of the home with all … Continue reading "July Challenge"

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A Summer Solstice Surprise

No, the surprise isn鈥檛 that I鈥檓 finally getting around to contributing something here again, though that鈥檚 surprising enough. 聽Here we鈥檝e been in England over a week now and I haven鈥檛 posted anything about it. 聽And I haven鈥檛 even expressed my thanks to Greg for curating the challenge for the last year, or for Rich for … Continue reading "A Summer Solstice Surprise"

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Small and Pretty and Huge and Not so Much

Along 7th street this morning, a flash of yellow crossed above the road and perched in a tree. Sloooooooooooowly stopped the Raleigh, and quietly pulled the camera from my pocket. Adjusted the zoom . . . . .聽 Hold STILL I thought!聽 HOLD STILL! And it did聽 聽馃檪 Another serendipitous shot from the driveway Turkey … Continue reading "Small and Pretty and Huge and Not so Much"

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I Was Right–Wisconsin Does Have Birds

In addition to that group of vultures, I’ve seen many ducks, geese, pelicans, hawks, bald eagles, great blue herons, redwing blackbirds, swallows, and songbirds. The first two days of my tour have been along the Wisconsin shores of the Mississippi River. That whole stretch is a National Wildlife Refuge, so it only seems natural that … Continue reading "I Was Right–Wisconsin Does Have Birds"

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Birding

Hardly saw any birds on my ride today, the few that flew overhead didn’t alight for me to get their picture. But I knew where to look for bird feeders and bird houses. They were all at the same location which you can see in the featured picture on top. Below are close up shots.

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Claix collects graffiti too

After all this time I鈥檓 still terrible with the French language. 聽I鈥檓 still struggling with the basics, like simple pronunciation. 聽So I thought Claix was pronounced to rhyme with checks, and was pleased with the cleverness of my rhyming title for this post, something Greg would undoubtedly be proud of me for. But no, Claix … Continue reading "Claix collects graffiti too"

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They鈥檝e got an awful lot of Graffiti in Grenoble

What a promising title for a pop song! 聽I did the hard part; now all we need is a composer/lyricist team. This is two days late for the April wall art/graffiti challenge, but under the extenuating circumstances (namely, the lack of a functioning website) I鈥檓 confident that our current Challenge Czar will grant a waiver … Continue reading "They鈥檝e got an awful lot of Graffiti in Grenoble"

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First, to clear up some possible confusion, since some of you may have had high school physics or chemistry and already be familiar with valence. 聽We鈥檙e talking today about Valence, not Valence. 聽It鈥檚 a small city in France on the Rhone river; and being French, it has a French pronunciation. 聽Something like Vahlawnce, maybe. Anyway … Continue reading ""

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The May Challenge: Birds, Birdhouses & Birdfeeders

I’m making my monthly trip down to Iowa for my dad’s medical appointments tomorrow. I’ll be there for a couple of days, so I figured I should announce the May Challenge a little early. The title of this page says it all about the subject of the challenge. Since birds exist almost everywhere in the … Continue reading "The May Challenge: Birds, Birdhouses & Birdfeeders"

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On not rising to the challenge

So I鈥檓 not doing so hot on this month鈥檚 challenge. 聽I totally failed on the four elements, although I did have my eyes open for it. 聽I saw smoke a few times, but apparently it鈥檚 not always the case that where there鈥檚 smoke there鈥檚 fire. I鈥檓 finally on track with this graffiti thing though. 聽Here鈥檚 … Continue reading "On not rising to the challenge"

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Once Again, The Winter Bike Faces the Elements

I LIKE winter–that is, when it’s actually winter. Mid-April is not winter. The weather is supposed to be more springlike. It’s supposed to be getting better out there, not worse. March had nicer days than this month. Oh well, yucky weather is no excuse for a tough guy like me to abandon my Thirty Days … Continue reading "Once Again, The Winter Bike Faces the Elements"

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