Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Random Wednesday

We fell off the wagon at dinner last evening.  I'll tell you what we had on a later post.  For now, I thought I'd distract you with a few random photos.

First, I'd really like to thank all of you who have encouraged me, given me tips and great feedback as I dipped my toes into the world of photography.  You are valued consultants.


 

The Chicago Water Tower is now the official welcome center.  It's original use was to pump water for fire fighters.  Some purport it to be the only building left standing after the great Chicago fire.  In fact, a number of buildings survived that fire.



An old barn in Stuarts Draft, Virginia.  It sits on the road where one turns into a community of brand new homes.  I hope it doesn't lose out to an upscale "authentic" Colonial home being built in it's place.  It's a landmark for me.


The Colonial National Bank on the corner of Campbell and Jefferson in Roanoke, Virginia.  My dentist was on the 7th floor.


Just window dressing!


The "Grand Old Lady's" clock tower at 9:07 a.m.  You can set your watch by that clock.

22 comments:

  1. With these beautitful pics you remembered me my last travel to USA.... thanks a lot, hugs, Flavia

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  2. Love your pics. Anxious to hear about the wagon that collapsed! Sorry, but a born proof reader. The time is....9:07 perhaps? ;)

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  3. Great photos, Bonnie. I love the shot of the Water Tower in Chicago.

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  4. Love the first shot especially - of the Chicago Water Tower. What a beautiful building, too! I've never been to Chicago but I would really like to go someday.

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  5. all of them are really good, like the barn and like that tower shot a lot. the bottles are my favorite. beautiful

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  6. Beautiful photos! You have an eye for seeing the beauty in ordinary things. Love it. Carla

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  7. If falling off the wagon produces a picture show like this, do it often! Wonderful photos.

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  8. I'm neither a photographer or critic, but, for what it is worth, I think your photos are terrific. I especially love the shadow you were able to catch on the water tower. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  9. Such beautiful photos, and I especially love the oranges on snow at the top!

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  10. Great photos I really like the one with the botles in the window.

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  11. I loved seeing these photographs. Some of them were stunning...the architecture of the water tower is just beautiful. Others were breath-taking in their simplicity. Thank you for sharing these images, and thank you for your kind words on my blog. They mean so much to me!

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  12. Wonderful photso; you seem to capture the important element. Really great shots.

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  13. I am not a photographer but your photos are great. I've never been to Chicago. Perhaps someday I will.

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  14. Happy New Year, Bonnie! OH, you've done a beautiful job on your snapping! Lovely lovely photos!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. Oh my gosh!!! You have the same bottles on your window sill that I do. And the same colors!!!! That is a water tower? It looks more like a church to me, but that is my favorite picture, it's awesome the way you did the scale and the two buildings together.

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  16. I see a coffee table book in your future, you do have an eye for this and cooking too!

    I cant keep my eyes off the water tower, what an awesome photo. I would love to see more of that building.

    I love old barns and homes and a shame they are ripping them down. The old mansions here have been torn down to make way for high-rise buildings. Shame...

    OKAY! I want to know what you ate that would make you go off the wagon. (strumming fingers)?

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  17. Beautiful pictures, Bonnie. You are doing GREAT with the new camera. I'm proud of you... Love the Chicago Water Tower. What a difference between it and the old barn....

    Thanks!!! Amazing pictures.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  18. What beautiful photos! That water Tower in Chicago is really cool:)

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  19. Oh, I've enjoyed the photos!! Are you loving your new camera, Bonnie? I'm debating between getting new lens now or changing the body THEN working on new lens. There is so much to learn! (I'm playing with a Canon Rebel xSi right now)

    I can't even get ON a wagon to fall off of! LOL! So, you were a step ahead of me! Look forward to hearing about the downfall. ;)

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  20. These are wonderful pictures.
    Chicago is one of my fav places to visit and your picture of the water tower is so neat.

    Melinda

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  21. Hello dear, thanks for your sweet words about the upcoming magazine article. Like all gardeners I have to say that the herb courtyard, lavender parterre, 3 B garden (birds, butterflies, beneficials), and several others didn't make it into the story. Oh well. But I am happy they came and that they gave us an adventure to stir up our lives.

    I picked 8 pounds of satsumas today at the Cal Poly U-pick. Fabulous. Also 20 pounds of Valencias. I feel rich!

    Love,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  22. Oh I wish I had those bottles in the window. In this condo we just moved into the light in the dining area has similar colors. At first we thought it was hideous and now it has grown on us (we have been here about 2 weeks). We like the sparkly light and shadows it gives on the walls. So now I have to tie in the colors ;-)....I find it very weird how things I thought I couldn't live with I sometimes turn out liking---WEIRD.

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