Monday, March 2, 2015

NatureFootstep ... Catching the Light


My plan was to go out with a Roar ... but Ferdinand here thinks the lights are out already and wasn't cooperating.  So, SIGH, I hate that this is the last, but I know Monica will not let grass grow under her feet and she will continue to make our lives interesting and exciting in ways we have yet to imagine. Thank you Monica for all that you do, Catching the Light has been a great ride  and will be missed.

Andrea

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturday's Critters


Hmmm ... not what you would expect to see on a country road in the Chicago Area :) And click on the bonus video, it is really cute ...


Also linked to Camera Critters ...

Friday, February 27, 2015

Weekend Reflection


Shining a light on Marilyn ...
This was hanging in the bathroom of an art museum ... we were not allowed to take pictures in this museum, but I was alone in the bathroom and  ... who could resist :) 

Have a weekend full of temptations ... 

Andrea

Geometric Friday






Feline Art Friday


Da Boys ...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

An Aussi-spicious Life ...


I hates boots ... buts when it is this colds I has to do somethings.  My feets are the only place I don't has a fur coats on.  My Moms says peoples has other ways of keeping warms.  Then she added this You-Tubes to my post and LOL the whole times she was watching  its.  You should clicks on its if you wants a good laughs ... Personally, I don't gets it, but I am takings my Moms words for it.


Good Fences


More Snow Fencing ... all along the roads, presumably to prevent the blowing snow in the fields from drifting on the roads.  Not sure it really works, but then it could be a lot worse if they weren't there.  

Andrea

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NF DAM Digital Art Meme



A Villainous Noisy Miner 
Stewart posted this bird on WBW yesterday ... I took one look at it and this is what I saw :)  So sorry, Stewart, I stole your bird, but I couldn't resist.  To see the original click here

This is what happens, Monica, when you leave us to our own devices ... Hope your week is perfection :) .

Andrea 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday



The Blue Jay



Turning blue from the cold?  No, these birds are so hardy and active it is amazing.  Nothing seems to slow them down.  This winter is really putting them to the test, however.  We continue to have sub-zero temperature and there is no end in sight.  Normal temps for this time of year is in the high 30's.  I vote we get back to normal.  Even the high 30's sounds good to me at this point.  :)

Happy WBW!

Andrea

Monday, February 23, 2015

Our World Tuesday



2015 Chicago Auto Show 

We headed downtown by way of the Chicago neighborhoods so we could make a stop to visit my friend's daughter.

 Her condo is easy to find because it has this special marker in the front ...

We stayed for awhile then headed to the outer drive to get to McCormick Place ...

The outer drive is really Lake Shore Drive and it follows the Lake Michigan shore line into the city.  It is also called the "Gold Coast" and you can probably imagine why :)

We parked in underground parking at McCormick place ... costs a little more, but it is so cold out no one wanted to walk outside.

We walked inside to the Auto show which is actually on the other side of Lake Shore Drive ...

The displays are on both sides of this corridor ... a million square feet of showroom ... woo hoo :)

New Cars ...

Old Cars ...

Sports cars ...

And, look who met us there ... the newly weds (my son and his wife who he just brough back from Thailand)  They took the train down so she could see more of the city.

She had fun taking pictures in the cars and sending them home to her family and friends ...

And, of course, for the Engine buffs ...

Who is this?  Steve McMicheal a member of the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears ... thirty years ago and he (we call him Mongo) is still a celebrity.

More cars ...


OMG, a Bentley :)

A Rolls Royce ...

This is called a "suicide car" because of the doors ... don't know the make :(

A Delorean :p

Jaguar ..... grrrrrr :)

This was my favorite ... a Ford, believe it or not ... totally awesome!

Look at the wings ... aerodynamics ... I love this car.

 And, of course, a big truck ... have to keep the Good Ol' Boys happy ...

Anyone for a tie-dye car?  I believe they said it starts at $85,000 ... no thank you :)

The old Corvets ...

A Super Sport ...

Ahh, alas it is getting late, and we are getting tired and hungry ... Time to go 

A little water fountain fun ...

This corridor actually goes over the Lake Shore Drive ...

Lake Shore looking south ...

Lake Shore looking north ...

A little better view of the skyline from the car ...


Destination ... Greek Town and dinner :)

Soon to be calimari ...

Nice restaurant ...



And Saganaki is a must(flaming Greek Cheese)  and a cute waiter to boot :)

Food was great ... Day was a wonderful way to spend time with friends and family ... and a last look at the city (Wilson Tower ... used to be Sears Tower ...still is to me :)
Happy Our World Tuesday ...

Andrea