Week 14: One Shot with Three Shapes

I found the Field Club to be a treasure trove for my challenge theme one Sunday this fall. The former winter home of Chicago’s Marshall Field family boasts a beautiful, large atrium, and this doorway is just off of it. I see squares, long rectangles, circles, arches and triangles, many more than three shapes. Do you see them all? Did you find more?

Three Shapes


Week 13: Backlit

With so many flowering plants and trees in Florida year-round, it is easy to find backlit flowers, which is what I usually think of when I think of “backlit.” They are all around. This one was spotted as I walked out of the Field Club one Sunday afternoon. I don’t know what kind of flowering tree or large shrub this is, and if you do, please share the name. It’s very showy.


Week 12: Macro

At first glance I thought these specks on this tropical plant were part of the plant, like the brown hook-like parts protruding fromthe flower. Then I started shooting the flower and realized they were ants! Bonus!

Ants on Flower


Week 11: Seasonal Showers/Inclement Weather

An end-of-the-rainy-season downpour had just ended as I pulled into the Publix parking lot. A magnolia tree was in front of my parking spot. The cluster of aging leaves in a field of shiny green magnolia leaves said “shoot me,” so I grabbed my ever-ready camera from the back seat, did a final couple of swipes of the windshield wipers and took the shot.

Magnolia Leaves

Week 10: Something Huge

My friend and I were driving through a neighborhood in northwest Bradenton, minding our own business, when we saw a Huge (fake) shark hanging from a front-yard tree. What? What’s up with that? I have no additional information to share, other than there is a Huge shark hanging from a tree in northwest Bradenton.

Shark in Tree