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Just one more to go. Day Four of the five day B&W photo challenge, courtesy of invitation by Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography/.

This shot was taken from the interior of an enormous ballroom in the historic Temple of Performing Arts in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. The ground floor of this building houses a Starbucks shop where my husband and I spent the good part of the afternoon on Sunday. The upper floors were empty so with camera in hand, I did a little exploring. I especially like the way the light reflects off the music stand and the top of the magnificent wooden door.

Two rules for this challenge:

1. For 5 days create a post using any past or present photo in black and white.
2. Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.

Day Four Invitee: Allan G. Smorra @ http://ohmsweetohmdotme.wordpress.com/

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It’s Day 3 of the 5-day black and white photo challenge. Cee Neuner asked me to participate so here I am. She’s put together a wonderful photography blog. Please, stop by and check it out: Cee’s Photography. She hosts a number of photography challenges every week which are both fun and inspirational. Give it a try!

I must admit – I’m drawn to mundane, every day objects, those things we see and handle and use and walk by a hundred times a day and never really pay much attention to. Case in point: this pottery catch-all (made by my son when he was just a child) filled with clips, die and assorted odds and ends.

Two rules for this challenge:

1. For 5 days create a post using any past or present photo in black and white.
2. Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.

Day Three Invitee: Debbie Smyth @ http://travelwithintent.com/

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Because I’ve been invited to participate in a 5-day black and white photo challenge, for the second time now by the extremely talented Cee Neuner, here I am with yet another B&W photo. If you get a chance, please do check out Cee’s blog: Cee’s Photography. She rocks!

Two rules for the challenge:

1. For 5 days create a post using any past or present photo in black and white.
2. Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.

Day Two Invitee: Mara Eastern @ http://maraeastern.com/

Roses are Red
Leaves are Green
This is the niftiest
Valentine I’ve seen.

Ugh. OK. Yeah, that was pretty bad but I love this from my friend Barbara!

Silver in the Barn

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Valentine’s Day tends to rouse the dormant Scrooge in me, I have to admit. It’s the ooey-gooeyness of it all that makes me cringe. Lest you think I have a heart of stone, au contraire, I assure you.  I rather love the romantic gesture, just not when it’s mandated by the giant economic machine d’amour which begins stocking the supermarket shelves with heart-shaped boxes of chocolates before the Christmas tinsel is put away. So what’s a girl to do when she despises pre-printed proclamations of passion courtesy of Hallmark?

I turn to poetry for consolation, that’s what. Why do I love Ogden Nash so? Because he has exactly the right dose of ooey-gooey to make this granite heart swell.

To My Valentine by Ogden Nash

More than a catbird hates a cat,
Or a criminal hates a clue,
Or the Axis hates the United States,
That’s how much I love you.

I love you…

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For the second time now, I’ve been invited to participate in a 5-day black and white photo challenge, this time by the extremely talented Cee Neuner. Please check out her blog: Cee’s Photography. Good stuff (very good stuff), indeed.

Two rules:

1. For 5 days create a post using any past or present photo in black and white.
2. Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.

Day One Invitee:  Amy Sampson @ https://playingwithmyfirstdslrcamera.wordpress.com/.