Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

A study in contrasts: the big outdoors versus little people.

© Huffygirl 2012


My photo challenge: guess this

Each week WordPress offers bloggers a weekly photo challenge. The great folks at WP suggest a photo challenge theme and bloggers go to work posting amazing photos depicting their interpretation of the theme.

Not this man; we already know this is Steve!

This week, thanks to a suggestion from my climbing guru, Philosopher Steve, I’m giving my readers a photo challenge. Look at the  photo below. Who is the man in the picture? Can you identify anything in the picture – the car or the building behind him? This is truly a mystery photo, even to me, so I’m counting on my readers to help me figure it out.The only clue I have is that the photo was taken in the Chicago area, probably in the early 1940’s.

Post your guesses in comments and I’ll give a shout out to what seems to be the best or most probable answer. Special thanks to Philosopher Steve for a great suggestion. (Do you think he minds being called that?)

Who is this man?

© Huffygirl

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

Pansies begging to be planted (Photo: Huffygirl)

I thought I’d give this a try. WordPress is encouraging bloggers to take part in a Weekly Photo Challenge. Each Friday they offer a theme for a photo challenge. They didn’t mention anything about prizes or anything, so I’m not sure what the “challenge” part is. Maybe the challenge is just to do it, not to see who does it best, although, hey WordPress, maybe picking a winner is not a bad idea. Just sayin’.

Anyway, today the challenge is SPRING. Here in Michigan, it doesn’t look much like spring yet, but fortunately I visited a spring garden expo today, and took my camera along. To me, nothing says spring more than a trip to the greenhouse. I hope these spring photos will give you enough of a taste of spring until the real thing gets here!

Handmade table (Photo: Huffygirl)

This table and chair set was handmade by one of the greenhouse employees. There is a “stream” that runs down the middle of the table, drips off the end into a rock-covered recirulating pump. The pipe to recirculate the water back up to the table is hidden in one of the table legs. The chairs don’t look very inviting, but wouldn’t his look great on your patio?

Stream and waterfall (Photo: Huffygirl)

Waterfall, man-made of course (Photo: Huffygirl)

This stream and waterfall looked so real, it was hard to believe it was man-made. If you look closely, you can see the rims of some of the pots showing in the background.

If you get a chance to attend a spring garden expo, do it. It may just tide you over until spring.