A Photo a Week Challenge: Playtime

Nancy’s Photo a Week prompt is Playtime this week, and I’m featuring some photos of us playing around amidst the street mosaics found in the South Street Philadelphia neighborhood.
Isaiah Zagar is the artist, and there is a museum, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, dedicated to one immersive space that he created.

We had a grand time wandering around the neighborhood.

See more mosaics pix over on SpyGirl

Joining in with
Nancy Merrill Photography’s weekly challenge. Check out her post here.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Something New

This is not really a “photo-as-art” post, bear with me.
Learned something new. Origami box made from six 3×3” papers.

Envisioning new usage for the reject day job pattern printouts.

The progression of the folding, starting from bottom.

Second box:

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Hat tip to @embellish_or_perish for finding origami octahedrons at a charity shop and making me curious!

And to Google for the How-To Tutorial.

Joining in with
Nancy Merrill Photography’s weekly challenge. Check out her post here.

Linking up with Catherine’s #iwillwearwhatilike

A Photo a Week Challenge: Fleeting

I was going to write about the California Poppies, but I posted about them three weeks ago for this same Challenge series on another blog (so I wouldn’t interrupt the Truck Alphabet).
Spring itself is very elusive here in Southern California. One day it’s rainy and “cold” (50F), the next the sun is blazing and it’s 90F. Which is perhaps why locals go so crazy for the poppies — they are such an overt display.

Instead, here are this year’s Spring weeds in my back yard as they look now:lawn_5-8
How they looked a month ago:lawn_4-7
Every year a different weed reigns supreme (and gets mowed by the gardeners every two weeks). This was the year of that yellow flower, which I haven’t yet identified. (A member of the dandelion family? Edible?)
I came across a post about making a Pressed Floral Journal Quarantine Herbarium, which I’d like to do with my backyard weeds. (I’m calling them weeds because they’re not grass. I’m NOT complaining! Grass lawns are stupid for my climate). I may have missed my window of opportunity this year, though there are still a few growing in the shady spots.

Joining in with
Nancy Merrill Photography’s weekly challenge. Check out her post here.