Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Eye-Catchers and Posts of the Week

I have a trio of eye-catchers for you. Sunlight, streetlights and store signs.

green glow
Alien Landing: I was probably reading blogs when this green glow caught my attention and demanded my camera's presence. It was the sunlight streaming through a new water bottle creating striking lines in brilliant green.



rainy city lights
Night Lights: It was a rainy ride across the city from my place to Frank's. I was with my friend Carol Anne. She was driving, so I had plenty of opportunity to focus on lights through the wet windshield.



naughty amish
Those Naughty Amish: A few days later, on my way back home, I was watching out for this sign which my son referenced the last time he visited me. We both got a kick out of the juxtaposition of these strange bedfellows.. so to speak. The adult toy shop appears to have put the Amish furniture maker out of business and will be taking over their space before too long.


And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a POTW.





SUPPORT APPRECIATED

Stop the Deportations - The Story of a Bi-National Gay Couple
by Mark
at Our Simple Lives...


CUTE

The Enchanted Wood
by Maddie
at The World From My Window

Room for Interpretation
by Unknown Mami
at Unknown Mami

Wagging Tail of a Dog
by Larry
at Larry's Photo a Day

Basking Cheek to Cheek
by Glo
at Porcelain Rose

The Story of the Disappearing Dessert
by Robin
at The Great Escape



SO INTERESTING

My Bee Hive
by Indrani
at I Share



JUST PLAIN GOOD


Hoops
by Daryl
at Out and About in New York City

A Small Stone
by Laura
at Shine the Divine


PHOTOGRAPHY

Awful Night - Great Day
by Adrian
at Adrian's Images




Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.

42 Perspectives:

Kerry said...

Oh that green water bottle is spectacular! Such a beautiful picture of such a normal object.

Well, it is naughty of the naughty shop to take over the wholesome Amish place: how much space does a naughty shop need?! I'm curious now.

Stephen Hayes said...

That green bottle is so stylish and elegant.

Anyes said...

My favourite time of the week...Thank you for this Hilary and for all the work it represents :-)

I love the rain drops on the windshield, one never knows what's going to appear...

louciao said...

I'd be exaggerating somewhat if I said you light up my life, but these glowing pictures certainly bring a lot of de-light my way!

LadyFi said...

Love the green bottle and its reflections!

roobo69 said...

Oh, well, thank you very much, Hilary... I always try to catch your POTW and there I saw mine. Always appreciated ... And I do like the light in that green bottle pic.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i really love the raindrops on the windshield.
thanks for this lovely post and congrats to the winners.

xx

SueAnn said...

Gorgeous pics!! And the signs for the "Naughty Shop" cracked me up!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Javier Guri said...

Great series. The light the first is spectacular.
Thank you for interesting POTW.
Greetings.

Laura said...

Hilary...Thank you for mentioning my blog again!!! I love the green light through the bottle and the juxtaposition of businesses...those are the sort of of things that seem to capture my attention too!

Tabor said...

I need to remember to set aside time for reading your POTW!! Great photos. I also was wondering as Kerry did...how much space do they need. What on earth do they sell, never having set foot in one?

CorvusCorax12 said...

love the glass picture , yea those naughty amish

Gary's third pottery blog said...

haha, naughty AMISH indeed!

Indrani said...

Great pictures Hilary and I was so pleased to find my name in the list.

Indrani said...

Thank you! :)

Daryl Edelstein said...

thank you very much for noting my Hoops .. still have had no luck finding out who made them, how they got there or what they're made of .. but they are fun ...

Suldog said...

Photo #3 just confirms what I've always suspected: When given the choice between sitting down or getting down, most folks will choose the latter.

Sage said...

I'm glad someone else was driving when you took that night/rain shot (which I really like, by the way).

Bob Bushell said...

Three of the best, great photography.

Mage said...

Just delightful. Thank you as usual. I often wonder how you make the time to get such great or humorous shots, read and comment on all of us and still live. I seem to be shrinking, and I find everything takes longer to do. After spending my afternoon beginning another essay on the fascist arts, this morning I had to use a very old photo to start my blog. I applaud your use of creative time.

TexWisGirl said...

thanks, hilary, for always widening our blog view! :)

Maggie May said...

Those reflections are really artwork in itself!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Out on the prairie said...

Fun shots and some great posts offered.I enjoy finding the unusual signs.I have one to share coming up.

Brian Miller said...

ooo that green glass is awesome...great capture of its green shadow too...

congrats everyone!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I love how those green lines came out, and I'm glad you said you weren't driving in that next one. I was gonna have to scold you.

Glo said...

Again, your keen eye has captured some great shots. The sun and the green bottle make for a stunning combination!

Many thanks for the POTW Hilary ~ :)

Maddie Grigg said...

Many thanks Hilary, you are very kind.

Nezzy said...

What a photo opt that green bottle was. I'm so glad ya grabbed your camera. It sure made for a beautiful photo.

The Amish place just cracked me up! Guess it's neighbor needs room to be naughty! Heehehehehe!!

God bless ya sweetie and have a magnificent day!!! :o)

Barbara said...

Love your light/night shots, but especially the Naughty Amish. Kinda sad they were run off, though. Congrats to the POTW! I'll be heading their way asap!

Mental P Mama said...

Oh those Naughty Amish furniture makers....

yaya said...

I laughed at the Amish/naughty shop...since I live in Amish country! I went over to the blog about the bee hive..now that was cool!

Red said...

Brilliant color from the bottle and you caught it.
Pretty tricky with the Amish picture. Your son has a good eye.

Unknown Mami said...

Love the green glass and the lights through the the rainy windshield almost make me want to be a passenger on a rainy night. As always thank you for the love and support, it does a Mami good.

JillsyGirl said...

That's a hoot about the stores! I'm sure the Amish weren't too thrilled with the management company for doing that!

Life 101 said...

Neat photos. I loved the photo of the green bottle too.

Reena Walkling said...

Love those lights through the windshield!

Hilary said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by to comment here, and at various POTW bloggers. Your kind words are always very much appreciated. :)

Dave said...

Yes Hilary, that green water bottle was an interesting subject - Dave

Zuzana said...

Love those images Hilary, particularly those turquoise twin lights through the rainy windshield. Remind me of my many drives home through rain storms.;)
Congratulations to all those talented people.;))
xoxo

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The colorful lights on your rainy drive are beautiful! All are simply divine, tho.

Congrats to all the POTW winners! What an honor. :)

CiCi said...

My goodness when I saw the first photo I was oohing and ahhing and then I scrolled down to the second photo and my eyes popped out. Great photos. I am a Hilary Wanna-Be!

Andy said...

You were in my neighbourhood. The Amish furniture store has moved to the other side of the building.