Weekly Photo Challenge: Green ~ “Taliesin”

I happen to be a huge fan of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Spring Green, Wisconsin, is the location of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin.

The land was very lush and green when we visited two years ago.

Taliesin…..front view.

click on image to see a larger view.

Thanks for visiting.

Judy

 

Capture the Color

A good blogger friend, as well as an excellent photographer and story teller, This Man’s Journey, has nominated me for the challenge of Capture the Color.

I have just a few hours to complete this challenge!  I’m on the RUN!  😉

The “Capture the Color” challenge has been organized by the blog: Travel Supermarket.  Check out their site, it’s cool!

The Capture the Color challenge is to share a photo representing each of these colors:

RED, BLUE, WHITE, GREEN and YELLOW.
Capture the Color link, click here.

I’m making it a Color Tour.  Is everyone ready to travel?  Hop aboard and buckle your seat belts!

The first stop we’ll make is WHITE.  

WHITE

We discovered this white and rather shaggy mountain goat in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA, while hiking the Hidden Lake Trail.
The goat is molting, so that’s why he has a rather unkempt look.  The Hidden Lake Trail begins at Logan Pass and ends
below the rocks the goat is standing on, where you can glimpse a bit of  Hidden Lake.  Glacier National Park is a favorite of ours
as it has a wonderful variety of sights.  Azure lakes, huge white glaciers, waterfalls, great hikes, massive peaks, wildflowers and abundant wildlife.

Next stop: GREEN!

GREEN

The lush spring GREEN landscape surrounding and complementing Fallingwater is a sight to behold!
Fallingwater was designed by the great Frank Lloyd Wright for the Kaufmann family of Pennsylvania, USA.
As with all his designs, Wright wanted the building to blend in, and become one with the land.
Touring this building shows how far ahead of his time Wright was.  He implemented many design features
that were new then, and continue to be used today.

All aboard for YELLOW!

YELLOW

The bright YELLOW gold dome shines brightly against the blue sky.  Where are we?  Why, we’re in the City of Light~ Paris!
You are looking through the archway at the l’Eglise du Dome….the church of Les Invalides and the site of Napoleon’s tomb.
This structure was built by Louis XIV between 1671-1676 to shelter old and wounded soldiers.  The church is astoundingly beautiful.
Surrounding the courtyard are museums filled with the artifacts of war: uniforms, guns, swords, flags, and more.  The painted ceiling in
the dome is stunning and a definite must-see!   My daughter and I loved Paris but lost/couldn’t find the Eiffel Tower when we
first arrived!    Click here for the story..

Buckle up!  We’re moving on to RED!

RED

The RED rocks of Zion National Park rise high above us as we hike the Riverside Trail.  We are sheltered by the RED canyon as we walk
alongside the Virgin River.  Zion National Park is located in Utah, USA, an area with many beautiful and unique rock formations.

Our last tour stop is BLUE!

BLUE

The AZURE BLUE waters of Moraine Lake in Alberta, Canada, are calling us to visit.  This lake is one of my
favorites.  Even though there were many people visiting the shores of the BLUE lake, it was quiet and peaceful.
Capturing the red canoe in the middle gives perspective to the size and grandeur of the mountains that surround it.
Come on…dip your toes in!

I really enjoyed having you join me on the Capture the Color tour!  We’ll plan another one soon!
(As the challenge time is nearly over, I don’t think I can name anyone else to do it.  In fact, I may have missed the deadline myself!)

Judy

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WaterDragon Weekly Sunday Post: Door(s)

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.  ~Walt Disney

Got Paint?

Green doors.

All these Parisienne doors need is a little TLC.  A can of paint and some brass hardware, perhaps?

Thanks for stopping by.

Judy

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Time in a Bottle

I have two wonderful antique bottles which I treasure.  My uncle gave them to my mother years ago.  He’s a great antique bottle collector.
One is green and has the date 1852 on it.  It was used to treat jaundice.
The other bottle is clear and has a rounded bottom with no date, but a search finds that this style of bottle was called a “torpedo or egg” bottle, patented in 1809, by William Hamilton of Dublin.  A wooden stand was made for my mother to keep it upright and prevent rolling.  This kind of bottle was popular because the shape kept the contents in contact with the cork, it was easy to pack in crates, and because the opened bottle was hard to set down, customers drank faster and ordered more!*

The photo I took has a third bottle, because I like groupings of odd numbers.  That bottle has an interesting shape but is not antique!

TIME IN A BOTTLE……would you say there is time in these bottles?  
  We know the green bottle has 160 years of time in it…..what stories it could tell!  It was used to help people feel better; used as a tonic for illness.  This bottle, which looks as if it holds about 20 ounces, may have remained on a shelf for a long time before it was emptied.
The round bottle could have almost as many years.  Think about time on the shelf, in someone’s hands, jokes and stories being told, as they sat around an old kitchen table.  Or maybe the singing of old Irish songs as the bottles rolled on the table!  Perhaps it was saved for a special occasion, too.  Time.  A long time ago.

I had a little fun and played on PhotoShop Elements with the second photo.  I’ve never done that before.

“Time in a Bottle”….I love the song by Jim Croce….if you’d like to listen, the link is below the photos.
 

Antique bottles: clear lying down and green.

Bottles...after playing on PhotoShop Elements.

“Time in a Bottle” video by Jim Croce…click here.

*Credit for round bottle research..http://www.antiquebottles.com/glossary.html

Thanks for viewing!

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