Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

I usually come up with some photo related to our son, since “Stay At Home Dad” tends to be the subject of the blog, but I couldn’t find anything that fit well this time. So, here are photos from three very different places for this week’s photo challenge.

We love going to the Southwest states of the US; especially New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado.   Here’s a shot of a large chunk of petrified wood from the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.  The circular age rings of the petrified log look almost like colored glass in person.

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It’s been a few years since we’ve been able to go there, but we also love Italy!

Renaissance architecture is filled with patterns, wether it is in the exterior columns or the interior mosaics.  Here’s one of my favorite views of Florence, from the second floor of the Uffizi museum.  Note how the pediments over the windows alternate from triangular to half circles.  In the middle distance is the Pallazzo Vecchio, with its pattern of regular crenellations and support arches on the tower.  And in the distance is the Duomo, with it’s famous dome showing its ingenious exterior ribs.

Maybe we’ll be able to go back in a few years once Mr. C is a little older!


How else to follow up the beauty of Florence but with the beauty of my own humble house!    When I first looked at buying the house I dreaded the prospect of refinishing the kitchen floor.  Some previous owner had the bright idea that it would be nice to paint the floor a very dark green.  It took me a couple of years before I finally got around to getting the floors fixed, and it took a lot of work too,  I was surprised to find beautiful maple wood under all that horrible green paint.   It’s not a Florentine palazzo, but I like it anyway.



10 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

  1. Hi Peter,
    Thanks for the change of address. Noted 🙂
    Wow; if that petrified wood could talk! Wonderful.
    How equally wonderful to hear that you have been to Europe. Be positive and say ” one day, we will do it all over”.


    • Oh, we’ll be going back! There’s so much to do in Europe, your posts on Rouen had me reading all about the history of the city on Wikipedia!

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