Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Hot or Cold


Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week she’s challenging us to share black and white photos of things that are either hot or cold. I’ve gone with cold in the form of snowmen, even though it’s warmed up a bit here and the real ones have melted.


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Sepia Saturday


This week’s prompt made me hunt for photos of teddy bears, a favorite toy for generations.


National Library of Australia, circa 1930


Musée McCord, 1921

teddy stuffing

Library of Congress, 1901

teddy bear factory

Teddy Bear Factory, 1915

He’s Cute, but . . .

I just read about the top earners on YouTube. One 6 year old boy caught my eye because he and his parents, I imagine earned $11,000,000 from their YouTube videos.

From the few I’ve seen, Ryan’s videos show him playing with a new toy. Ryan is adorable and seems very genuine. He does get a lot of toys to test out. His parents often participate by playing along.

Here’s a video of Ryan playing with a few different toy advent calendars. They are new to me and cute, but isn’t advent about anticipation? I realize the chocolate calendars also emphasize consumption rather than anticipation, but

I hope Google doesn’t demonetize Ryan and grab 80% of his income as they have for Casey and Simon and Martina. (I’m hoping both Casey and Simon and Martina get fair compensation for their videos.)

I’m still stunned by this income. A lot of TV stars don’t earn $11,000,000 a year. Here’s a list of the top salaries Hollywood TV actors get. Ryan does make more. Well, he also writes his own material. I hope his parents, who do seem like good people, invest wisely.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treat


1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

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