Ailsa’s challenge this week is all about orange.  I might have displayed these brilliant beauties before, but they’re worth another look.  Orange.  BY DALE CHIHULY as presented at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.  More on Dale’s incredible work here.

And  …

Flowers by Acme  🙂



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The best seat in the house.  Taken on the fourth of July, these people had to have a most fabulous view of the fireworks over the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.  I, on the other hand, had a glorious view of the horizon.


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It appears that I don’t do much with white.  I need to work on that.  Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is all about white and purple.  I found some of the latter, and framed it in the former.  So…

This is my white around purple. 🙂 

Borgata Casino in Atlantic City - Gold by day, purple by night.

Borgata Casino in Atlantic City – Gold by day, purple by night.

A variation of purple - tree lit up in a shop at the Borgata Casino

A variation of purple – tree lit up in a shop at the Borgata Casino

The night sky over Citizen's Bank Field - Home of the Phillies - who may at this point be blue rather than purple - :-(

The night sky over Citizen’s Bank Park – Home of the Phillies – who may at this point be blue rather than purple – 😦

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Did I tell you she's hot in purple?

My friend’s pup, Cupcake, in her purple tutu. 🙂

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GGG is for gggiraffe, and gggorilla, and ggglobe and, well, GGGold!

The Golden Nugget Casino - Atlantic City, NJ

The Golden Nugget Casino – Atlantic City, NJ

Jeff and I have been to the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City for dinner, for a little bit of decadent gambling (just a little), and recently for a concert.  While waiting to enter the venue assigned to Foreigner (yes, I’m that old), I noticed something sparkling inside a glass display.  Now if this doesn’t qualify for GGG, I don’t know what does! Whoa!  Talk about hitting the lottery!!!

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In the event that you’re reading this on a tiny hand-held golden piece of technology, the inscription says:

The Hand Of Faith Nugget

Found October, 1980 near Wedderburn, Australia

This magnificent gold nugget, the largest on public display in the world, was discovered using a metal detector.  Lying six inches below the surface in a vertical position, it weighs a massive 875 troy ounces (61 pounds, ll ounces av.)

A Man, who has chosen to remain anonymous, his wife, and four young children were prospecting behind their modest trailer home when they made this spectacular find.

Lucky day, huh?   GGGargantuan, to say the least!

Not to be outdone, and right across the road from the Golden Nugget, stands The Borgata Casino and Water Club.  When driving by, and when the sun is just right, this bit of architecture looks like a twinkling pile of prospector’s golden delight, looming out of the earth.

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Now don’t be fooled by all the GGGold.  This lady hasn’t seen one single ounce of it!  But the night is young. 🙂

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When Ailsa at wheresyourbackpack posted this challenge, I immediately thought Marilyn Monroe, spray painted gold, singing Happy Birthday to President Kennedy.  OK.  Maybe that was a dress.  I’m still not sure after all these years.

Now don’t get me wrong.  I love Ms. Monroe, maybe not as much as Jeff does, but I enjoy the heck out of her movies.  But I thought I’d go a different route.

So here are just a few curvatures of my own.  Don’t get too excited.  It’s not what you think.

Curvacious snake at the Cape May Zoo, in none other than Cape May, NJ

Twists and turns and swirls and curves hanging from the ceiling at the Borgata Casino – AC, NJ

Delicate curves of the flamingos necks, also at the Cape May Zoo

Subtle curves of a wine rack we came across – Jeff makes the stuff, remember…

Our grandson, taking the curves in our living room – that’s his version of a peace sign as he shouts “Peace Out!” (If you know anything about me, you know kids or grand kids are going to be involved, if at all possible. And I’ll stretch the limits on the challenge if I have to :-). )

OK.  Send the kiddies out of the room because I just couldn’t let it go.

Thanks to Google Images for this photo of Ms. Monroe

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