Photo Challenge & People – My Own Backyard

First we had rain, heavy rain, then we had cold, bitter cold; it hasn’t been a week conducive to driving around looking for new weather vanes. I’m glad to say in all this bad weather I was able to stand in my own backyard and take a photo of a weather vane. My neighbor’s vane is common to our development. Many of the houses have this same vane and I’ve used similar vanes in past challenges. Sometimes exactly what you need is right outside your door.

“If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.” ~ L. Frank Baum

Do you recognize the name of the author of the quote? L. Frank Baum wrote The Wizard of Oz. Here are a few facts you might not know about Mr. Baum:
The L. stand for Lyman.
He loved the theater and wanted to be an actor.
He started writing children’s books in his 40’s.
He named Oz after a file cabinet drawer marked O – Z.
Dorothy Gale was named after a niece who died.

Thank you to these bloggers for taking part in last week’s Weather Vane Wednesday Challenge:
Pics by Kaz – Trinity House Weathervane
The 59 Club – Watch Dog
Daily Musings/A Day in the Life – Weather Vane Wednesday

The Photo Challenge: Each Wednesday, I post a photograph of a Weather Vane with a short description of where it can be found and any history connected to it. The main focus of the challenge is the photo of the Weather Vane and the location. The challenge can be Wordless if that is what you choose. If you would like others to see your post leave a link to your blog in the comment box. You can also tag the post #weathervaneweds. If you place a link to my post in your post you will create a pingback that will appear in the comment section. The challenge is open all week for comments and posts. Thanks so much for taking part in my challenge.

Many thanks to Cee, of Cee’s Photography, for including this challenge in her listing of WordPress Challenges. If you love challenges take a look at this page and while you are there check out some of Cee’s terrific posts. Thanks Cee!