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PPAC #45: Prescott Downtown Series #2 Anything with Wheels


Last week for PPAC #44, I had fun responses from all of you. Thank you to all the bloggers who participated this week. I love how many of you visit each other’s posts. Please honor them with your visits this week.


  • There is no weekly theme even though my post may have a theme with murals, statues, fountains, scrap art, graffiti, store windows, seasonal displays, car or art shows, artistic construction, or even artistic neighborhood decor. Photograph the public art that is available to you.
  • Art should be freely visible from a public street, freeway, or walkway or inside a publicly accessed building like a library. If you pay, it’s not public.
  • Photographers should have free access of use for their photos – no copyrights by the artists.
  • The challenge starts every Friday at 9:00 a.m. Phoenix Time and it ends on Thursday at noon.
  • Write a post on your blog, publish it, and include a link back to my weekly post not my page preferably in a comment. Sometimes pingbacks are missed. See how to create pingbacks here
  • Take time to visit other PPAC participants throughout the week. I recommend visiting at least two or three other participants in the community and leaving them a comment.
  • Have fun! Art is to be enjoyed!

For More Ideas about PPAC…

These early-bird participants might give you some great ideas about something you’ve never thought about as public art or how to photograph it.

My Choices for PPAC #45: Prescott Downtown Series #2: Wheels

“Ever since I got back from to Arizona, all I’m serving is dry humor”

Unknown (I made it my own.)

You don’t usually find doors and wheels in the same place, but here is one example on Gurley Street where I did.

Cee’s Black and White Challenge this week is anything with wheels, so I’ve combined the two. Some of these are new pictures, but the ones you have seen will be altered by both color and cropping. Which pictures look familiar to you? There may be too many clues in this post for that to be an interesting question. All of the pictures are from downtown Prescott.

Actual Downtown Wheels

A half car attached to a building makes a great piece of public art.

This next piece is on the other side of Courthouse Square walking distance from the Square. Vince and Jack wanted gelato, and we found an obscure sign that led us upstairs where we saw this view. I am assuming this is part of the fire equipment when it was horse-drawn.

Cee suggested not to repost pictures in order to ward off spammers. I’m not sure how this situation happened but I edited the pictures on my external hard drive in Bridge to make them black and white. When the pictures loaded from my computer, they each already had a caption. To make matters even stranger, all three identical captions had the word “outside” mistyped the same way. Yikes! If anyone can explain those mysteries, I’d love to hear them. 🙂

Downtown Quilt Wheels

“Almost everyone in the world knows something about Arizona, and some of it is even true.”

– Jim Turner
At the Prescott Public Library. Remember this from Public Library Week?

Downtown Mural Wheels

“Let’s pack up and catch us a slow train, and go back to Phoenix to a far brighter day.”

– Waylon Jennings

Most people who love Prescott would scoff at that quote. These people in the mural probably stayed in Prescott and rejoiced.

Coming Up on Always Write

  • PPAC– there won’t be one next week and possibly not on May 6th as well. So if you want to post several PPAC posts on this post, I’ll follow them up and link them to the next post I do. I may be late on visiting your posts because I have another surgery tomorrow. See you for sure on Saturday.
  • Story Chat Summary of Anne Goodwin’s amazing story, “The Power of Verticality” next Tuesday. If you haven’t commented, I’ll leave comments open until Sunday at noon.
  • Story Chat with a short story from Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch Literary Community. You’ll find some of your favorite Story Chat authors’ newest short stories in 99 words, no more no less if you click the link!
  • WQW – on break for the next two weeks. You can still follow the topics on my page (or not) and post YOUR WQW links to the post this week on Hope or Faith, Which is Which?
  • Don’t miss YOUR favorite challenges. If you ever have a special one you don’t want me to miss, feel free to post a link in one of my comment sections. I am super random about visiting blogs except for the folks who post in my challenges, and they leave me links! Links are my friend.
  • I’ll be visiting mostly by phone during my break. So you get a break from long comments in your comment boxes! LOL Lots of love and hugs xxx
See you around!

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  1. Well I hope your surgery went smoothly! I like the cross-stitch on the quilt. Everytime I see any stitch art, I think of the times my mom taught me but I never into it like drawing and painting and photography. I’m just a stitch admirer. I also like the mural. It looks so joyous like a parade. I’m not too familiar with Arizona, I’ve only been to Tucson and Phoenix. But I assume Prescott is colder and it’s in the part of AZ that snows?

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    • Hi Julie, yes Prescott is at least 20 degrees colder all year long. I’m like you. I used to do all that stitchery, but now I’m like you – an admirer.


    • Thank you so much, Donna. You have so many things going on at Retirement Reflections: cooking, reading, WOTY. Smart to make them monthly challenges, though!


    • I have no clue. If I reused ones from my media files, I’d say yes, but I used files from my computer and I don’t put captions on my pictues in my computer files, only in my WP files.

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    • Thanks, Cee. I had to pick and choose. I’m also starting a series just on downtown, so that limited me a little bit. I was pleased to find quite a bit of variety, and I know I forgot one, and I could go take a picture today I’d love to include, but done is done! 🙂

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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