(I was sitting outside, minding my own business, when this critter ran into me and landed on the pavement nearby. I didn’t get a good look at it until later, when editing on my mainframe some snaps taken with my camera phone. Actually my subject was cats…so this grasshopper shot was a bonus.)
Here are some pictures that just tugged at me to create while walking through my entry. They are twelve-inch natural stone tiles. I never noticed the (featured photo) before, but once the face popped out at me…at least three faces in fact…I knew they were perfect for Cee’s Odd Ball Photo challenge. The eye just seems to adjust for the scene.
These shots remind me of mountain and desert terrain, the color scheme of the Southwest. What wonders do YOU see here, boys and girls? I’d love to hear….
I am unique among my peers
having arisen from the Winter
more or less intact… if a bit bedraggled.
One might say the word—disarray?
to describe broken remnants
and staring, bleary rimless eyes
askew and discolored
arrangement of my limbs and leaves,
disheveled scraps of nascent green
tones, silky serrated edges of hemline.
Better days have been….and will be again
and my modest Winter garments
will have fallen to the ground.
Please don’t judge me—for who among us
can preserve the beauty and newness of Summer
beyond the ravages of rain and snow
and Cold from the relentless winds?
You are invited to return in half a year hence,
and feast upon my resurrected beauty
as new green foliage and velvety petals
of red and white roses prevail.
Ah ha! It looks like it may be working… this guy in the chair is from an ebay listing I was attempting, but on closeup it is obvious that his make-up crew isn’t doing a very good job, so he hasn’t made the cut. It does appear that Mama sitting on the chair here is also waiting for Make Up to return. I believe these are some old (1950s I think) Marx Toys, which were originally plain pinkish-beige plastic, and someone tried to paint them. The painter apparently wasn’t very good at painting facial features. The bottom photo shows the family posing with a US Quarter… I had some with them sitting on my hand, but it made my fingers look fat. (Kidding…I couldn’t get the crop feature to work. 🙂
A Maine-Coon. He is huge but his Vet says he is “not obese.” She predicted his size when she first met him when he was a scrawny little thing I rescued from the barn. Referring to my other cats, the Vet said “they might want to be nice to him, because he’s going to be a big boy!” He is now in his fifteenth year.
As I was sitting on the deck watching the rain/snow fall, I thought it would be fun to see if I could capture some drops. These photos, following, are of individual drops into the same puddle…a couple of them are close-ups, and the orientation varies. Since I am not an engineer (I know, not really a photographer, either… I will refrain from speculating on any mechanical aspects. I just think the resulting pics are interesting and cool reflections of the puddle-water. I hope they will fit right in with Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge for this week!
Some of the oddist things aren’t really odd at all, but are quite mundane in the wonderful ways of the world. These wonders of nature that just appear out of a photograph, seem as if they are just there for us mortals to see…and appreciate.
When your relationship with a spouse, partner, friend, family member, and/or child becomes your focus rather than your relationship with yourself, seek Attention Anonymous and learn from others who struggle to set boundaries and desire to maintain stability.