Wednesday, January 21, 2015

i didn't expect to see that there

I didn't expect to see THAT here.

January 21, 2015


This week's challenge selection is "I didn't expect to see THAT here" by Katney. Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.

Did you see the unexpected surprise in today's header? It's the staff of an animal clinic, but look to the far right. The group portrait got photobombed by their letter carrier. That won't be the final pic for the office's web site.

This is clear and obvious now that it's focused and I used flash, but the display at Cantigny surprises most people.

What's this? A grown-up in the inflatable?

This was unexpected. A collection of toys at a coworker's desk.

Unexpected, and most unwelcome! Heartworm. The model is from the vet's office.

A drinking glass as a makeshift photo frame. It's my grandson's pic at my desk.

A very shy kitten hidden under furniture.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

winter

winter

January 14, 2015


This week's challenge selection is winter by Lew. Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.

Though wintery weather had a slow or mild start this year, the last few weeks have provided better opportunities for winter scenes. All but the last photo are from this past week.


The bushes out front. I never get tired of looking at this, especially when it sparkles.


Nobody home. Perhaps they've move to their summer estate.


What's the string for? I dare not pull it.


Nabbed this shot this morning on the way to work.


This one was last February. My wife was driving and I snapped this from inside our van.



Wednesday, January 07, 2015

something new

something new

January 7, 2015


This week's challenge selection is something new by Christine. Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.

What shall we use for something new? This here, is one of my Christmas prezzies. I do not know who exactly bought this for me, but on Christmas, I opened a package which contained a smallish hatchet with some Swiss-Army type accessories in the handle. The header shows the size when compared to a pen. It comes with a pouch, so that the proud owner can carry this thing around. The header shot was made with a large sheet of white paper, and I bounced the flash off the ceiling. "Product shots" don't need a lot of work when they're taken this way.

Honestly, I do not know whether it was meant to be a gag gift! What does one do with a mini-hatchet? The hammer side would make a loud door-knocker. Unfortunately, the tool would also leave some very visible distress marks. Imagine the effort this would require if one wanted to use this hatchet to chop firewood!! What do you think? What are some possible uses for the mini-hatchet? ...I mean, besides making other dudes jealous as I walk around with an ax on my belt?
 

Hello. Is anyone home?


This dude's gotta be tough... he carries a hatchet multi-tool!