The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. - Saint Augustine
I had written something earlier to use in my post today, but after hearing about a childhood classmate and friend passing away, today’s message to me is strong: Live each day like there’s no promise of tomorrow. Don’t put off travels, journeys, and learning. Life is too short. Indeed a sad day.
Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is below. Do you know? Can you tell?
What Is It?!?
What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 168)
Girish thought yesterday’s picture looked like metal skewers. (Mmmmm, now I’m hungry for Shish Kebabs.) Anna guessed that it was a greyscale image of a section of banisters. And Gail guessed plastic worms for bait. LOL! It wasn’t metal skewers or bait (albeit plastic, I don’t even own a fishing pole … and now I can visualize my Grandpa Henry shaking his head …), and although it wasn’t banisters, it’s so, so close! So what did you see? A section of wooden spindles on the back of a red rocking chair.
“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” ― Pablo Picasso
A friend posted this quote today and I thought, “how true!” If inspiration found me while I’m doing nothing, well, I’d be one lazy bum. It’s often while I’m in the midst of doing something that my greatest ideas take form. Thank goodness for the well of inspiration, you just have to plunge the bucket into its depths.
Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is ready for your guessing pleasure. What does it look like to you? Share your perspective!
What Is It?!?
What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 167)
Here I thought I had a good mystery picture, that it might take more than one guess, but no, I was quite incorrect – not only about how many guesses it would take – but even the true name of the mystery subject! When the first guess was “Diamond plate? That’s my final answer… diamond plate.” (Which, by the way, I love that “final answer” bit!) I responded that no, it wasn’t diamond plate. Then the second guess came in, “Looks like checker plate steel…used for trays of trucks, trailers etc.” I asked my dear hubby if that’s what the subject’s name was. He replied, “Yes, that or diamond plate.” Oops! So I quickly confirmed that we had two winners ringing the ding-ding-ding winning bell!
In case any of you are wondering what the heck is diamond plate, it has nothing to do with the gemstone, it’s a metal covering around trucks, trailers, etc.; in this case, what you saw is the diamond plate around my hubby’s “Droid Transport” trailer (for his hand-built R2D2).
Family is the most important thing in the world. - Princess Diana
As I have learned, family is not necessarily the one you’re born into, it’s those people who love you unconditionally and for who you are, which is what family is all about. And I love mine!
Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is not a recycled photograph, it’s a new one! Yay! My camera and I went exploring today. Here’s one of our discoveries. Do you know? Can you tell?
What Is It?!?
What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 166)
Sadly, there are no guesses for me to report. What did yesterday’s picture look like to you?
So what was it? What you saw was a piece of wood … but with the negative and color changed to blue. I loved the effects!