Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Mark Twain
How is it that it seems only yesterday I was just a kid and today I’ve got one of my own? I was reminded of just how fast time flies at the end of our week’s vacation. Didn’t we just get there?!?
Last night, for the first time, I attempted some time lapse photography capturing star trails. Want to talk about fast? Yes, the Earth rotates pretty darned fast as evidenced by the streaking star trails after a 12-minute exposure. One day soon I’ll post one of those images!
As for today, your mystery “what is it?!?” picture is ready. I was inspired by not only the function but the form of this subject. Can you tell? Do you know?
What Is It?!?
What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 80)
Yesterday was a fun one, all of the guesses this one garnered. Let’s tell you what it wasn’t first: a sweet potato, brick, or bark of some kind. Is it stucco or plaster? Close. Was it a red stepping stone with the top part peeling off? No. Not rust either. Nor oxidized steel. Not a planter pot or terra cotta. It wasn’t a peat moss or other container with the color tweaked. And it wasn’t carpet padding. Guess who finally got it right? Yes, Gail, finally honed in on painted plaster, which was close enough.
That image was actually part of the exterior of the Owens Thomas historical house in Savannah, Georgia; specifically, it’s the ochre wash that was applied when the house was built in 1819. The house itself is an example of ingenuity as it had running water at that time. The house had three cisterns that used gravity to provide running water and other indoor plumbing. Pretty impressive considering it wouldn’t be until the 1840’s when a second (and subsequent) house in Savannah would have indoor plumbing, too. Even the White House wouldn’t acquire indoor plumbing for several decades after.
So there’s your history lesson for today! 😉