I believe my favorite subjects to photograph at the Georgia Aquarium were the jellyfish. Can you tell? 🙂
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! 😉
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius
Before my head splits in two (thanks to that White Russian daiquiri last night), I figured I better make my daily post. And no, I won’t be taking a picture of my spilled brains. 😉
Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is ready for you to guess. Perhaps Gail will be stumped today? Do you know?
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What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 79)
It might have looked like fabric, but it wasn’t. Or a skin rash! Nor was it a close up of the skin of a cherry. It also wasn’t leather or a countertop. It wasn’t water on the skin of a peach. But then Gail guessed it, again! Yes, yesterday’s picture was of tile, with a splash of water.
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. – Forrest Gump
One of life’s truest quotes is from one of the greatest lines of a favorite movie, Forrest Gump. He was right, his momma was right: life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna’ get. Can’t help but quote good ole’ Forrest today, since riding around Savannah, Georgia, and learning her history.
Think of today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture as one of those tasty chocolates. Is it nutty? Caramel? A chocolate covered cherry? I assure you it’s not chocolate! But do you know?
What Is It?!?
It was quickly identified as a sugary something, but what? It looked wet, but wasn’t. It wasn’t creme brûlée. Nor marzipan. Not brown sugar. Yes, it has sugar crystals, but what is it? Finally Gail guessed correctly: cinnamon sugar. Specifically, my niece’s piece of cinnamon sugar toast. Yummy!
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’ve been thinking about my mom lately, tomorrow would have been her 73rd birthday. She’s the one I credit for making me who I am today, after all, she suffered through my depressed teenage years, and then cheered me through all of life’s successes. I just wish she was still here.
Anyway, when I think of the term “trail blazer,” I think of my mom. She’s the perfect fit! Think about an intelligent, beautiful, independent woman and that’s my mom. Because of her, I know I have many trails to blaze through, and because of her, I know I will!
Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture was inspired by the patterns of this subject. Can you tell? Do you know?
What Is It?!?
What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 72)
When I was examining my photographs I took yesterday, I noticed an image within the one I posted. Did you see it? I know of only one other person that saw what I did (because she said so): an elephant face. The seeds of the fern are the eyes, and the unfolding leaf is its trunk. You never know what you’ll find if you look closely enough! The funniest response to my question of “What do you see when you look at this picture?” was “lunch!”
To love beauty is to see light. – Victor Hugo
Today I’m making my daily post deep within nature, enjoying some sunshine and cool breezes on the Gulf of Florida, a hidden treasure. But what makes it all the more beautiful is spending quality BFF time with my girlfriends! Yes, it’s a girl’s weekend.
Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture was inspired by another ordinary object. Can you tell? Do you know?
What Is It?!?
What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 67)
If you’re a parent, you probably know what yesterday’s subject was, as demonstrated by the first (yet only) guess, and you’ve probably stepped on one of these, too. Apparently, I didn’t effectively disguise the LEGO piece. I’m still a LEGO addict, sometimes you never outgrow these building toys, and that’s okay! I was inspired by the suggestion my son made, to take a picture of his LEGOS.
I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. – Maya Angelou
Time is already speeding by on ultra high speed today, oh my, can’t it slow down just a second? Oh well, I’ll just enjoy the roller coaster ride!
Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture was inspired by this everyday item, we all are sure to have this in our homes. Do you know? Can you guess?
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What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 61)
Yesterday was fun, I enjoyed hearing that, to a couple of you, yesterday’s picture looked like ice cream with sprinkles on top. And to another couple of folks, it looked like sesame bread or bread dough. Oh so close! I gave a clue to my bread guessers: you’re too far ahead. So then I had guesses of sesame bagel and biscuit dough. Still too far ahead. Pizza dough? No, think of what happens before dough. Yeast? Ding ding ding, we have a winner!
Those little sprinkles were actually yeast sprinkled on top of flour. Add the liquid and magically you have bread dough! Which is what I have today. 🙂
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. – John W. Gardner
Now that’s hard – drawing without an eraser. We all make mistakes, but sometimes even an eraser doesn’t fix what was wrong. Conversely, we have those instances of “happy accidents,” that seem to make up for the failures we perceived we made. My happy accident was going through the plethora of photographs I had taken, not truly happy with what seemed the whole lot, when I discovered a ruby embedded in the rock I had photographed. Awesome! I also discovered either a fleck of gold, or more likely, pyrite (which certainly is perceived as gold because it sure looks it!). I’ll post a picture at the end of this post for you to see.
Because today I sure could use a big, huge, fat eraser, and because I’m sleep deprived, with a headache, and generally just not happy, happy, happy, today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is a “recycle.” This means that I’ve posted this subject before, but it looked entirely different in that previous photograph. Just goes to show, perspective changes everything.
What Is It?!?
Yesterday’s photograph revealed crystals growing on a rock/gemstone. And my happy accident also revealed an embedded ruby (top right corner) and perhaps gold or pyrite (probably pyrite, but a girl can dream)! Here’s that different perspective. Discovering those little treasures? Now that makes me happy, happy, happy!