Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

Foreshadow: The suggestion or indication of things to come.

Yellow Amongst Green
Yellow Amongst Green

A branch of yellow leaves on the poplar tree in front of my house = Summer’s end is inevitable.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

The photographer in me looks for the unique-ness in my surroundings every day.

Unique characteristics are details that aren’t replicated in the exact form.


Water droplets on various surfaces are wonderful examples of unique.  Nature excels at forming individuality in patterns.  Not only are naturally occurring patterns unique, they are also mesmerizing and beautiful…not mention mysterious.

And then there are the not-so-natural “unique” patterns we can find in the everyday.  Like sprinkle donuts, for example.

IMG_9066Look at it: a tiny array of rainbow sprinkles set a top a sugar frosted pastry.  Do you think the patterns in which the sprinkles rest on the surface of this delectable treat are ever duplicated exactly from donut to donut?  They are like the snowflake of the food world…

IMG_9075-001This is a prime example of “unique”…to me anyway!

Where do you find unique-ness in the everyday?

All This From A Bad Photo…

IMG_8924I had a small burst of energy this evening, after having spent the past three days laid up on the couch with a high fever and cough.

This evening I got up, made a Quiche and then tried to take a photograph of our Christmas tree.

The Quiche turned out just fine, the photograph – not so much.  My attempt is shown above – what should have been twinkling lights and delicate ornaments is nothing but confused streaks of light on a monochrome setting.

I have no idea what I was thinking when I pressed the shutter release.

As is the way my brain has been working for the past few days.  I am functioning at half speed and it is draining me.

My first reaction upon seeing my mis-placed capture was that it was unusable for anything.

But the more I studied it, the more I saw myself in those wavy lines – given my current state of affairs.  I feel as though, as what happened in the photo above, someone is hitting my shutter release before I am ready.


Or maybe I am just delirious.  Excuse me while I go take my temperature again…

(You know what though?  I have grown fond of my accidental capture.)