I had to suffer and sit outside for a very long time to capture these. It was a horribly, beautiful, sunny, summer day, but I suffered through it. All just to capture some motion. It was time well spent.
Day Sixteen: Treasure & Close-up
This is a treasure I found on my Dad’s headstone shortly after he passed away. It has been there ever since.
A Guardian Bell is a small metal bell attached onto a motorcycle to ward off evil spirits or gremlins. The bells have more of an effect when they are given as a gift.
Legend has it that evil road spirits/gremlins have been attaching themselves onto motorcycles for as long as bikes have been on the road. These spirits are responsible for mechanical problems and bad luck on a journey. They enjoy causing trouble for bikers.
To stay safe, all one needs to do is to attach a little bell somewhere on the bike. Legend goes on to say that by doing this, the gremlins, curious as to where the ringing comes from, put their heads up into the bell. They become trapped. There, the constant ringing drives them insane, making them lose their strength and power until they fall to the ground and die.
Day Fifteen: Landscape & Cropping
My landscape is actually a waterscape.
I took these pictures expecting to use them for Day Thirteen: Moment & Motion. Looks like I get to go back out tomorrow and find some motion. Better yet, I have a humongous Family Party on Saturday. I bet I can find lots of motion there.
Day Eleven of Photo101: A Pop of Color and Last Thursdays OTT
Life has gotten in my way recently. I am trying to get myself back into this Blogging thing. Also, I missed O.T.T. again last Thursday. I did think about it. I just didn’t do it. I am also wicked far behind in Photo101.
So today, Monday, I am going to combine O.T.T. with photo101. I am going to challenge my OCD by getting back into my assignments, but I will mix things up a bit and do the assignments out-of-order. I obsessed a bit when taking pictures of this Pop of Color I found. A bit more when it came time to edit. But, It was not to the point that I felt out of control. Just some minor anxiety that was easily managed.
This is progress. The big test will be whether I can stick with doing the assignments out-of-order. Please note that there are 3 pictures. Not 4 (down from 8). This is a big deal to someone with my kind of OCD.
Now that I think about it, had I ventured down to the water I could have taken care of Day Seven: Big & Point of View as well. Next time I will go to the bottom of the dam and look up.
I have done it again. Or not done it depending on how you look at it. I have been 100% distracted by life this past week or so. I thought about writing my Feature yesterday, but chose to lay down on my couch and rest instead. I have even neglected Photot101 as well. I hope to catch up with that this weekend.
What has me so distracted that I am neglecting my blog, You ask? I have been taking notes for a future story I may or may not write. That story might be about euthanasia. I only have notes so far, so i do not know where the story will lead me. I have experienced euthanasia 3 times. The first time I barely remember. The second time upset me. It is the third time I may write about. The third time was so very different from the first two.
So this is all you get for my Fridays version of Obsessive Thought Thursday. I am so very sorry I could not get you to laugh today.
This picture was originally published in Serenity Found Me, but it works so well for todays post.
Then I went outside to take a short break from comforting my very old beagle. I found this.
My husband connected the deck chair to the trash barrel. then connected that to the laundry basket. Added a rake, creating a beagle blockade. All in the attempt to prevent the beagle from trying to go in the yard and crawl under the deck.
I learned something the same time as having fun.
Bliss: complete happiness, great joy, paradise, or heaven.
I got nothing right now, I will sleep on it.
This sign was a sign that I needed to take a picture of it.
No one said the bliss I found today would be my own. Congratulations Emily, whomever you may be.
If I took pictures of my Bliss, you would be looking at more pictures of my yard. Oh look, another picture of my yard. Unusual how I chose to drive to get this picture of my “yard”.