Saturday, August 24, 2013

Photographic experiment or expediency?

The other day, the Red Sox were playing a day game and I sat down to watch.  At the same time, I was teaching my daughter Carrie how to crochet.  All of a sudden, I realized that I had done nothing for my
Flickr 365 Project and had to do something quick before the light went away.  What to do…what to do?  I didn’t have a clue.  I happened to walk past the bookcase and spied an old dictionary.  I took it outside and put it on the table and started looking for inspiration.


I found inspiration but wasn’t satisfied with just that, so I started tinkering with the dictionary.  I tried one of those “heart” pics that you seen now and then.  Nah, too trite, although I do heart books and dictionaries a lot.


Messing around some more, I thought about a sort of fan or peacock tale.  Still not right…


Then I started fooling with the focus and came up with these.




I picked the second one of the two as my 365 and called it a day.

Now, here’s the funny part.  It’s an old family story of ours about a conversation that was overheard between my two of my little brothers one day when they had returned home from school.  One of them was in the process of learning to read and learning how to use the dictionary.  According to him, Sister Mary Whoever stood up in front of the classroom holding her Webster’s high over her head and declared to all her students, “You know, children, your dic is your best friend.”  My brothers, it seems, were not too young to understand double entendre.  And we’ve chuckled about that over the years.

But, you know, people, sometimes your dic really does save the day.

15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for the laugh! :)

and love the cool thru-focus pics!

Nancy said...

{snort} That's priceless!

Love what you did with the dic pics. Very creative!

Chatty Crone said...

That was like magic!

Mary said...

LOL! Well i know 'mine' isn't, but this fits for my husband definitely. And pretty much every man i know. I wonder if Sister Mary ever realized what she said? lol again.

Mary said...

Awesome photos, by the way. :)

kat from ky. said...

I think Sr. Mary taught standup to your brothers. The gift of laughter. Cool dic pic!

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour Barbara,
Thanks for your kind comment and visit in our blog! I'm impressed by your photography, I like your style!Your blog is adorable! :)
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Léia - Bonjour et Bon Voyage

Sandra said...

to funny, thanks for the laugh. and those last two photos are A-MAZING!!!! i would never have guessed in a thousand years what the photo was... love it.

Betty Manousos said...

wow! just wow!
terrific close-up shots, barbara!!

hope you're having a wonderful weekend~

MEcoy said...

each shot was great and cool barbarra
you sure is very artistic i like the second one the most

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Oh, that's so funny! I wonder if she realized what she said?

I love what you did with the pages--very pretty and unique!

Helma said...

The translation of the bottom line, I can not quite understand but that you still have chuckled years to the pronunciation of Sister Mary.

Great pictures by the way!

Debbie said...

hehe, a great story and i adore those last two images. you are so very creative!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

It's wonderfully amazing how a true photographer's eye can make something creative out of the ordinary, Barbara.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Great, Like usual:)
Best regards!