in this whole wide world …
Could possibly be more of an optimist than the person with a camera in his hands and in a holding pattern. Confused? Don’t be, just pour yourself a large hot coffee—lie back and enjoy whilst I give you an Argus summary. Serendipity rules, yay~!
The Spouse had to keep a medical appointment in Winton, so whilst she was inside confusing her doctor I wandered around outside seeking targets of opportunity—which explains to a degree the ‘serendipity’ thing above.
SO WHAT COULD
possibly be more serendipitatious than aiming at a pretty flower and at the last possible moment becoming aware of an incoming, and taking appropriate action? Shift target right and shoot. Boom boom! One incoming bumble captured forever in pixels, albeit a tad (~?!) fuzzy. I consider myself very lucky to have caught the guy at all. Guyette. Whatever …
Aw shucks (SFX: insert modest blush here please) any genius could have done it. Moving on—
SPEAKING OF GENIUS
here’s how we park down here in Southland. Anywhere else in New Zealand such precision would be frowned upon but down here we expect it. Only our drunks park between the lines (and that’s by accident whilst trying not to attract attention)—
—and I found myself hoping that’s not a surgeon’s car (well … it was in the staffie part of the car park).
can we credit vegetation with feelings, hopes, dreams, ambitions too? (I remember once seeing an optimistic spider climb all the way up a wall, to the top, where in a flurry of airbrakes and flashing wings he promptly disappeared. Whatever he was hoping for it don’t think it was to star at lunch.)
—despite what happened to a predecessor, this young tree (oak?) holds an optimistic view of location and chances. (For all I know it may even be the same tree, reincarnating after a significant time in Limbo—and good luck to him/her/it.)
HOW ABOUT THEN
yer basic elements, hmmm? The four elements of course being fire, earth, air, and water; of which the universe is constructed and all the others (elements) merely Johhny-come-latelies invented by mad scientists to inflict on poor school-kids. So?
So here’s an elemental water ball balanced sweetly atop a wee flower, enjoying a rosy outlook on life and never for one moment seeming aware that breezes blow through here enough to rock the boat a bit; the blowy-rocky state being our norm rather than the exception …
So is that drop demonstrating an optimistic world view, or what?
whoever buys one of these for her beloved husband at Christmas is indeed an optimist. But here’s a clue …… she ain’t not no Bitch neivva, Guv.
She’s actually a wee bit of a sweetie (but don’t ever tell her I said that*).
And it is in reality nicely rectangular and well formed, that’s just my optimistic photography that’s made it look a bit of a disaster. Angles, all is angles—are there no squares in the modern camera?
THERE’S A WEE SHOPPE
in Invercargill that’s closing down (wouldn’t it seem more optimistic to say ‘closing up’?) and whilst rabbiting about in there I murmured how much this notice rang my bell (did too~!) without for one moment thinking that eagle ears were trained in my direction and flapping furiously.
I LOVE IT! Boom boom!
And now, get thy camera out, take up the Challenge and
GO SNAP TO IT~!
* She’ll never stop bitching that I’ve ruined a carefully cultivated image …