Friday, July 08, 2005

Playground pattern

An indoor play place is home to countless images that hide amidst the kaleidoscopic colors of the equipment and the blurred energy of the children who scamper in every conceivable direction.

While waiting for my own little people to make their appearance from inside the maze, I somehow fixated on this. As their little hands grabbed at the blue rope on their way out, they hardly paused as they waved at me before running back into another entranceway.

Your turn: The next time you head to the park - indoors or out - take a minute or two to look closer than you usually would. You might like what you see. I do hope you'll consider capturing a photo of it and posting it online.

27 comments:

MissMeliss said...

I promise to bring the camera with me when I take the dogs for their evening w-a-l-k. :)

Have a great weekend.

puremood said...

I'm camera happy - I hope to capture something to share soon. Other than the snakes, spider, trees and sunsets I've recently posted ;) i got an idea, too... we'll see!:) I'm here via Michele this time... TGIF :)

Pieces of Me said...

Here via Michele! I love your site...I love your writing! Glad I found you...TTYL

colleen said...

I did this yesterday when walking the beach. I looked closely at the sand on the shore and saw a whole different world, and felt like I was "on" something. We usually don't look deep enough.

mw said...

My camera is my constant companion and oodles of photos the result.

My favorite moment is when looking through the photos and finding something I didn't know was there.

Gifts are always present - I love the knotting in the blue of the net you posted - thanks!

micheles sent me.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I'm sure somebody once said, "It's the little things that count." Nice eye, Carmi with an "m" (I scrolled down a bit).

I'm here from Michele's.

Courtney said...

Playground equipment really does have interesting visual features--probably because the attention spans of the folks using it is short and sweet (including we adults who occassionally end up there).
Thanks for dropping by this morning.

Lu said...

wow that is so creative and imaginative...i love this idea..i am going to give this a try...

Kross-Eyed Kitty said...

GREAT photo!
Have a great weekend...and Michele sent me again this weekend!

tommy said...

I just put up some sunrise pictures this morning. Nice angle.

Michele sent me

phoenix said...

Beautiful Post! We should all take more time looking at our surroundings, listening to the sounds of life, and breathing in the life that is in the air around us!

Hi from Michele!

Raehan said...

Cool, but I don't think my camera is good enough to capture those kind of angles. We'll give it a try.

~Cathy~ said...

My 18 month old will never look at me when I'm taking pictures! Forget about it... I'm going to start taking pictures of the stuff she's playing on! :) Here via Michelle's!

the original lu said...

Hi, there! Followed you home from Michele's- ; )

Very cool photo and food for thought.

Hmmm... I see we have another lu in our midst.

Guppyman said...

Michele sent me over....

I have an eye for taking that kind of pics... but my camera is lacking...

:(

Miss Cow is a Cow said...

What a cool photo.

Here via Michele...

-xtessa- said...

hi carmi! here via michele's! that is such an interesting idea... i might just do that tomorrow... well, later today... it's 1:39 in the morning here in HK!

Minerva said...

Wonderful idea - Living in London, it is only really at times like now that we realise that each moment is so precious...

A beautiful photograph, and sentiment...

Minerva

Hello from Michele....

panthergirl said...

Great photo! Here via Michele today!

Sandy said...

Here from Michele's
I have a son named Noa too, but no "H", (It's Hawaiian)
great blog!

Rabin said...

Hey, nice blog! Spent a good half hour here and enjoyed it too!

Dawn said...

You are so right and I will take my camera with me more so I can capture a wonderful picture(s).

I am here via Michele

Supergirl said...

Hey Carmi, this is the Wench from over at ResPed. I've moved sites and thought I'd let you know!

lisa said...

I would never have guess what that was! great blog.

Michele sent me.

PresentStorm said...

I will have to do that ..Love your place as always ..Your view is always intriguing to me :) I will let you know when I post a pic ...Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my place .

Thumper said...

OK...I have come back to this photo a dozen times, but my aging, need-bifocal eyes can't make it out. WHAT IS IT???!!!?!?! Tell me before I go blind (er)!

Carmi said...

Hi guys. This is a crop of a larger picture of a fabric-rope bridge on an indoor playground here in London. The rest of the apparatus is fairly humdrum, but I honed in on the pattern of the rope-weave that keeps the little folks from falling off.

I took it in the middle of one of those long periods of quiet when I know they're SOMEWHERE inside the thing, but I'm not quite sure precisely where.

So while standing idly by with the other parents, I pulled out my camera and thought I'd occupy myself. As usual, I got weird stares from the other parents. Most of them didn't really know me. The couple of parents there who already knew my shtick gave me a knowing smile and asked me to send them the pictures when I was done. Bless them.