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Deerfield Beach, FL, December 2007
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It's late afternoon and I'm walking back to the wondervan after a really nice day at the beach. Because half of the free world had the same idea, we've had to park in another time zone. So I'm alone for the long trek, and will drive back to pick everyone up.
My photo-geek mind interprets this as a prime opportunity to shoot some fast scenes of whatever tickles my fancy before my understanding and lovely wife realizes I've been dawdling. So as I carefully balance the myriad bags on my shoulder, I hold my camera in my hand, stopping periodically to shoot.
The pastel-and-white painted concrete buildings stand out as a signature of this place, the perfect architectural antidote to hot days, breezy nights and the occasional hurricane. We don't have anything like this at home, I think to myself as I stand in the middle of the parking lot to capture this pattern.
Your turn: Please caption this image. Pull in co-workers, friends and family if you wish. This party's been growing in recent months, so may as well open the invitation list to the entire world. Your challenge for this week: please forward the URL for this entry - here it is for your convenience: http://tinyurl.com/3aepla - to someone you think might find it fun. I'll shamelessly favor folks who help spread the joy (I'm whorish that way!)
About last week's image of a median-sitting guy waiting for a handout: This photo saddened me for so many reasons. I often wonder why I have this much and others do not, why the world has to have so much need immediately adjacent to in-your-face gluttony. I thanked my lucky stars as I snapped this photo and continued on my way. Weeks later, I surmise he's still in a similar place, while I'm sitting in a comfy house watching the snow fall. Not sure what to make of the whole fairness thing.
Oops, ruminated a bit there. About the captions, yes. I couldn't pick just one (I know...the earth has stopped spinning.) Robin's "When worlds collide" and Steve's "Crate expectations" both stabbed at the nagging guilt I felt after taking this photo.
If you haven't read Robin's or Steve's blogs, you're missing out on a couple of major bloggy treats. Please visit Robin (click here) and Steve (click here) and congratulate them both. This week's honorable mentions list is a biggie:
- Robin (yes, she wins AND she gets an honorable mention): "American Paradox."
- Anne: "Take a load off, Manny."
- BreadBox: "Okay, who stole the bus stop?"
- ~Easy: "Here I sit, Broken Hearted..."
- Judy: "Down, but not out."
- Tial Aisha Ansari: "Just another day in Paradise..."
- Mama DB: "Fixture."
- Carrie: "Will smoke for food." and JunieRose2005: "Will work for smokes!"
- Jenty: "Watching life pass by."
- Sara (I'm a closet Diff'rent Strokes fan): "What you lookin at willis."
- Joy T.: "I will not judge you if you do not judge me."