Sunday, May 11, 2008

Caption This 70


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Palm Beach, FL, December 2007 [Click to embiggen]


I took this image quickly because I couldn't stop thinking about what must have been going through his (her?) mind as he/she watched me compose the shot. "Lunch" doesn't seem far off. The other animals we saw that day (click here and here for a couple of other examples) seemed a little less menacing.

Your turn: Come up with the zippiest caption for this image and share it in a comment. Repeat as often as you wish. I'll post the winner around this time next Sunday.

About last week's image of our high-flying son: I love this shot because it so perfectly captures this little man's spirit. He enjoys being on this planet so much that he doesn't let anything slow him down. This week's honorable menschens include:
  • Melissa: "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing."
  • Terri: "Look at Noah's arc!"
  • David: "Flight of fancy."
  • Jacie: "Barefoot in the Park."
  • Allison: "Barefoot and fancy free."
  • Robin: "Jump in, feet first."
  • Sara: "Look dad I can touch the sky."
  • Bob-kat: "Playing with gravity."
  • Lissa: "Happy feet"
And this week's winner: Me for "Someday I'll make it to the moon." When he first wiggles his bum onto the swing, Noah often asks how high I think he can go. When the moon is out, he'll challenge me to touch it...or whatever other elements we can identify in the sky, be they clouds, the sun, planes, birds, whatever. This kid's got hope, spunk and drive, and Me's entry encompassed them all. If you haven't visited her delightful blog, What's Up Spotty Chop, click on over and congratulate her.

One more thing: If you're of the motherhood persuasion, I hope you're having a lovely Mother's Day with your family. Although I'm quite the curmudgeon when it comes to commercialized excuses to build temporary sentiment and sell cards and gifts, I love taking moments to celebrate the things that really matter with the folks who really matter. I hope you do the same every day of the year.

33 comments:

Ontario Emperor said...

Mmm...Canadian.

Leigh in Atlanta said...

"The day all the children disappeared."


Hey carmi, mmmm you should come stop by my sketh blog there's some neat stuff going on over there. Anywho michele sent me to say hello

Bob-kat said...

I love the expression on it's face. It does seem to have been sizing you up! LOL!

My attempt is:

" If I wasn't stuck in the mud I'd have me a photographer for dinner"

or

"I'm actually vegetarian but no-one knows".

Hope your family has had some good news. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I think your art teacher was spot on.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

"Aww, man, I'm trying to sleep here."

PI said...

Hey Bud! You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours!

lissa said...

Thanks for the menschen, Carmi!

I wrote on your wall, but I'll say it here; I also don't go for the contrivances of Hallmark holidays but being the type to make my own cards (going on 14 years I'm doing that!) and making my own celebrations (brunch today, sometimes dinners), I won't stand in line at a restaurant just 'cause it's a holiday nor will I cater to the commercialism. My mother-in-law was very happy with the card I made her and the food - it's always just about the company. Sure, it's an excuse to MAKE that brunch or dinner but sometimes, in this busy life, we welcome those bookmarks in the calendar to make the effort...

Will be back with a caption. Probably ;-)

Bob-kat said...

I came back for another go:

"I miss Steve"

Thanks for the honourable mention!

Greg said...

"Conscience? Remorse? Was 'dat? It's dinner time!"

Tiel Aisha Ansari said...

You _are_ the right size.

Welcome to the food chain, monkey.

No reptiles here... just us logs... just us logs...

Think "handbag" and you're dead, OK?

I'm not good for anything til I've had my coffee.

Evolution is overrated.

me said...

It was a bonus Mother's day present to get your comments on the blog, and then to WIN!!! I AM A WEINER EVERYONE!!!! You made my day (not that I was having a bad day mind you, mothers day was lovely.)Thanks again and of course, you know this was the type of photo I was going for.

"I vant to drink your blood"
or
It was a bonus Mother's day present to get your comments on the blog, and then to WIN!!! I AM A WEINER EVERYONE!!!! You made my day (not that I was having a bad day mind you, mothers day was lovely.)Thanks again and of course, you know this was the type of photo I was going for.

"I vant to drink your blood"
It was a bonus Mother's day present to get your comments on the blog, and then to WIN!!! I AM A WEINER EVERYONE!!!! You made my day (not that I was having a bad day mind you, mothers day was lovely.)Thanks again for the kind words, and of course, you know that this was the type of photo I was going for.

"I vant to drink your blood"
or
"Oh the shark, babe, has such teeth,dear
And it shows them perly white..."

sister AE said...

You're looking at the swamp's 10-meter dash champion.

Mmm, photographer tartare. My favorite!

colleen said...

All I can think of is: "I dare ya."

kenju said...

"Maybe if I lie here quietly, he'll think I'm safe and come into the water".

Jacie said...

you looking at me......?

Anonymous said...

Hello Carmi!

"Welcome to alligator alley. Keep your hands and feet inside or you may lose them!"

"Here human, human, human!"

"Crickey! He's a beaut!"

"What at treat, fresh meat!"

"Ate that, what's next?"

"Human, the other white meat."

Sorry, I'm having way too much fun with this one so I'll stop for now.

Terri

Anne said...

Notice how the light bends through the water to make my snout look smaller? Come a little closer, my darling, see for yourself.

allisonsays.com said...

Thanks for the menschen!

"What? You wanna-piece-o'-me?"

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

Shoes & Belts & Bags, oh my!

"...all the better to EAT you with my dear...!"

The beginning of something beautiful.

Lady in waiting

Gator, bait.

(thanks for the menchen! they always make me smile :) )

Sara said...

giving a whole new meaning to the "stealth fighter"

craziequeen said...

'Ketchup or mayo - decisions, decisions.....'

Just nipped in to say hi :-)

cq

Holly Schwendiman said...

Lunch looks to be about right!

Hugs,
Holly

Heidi said...

"I couldn't find my eyedrops... taking a dip here should do the trick."

Okay, okay... a little lame, but the first thing I thought of when I saw this shot was that the water looked so murky and his/her eyes are right in it! Yuck!

Thanks for the honorable menschens from two weeks ago! I missed out on the contest last week... more than wonderful photo on that one, Carmi, by the way! Enjoy spring!

Killired said...

I'm gonna git you sucka!

(from the really silly, goofy movie from 1988... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095348/)

Carletta said...

"I don't tread lightly in these Crocs!"

Sarah said...

Here, Carmi, Carmi, Carmi.

Humans are friends not food... I mean fish are friends not food... lol

Dude, do you have a loofah? I'm feelin' a little dry and scaly!

Omykiss said...

steely stealth ...

Catheroo said...

Remember the game Hungry Hungry Hippos? Yeah. This is not that game.

Sarah said...

Hey, do you know Captain Hook? He owes me a clock... or his hook... either way, we need to talk.

Do you have a toothpick? That last meal left something in my teeth... thus my unhappy face.

If I smile, will I scare you? My teeth are pretty, wanna see?

marmiteandtea said...

Eat ya later!

and

I have cunning plans and clever tricks

(the 2nd is stolent from a book whose title and author I am blanking on but it is a great book)

Megan said...

"Look out Capitan Hook.....I'm Hungry" - Tic - Tock - Tic - Tock....

carrie & troy keiser said...

"I've got ya where i want ya.... "

Moi said...

Guess who's coming for "lunch" !!!! ;DDD

MissMeliss said...

"I've always wanted to try human. I hear they taste like chicken..."