Monday, February 18, 2013

Thematic Photographic 235 - Letters, numbers & other characters

Civic minded
Laval, QC
September 2012
My career revolves around stringing letters into words, then connecting those words into sentences that, if I'm on my game, make some kind of sense.

So it's no surprise that this week's Thematic theme, letters, numbers & other characters, pays something of a tribute to the building blocks of our (usually) literate society.

I'll kick things off with this view of the rear end of a well aged Honda Civic Si. I had a red one back in the day, and it remains a car that always catches my attention on the road. Not because it's flamboyant - it isn't - or hugely powerful (same), but because it's got just a little more zing than the regular Civic, and it was expressly designed to fly below the radar. The automotive equivalent of wolves in sheeps' clothing do more for me than any striped, body-kitted, ginormous-exhaust-equipped look-at-me-mobile ever will.

Because to me, driving has never been about impressing those around me as I pull up. (Who's impressed with headache-inducing exhaust systems, anyway?) Rather, it's been about impressing myself as I go about the back-and-forth of life, about all those little things - shifter, clutch, engine, cornering feel - coming together to elicit just a smidge of a smile as I make my way home.

Something about this car, parked quietly in the back lot, made me remember why I chose an Si all those years ago. This one may not be perfect. But who ever said perfection was the goal?

Your turn: Thematic is our weekly photo sharing and learning extravaganza - just click here to learn more. First, post a pic that evokes the theme (anything goes, really) to your blog or website. Then leave a comment here letting everyone know where to find it. Visit other participants to spread the photographic goodness. Repeat as often as you wish throughout the week. And, as always, please accept my thanks for making Thematic such a highlight. Enjoy!

22 comments:

smalltownme said...

I found some letters while I was out of town the past week...

http://smalltownmom.blogspot.com/2013/02/thematic-photographic.html

Winston Smith said...

I went with numbers/characters for my post.

Your post really drove home (pun absolutely intended) the fact that I need to get my driver's license.

Thanks Carmi.

fredamans said...

Gotta love a good Honda!


http://fredamans.blogspot.ca/2013/02/letters-numbers-other-characters.html

dean said...

I actually have a few letters and numbers lying around. I chose this one to start with.

Tina´s PicStory said...

some letters for you :)

http://tinaspicstory.blogspot.de/2013/02/red-n-white.html

Gilly said...

Had fun with this one! http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

caijsa said...

I was just sitting on a bench...

http://valokuviako.blogspot.fi/2013/02/calle-triana-las-palmas_19.html

Karen S. said...

I think we'll all have lots of characters to bring out! Here's mine

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2013/02/thematic-photographic-235.html

Bob Scotney said...

I'm snowed under (not literally) with these.

http://bit.ly/W8jDBW

lailani said...

A fun one! I think I have many pics that the characters intriqued me for one reason or another, glad to have a use for them outside my display. :)

http://thegreengrassgrowsallaround.blogspot.com/2013/02/pt-235-letters-words-characters.html

lailani said...

A fun theme! I have many pictures I have taken where the characters, for some reason or another, humored me or intriqued me. Glad to have a fun way to share them!

http://thegreengrassgrowsallaround.blogspot.com/2013/02/pt-235-letters-words-characters.html

Michèle Dextras said...

Here is my contribution this week. Fun times!

http://hiverenfloride.blogspot.ca/2013/02/photographie-thematique-235-lettres.html

photodoug said...

Here is my number photo.

Bob Scotney said...

This is the second time I have tried to leave a link. After the first time when trying to comment on others' posts my computer crashed.

http://bobscotney.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/letters-and-numbers-around-us-thematic.html

Max Sartin said...

I'm gonna check out all yours tomorrow, when I don't have to go back to school for a dance concert, but for now here are mine.

dean said...

I did another one.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'm in.

Give me a G!

(My high school.)
~

Karen S. said...

Ok theme multi-themed post deserves more Carmi- so with my iPhone in hand I got these-

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2013/02/thematic-photographic-235-letters.html

Karen S. said...

Ok theme multi-themed post deserves more Carmi- so with my iPhone in hand I got these-

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2013/02/thematic-photographic-235-letters.html

Karen S. said...

Dean's post is tricky! Cool, but hurry quickly to see, before it flies off the post!

Kiwi Nomad said...

I haven't been here for a while, but here is my letters and numbers contribution: http://kiwinomad06.blogspot.co.nz/2013/03/tp-235-letters-and-numbers.html Margaret

lailani said...

Wanted to add a second posting. :) I think I could add a dozen more, but time is limited. Gotta embrace alot around me, as others do in their lives too. :)

http://thegreengrassgrowsallaround.blogspot.com/2013/03/tp-235-part-ross-alley-frisco.html