My grandfather, a coal miner from Yorkshire, used to sing this song to my sister and me:
Daisy, Daisy, Give me your answer, do.I’m half crazy all for the love of you. It won’t be a stylish marriage, ’cause I can’t afford a carriage. But you’ll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two!
My young brain was imprinted on daisies and they have long been one of my favorite wildflowers. BUT perhaps what I loved was not a daisy! Horrors! As I have roamed the neighborhood, I’ve snapped these photos of delightful ‘daisies.’ My PictureThis app has corrected all my misconceptions. Kind of.
I still think the purple coneflower should be called a white cone flower. And whether or not they’re daisies, I love ’em all!
When the radiator finally stopped producing plumes of steam, I ventured a look under the hood/bonnet. The maze of hoses, wires, and dripping green fluid made me think I had killed an alien. And that’s my entry for Cee’s oddball challenge, along with an inspirational bucket nearby. Seriously serendipitous.
Storyblocks is an awesome site for downloading images, videos (including 360 and virtual reality) and audio files, all royalty free. I discovered Storybooks while browsing Pixabay, a site with over 1.3 million FREE images. Storyblocks is not free but for unlimited downloads of very high quality in numerous file formats, it’s a great deal.
I have an image license and can search Storyblocks by category or peruse their collections for vector art, illustrations, and photos. I appreciate their racial diversity and wide range of choices.
Yes, it would be cheating if I used Storyblocks photos for blog challenges.
OK, I should “win” Cee’s blogging challenge because I’m already an oddball, even without a photograph. Or you could say I am a divergent thinker with ADD. Or you could say I have a split personality. I mean, how on earth did this photo happen? Seriously, folks, I did not photoshop it or alter it in any way. My dearest widower will confirm that he took the photo as I kept saying, “Push the button! Push the button!” Of course, iPhone buttons can’t be pushed, so perhaps that explains it. After watching 2 episodes of “People of Earth,” I might consider this my alien abduction experience. It reminds me of the old double exposure days of film-in-a camera. Yikes.
Wait, wait, wait! I do remember what happened! Wow. It’s all so clear now. We were trying to film a fourth of July family video for one of my students. The four of us were playing a board game and I pulled out my camera, not really asking anyone if we could make a quick video. I set the camera on video, handed the phone to my teaching widower, and as he fumbled with it, I admit my voice got higher and louder as I said, “Push the button! Push the button!” (As a former Brit, I was thinking, “Push the bloody button!”) He said something odd about pans and I snatched the phone back. It was on Pano setting and he did push the bloody button after all. The photo above is me, thinking, “Push the bloody button!” And yes, we did get a video made after we stopped laughing hysterically at pans and Pano[rama].