Strange Objects #WordlessWednesday #photography

Wordless Wednesday – Allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

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The Entertainment Files – Show Us Some Doors

Welcome back to The Entertainment Files, a new feature on my blog where I hope to bring readers some humour, laughter, music, entertainment and challenges.

#entertainment #music #laughter #comedy

Today I’m featuring a photography challenge which I’ve participated in many times, although not recently. 

Created and hosted by Norm at Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors has been running for many years and attracts a lot of participants. I’ve discovered many new blogs to follow by participating. 

In Norm’s own words –

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments, anytime between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time).

You don’t have to be a photographer to participate. Anyone can join in with the challenge, so have a look through your photo archives and share some of your favourite doors with hundreds of other bloggers. 

Here’s my featured door for this week.  

Is it a door within a door? What do you think of it? 

Click here to join lots of other bloggers with this week’s Thursday Doors challenge and to find out more information.

If you decide to join in, have fun with the challenge and feel free to leave a link to your Thursday’s Doors blog post in the comments section. Don’t forget to also leave a link to your Thursday Doors blog post on Norm’s post.

We’re looking forward to seeing what doors you come up with.  

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Resting #WordlessWednesday #photography

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

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Spot The Ball #WordlessWednesday #photography

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

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On The Water #WordlessWednesday #photography

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

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Time Travel #WordlessWednesday #photography

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

#DoctorWho #television #scifi

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Day Trip #WordlessWednesday #photography

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

Also published for SundayStills – Theme: Near and Far.

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Have You Found The Secret Of Old Items? #SundayStills

How old is old?

When does a new year become old?

Is it when people stop saying “Happy New Year” to each other?

Is there a date when you can no longer wish somebody a happy new year because the year is considered old? When is that date?

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Those may be silly questions, but they’ve often had me scratching my head for the answers.

This week’s theme for Sunday Stills is the word OLD. What does the word old mean to you? Are the stars, sun and moon old? They may seem old to you, but to others out there they may seem young.

The word ‘old’ is often used to describe many things that, to me, are not old. For example, take the building in the following photo. 

Built in the 1870s, one could argue that the building is old. Yet it doesn’t look old to me. Maybe the fact that the owner does a lot of maintenance on the building makes it look new?

Perhaps it’s the style of the building rather that it’s condition that makes it look old? 

What secrets do old objects hold?

Many. All old objects absorb the secrets of those who own or once owned them. Even the secrets of those who come into contact with old objects are absorbed. However, at a certain age, some of those old objects reveal a secret of their own.   

Between September 1986 and March 1988, I was an occupant of the basement flat in the building featured in the first photo. Imagine my surprise when I saw myself coming up the steps from the basement flat after taking the photo.

Then I remembered that the building had revealed its secret to me while I was living there. It was a secret that opened the door to a gift I have.

Later that same day, I came across this old object. 

Although it was not ringing, something urged me to pick up the receiver. 

“Operator. Which date would you like to call, please?” said a rather posh voice at the other end of the line.

Not only was I shocked to hear her voice, but I was somewhat hesitant what to say. After the earlier encounter with myself coming up the steps from the basement flat, did my gift also allow me to hear things from the past?

“October 1986, please,” my shaky voice replied.

Expecting the line to go dead, I was shocked when the next voice I heard coming from the old phone was a familiar one.

But, just as I did in last week’s Sunday Stills post, I am digressing. Those are stories for another day.

What does the word ‘old’ make you think of?

Here are some old objects I have come up with for this week’s theme.

Do you know where to look to find the secret that all these objects hold?

Next time you consider something or someone to be old, take a closer look at what you can see and come back and tell me what you saw or heard. 

The winners of last week’s ‘count the round objects’ challenge

Thank you to Sam, Jon, Caz, Irene, Ellen, Robbie, Bella and Ritu, who took up my challenge in last week’s Sunday Still post and had a guess at how many round objects were in the photo.

I’ve no idea if any of you got the right answer, but you’re all winners in my books for having a guess. Well done!

Thank you to Terri Webster Schrandt for asking me to host this week’s Sunday Stills challenge. Click here to find out the themes for upcoming Sunday Stills challenges.

Terri is back next week to host Sunday Stills, so this is where I bow out as your host.

Want to participate in Sunday Stills? Here’s what you need to do.

  • Please create a new post for the theme and share your photos, stories, poetry, or thoughts about this week’s theme.
  • Title your post differently from mine but remember to include #SundayStills in the title.
  • Create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post. Click here to find out how to create a pingback. I also recommend adding your post’s URL into the comments.
  • Entries can be shared all week (not just on a Sunday). Use the hashtag #SundayStills on social media so that other participants can find your post.

I look forward to reading and seeing your posts about this week’s theme.

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Ripples #WordlessWednesday #photography

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

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Why We Should Be Wary Of Round Objects #SundayStills

Have you ever wondered why some objects are a particular shape? For example, why is a boxing ring square-shaped? Is a clover clubbed shaped, or is a club clover-shaped? Does water have a shape?

But let’s not digress. Today, our subject for Sunday Stills is the word ‘round.’

Round‘ – I’m not talking here about circles, but objects that have a definite round shape. 

Here’s an example.

Were your eyes drawn to the round objects on the ground? What about those round objects above the ground?

Did you know that round objects have a purpose?

No? Well, let me fill you in on the details.

For centuries, some of the human race (including myself) have grown, produced, and used round objects to store particular objects and emotions.  

Here’s a list of some of the items I’ve placed in round objects. 

  • A cat flap for a submarine
  • A blowup dartboard
  • Handbrakes for a canoe
  • Waterproof teabags
  • A wooden frying pan
  • A rope-less skipping-rope
  • Peepholes found on doors made mainly from clear-glass
  • Diet water
  • A paperback book that claimed to contain the most epic ‘YouTube’ videos ever
  • A warning sign at the bottom of the battery compartment of my TV remote-control that read ‘The Batteries have Been Removed.’
  • Meatless meatballs
  • A snowball maker
  • Shoe umbrellas

You get the picture, yes?

All those objects would be useless to the majority of the human race and our planet would be more cluttered if it were not for the round objects they can be stored in.

Did you know that insects are more attracted to round-shaped flowers and plants?

But it’s not all about funny, meaningless, useless objects.

Round items have also been used to store other objects.       

Some of these objects may smell, look and taste good, but some hold secrets that, if released, can destroy the lives of those we love or those around us.

Take, for example, the flowers inside this object.

I put them in there for a good reason. Once I got them inside, I had to make sure they could never get out. That’s why the vessel that holds these flowers is round. With no edges, there is no way of them getting out or anybody getting in. 

Does size matter?

Well, it depends what object you’re thinking about, but the tiniest of round objects are used as vessels for storing thousands of forbidden, dark secrets.

Raindrops contain secrets that desperately want to be set free

If you come across tiny, round objects like the ones in the above picture, don’t be tempted to break any of them open. You may just live to regret it.

And what about one of the biggest round objects known to mankind?

I wonder if the round object in the above picture was created to keep danger from getting in? Or was it created to stop any threat from getting out?

Fancy a challenge?

How many round objects can you spot in this photo?

Go on, have a guess by leaving your answer in the comments section. The winner will receive a mention in next week’s Sunday Stills post!

Thank you to Terri Webster Schrandt for asking me to host this week’s Sunday Stills challenge. Click here to find out the themes for upcoming Sunday Stills challenges.

Want to participate in Sunday Stills? Here’s what you need to do.

  • Please create a new post for the theme and share your photos, stories, poetry, or thoughts about this week’s theme.
  • Title your post differently from mine but remember to include #SundayStills in the title.
  • Create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post. Click here to find out how to create a pingback. I also recommend adding your post’s URL into the comments.
  • Entries can be shared all week (not just on a Sunday). Use the hashtag #SundayStills on social media so that other participants can find your post.

I look forward to reading and seeing your posts about this week’s theme.

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Strange Creatures #WordlessWednesday

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

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