humor, photography

Elmer’s Epoxy Epic

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Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge: 2018-08-12

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What U see depends on when U look.
Here is the same detail under typical lighting:

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A detail of what?
Scroll down to see the answer (image & text).

Keep scrolling …

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A clever craftsperson repurposed some windows from an old house as suncatchers, with shards of colored glass held in place by clear liquid epoxy.  Alas, the epoxy components were not measured just right for the one I bought.  (It’s difficult.)  Sticky gunk oozed from cracks and seams after a few weeks of exposure to hot sun.

An epic battle between Elmer’s Glue and the rogue epoxy ended in victory for Elmer.  On one side of the suncatcher, a thick coating of glue was needed in some places.  I added more to make a whimsical mix of clear and cloudy, roughly 50-50.  The ratio is not so critical as when mixing epoxy.

My suncatcher is a good size for hiding the squirrel baffle above my hanging bird feeder, and it has withstood years of hot summer sun w/o having any gunk get past Elmer.  On the other hand, a few squirrels have gotten past the baffle.

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Navajo Rug

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 1 Photo
geometry, bushes, window, brick, etc

Four of the items mentioned in this challenge are sitting on a small Navajo rug:

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Geometry, bushes, window, brick, curtain, green, tan, wall, building, dark red, tree

Glad I do not need everybody in one photo.
As I said, it’s a small rug.

humor, photography

Looking at Lichen

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Organic ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #147

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Lichen looks like flaking paint.
Inorganic? No, it ain’t.

Do not try to watch it grow.
Each micron takes a day or so.

Nerdy 😉 Note

Dunno enough lichenology to say how slowly my lichen grows.  From the wide range of known lichen growth rates and my very casual observations, I could go with either “hour” or “day” as a crude monosyllabic estimate of long my lichen takes to grow a millionth of a meter wider.  Compared to watching lichens grow, watching grass grow would be like watching hockey.

humor, photography

The Towel Brothers

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There are grander true stories of failure and redemption,
but this one can be illustrated by photos
with many horizontal lines.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Horizontal Line(s)

Ken is a colorful “kitchen towel” but …

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… can’t keep up with Hank (a “hand towel”) at drying.

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What else can towels do? I repurposed Ken to …

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… block glare from the light over the sink …

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… and left the drying to Hank.

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humor, photography

Columns Still Vertical

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The roof they supported is long gone, but many of this Greek temple’s columns have not noticed.

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The images were scanned in 2018 from slides taken at Paestum in 1977, with pushed Ektachrome film in a Canon SLR with a 50 mm lens.  The slides were in remarkably good condition when Indiana Jones unearthed them.

The temple is even more ancient than the slides.

 

flowers, humor, photography

Unlikely Blooming

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Unlikely | The Daily Post

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The Pink Rebel is my Xmas cactus (or Thanksgiving cactus, if U want to draw the distinction).  It earned its nickname by blooming when it damn well pleases, with no special treatment from me.  I keep the soil moist all year, with a little diluted fertilizer in the water.  The plant gets as much light as my window will give it, with no enforced darkness or coolness.  Experts say a Xmas or Thanksgiving cactus so treated is unlikely to bloom at all, let alone during the daffodil season.  But unlikely things do sometimes happen.  Don’t bet on when or where.

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