Funky, whimsical, ordinary & rejected photos

Behold:  Funky, whimsical, ordinary & rejected photos from my stockpile for April and May:

Strange view of a wasp

Cut onion on the window sill

Barry buries fish carcasses in garden. Good fertilizer.

Barry cuts up our wood pile with chain saw

Shimmering pussy willow bud

Fence post. Barbed wire. Long ago.

Funky tree

Hummingbird pause

Stained glass leaves

(Vacuum cleaner photo needed for Barry's blog--err--I mean his newspaper column.)

OK!  I think we’re ready to move on to June now. The photography files have been emptied, swept cleaned, backed up. 

Our temperature soared to 85 degrees this morning–oh my!–but now a cold front approaches from the west.  More thunderstorms coming?  More rain?  Stay tuned, folks.

Life is never dull, is it?

About Kathy

I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.
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29 Responses to Funky, whimsical, ordinary & rejected photos

  1. Susan Derozier says:

    No, life IS never dull. You help us remember to take notice of the small everyday things that contribute to this thing called “life.” I find myself going through my days looking and seeing and wishing I could give back to you as you do to us. Alas, I’ve not owned a camera in years and am probably the only person living in a civilized country without a cell phone…soooo no photos! Thank you for all your reminders to celebrate the gifts around me and count my riches. I’ve never seen a humming bird stationary! Neat!

    • Kathy says:

      That is so kind to say that I “give back”, Susan~~but I am giving to me as much as giving back. Every time I share (OK, not every time, but a lot) my heart zings. So it’s an even exchange. But it makes it extra special if other hearts zing, too.

  2. P.j. grath says:

    Why are these unrelated images so fascinating? Love the wasp, especially.

  3. holessence says:

    “Cut onion in window sill” has my vote!

  4. Rejects? They all look intersting to me!

    • Kathy says:

      Micheala, I think they were “rejects” in that they didn’t fit in with any of the story-telling themes/adventures on the other blogs. These are story-less photos, maybe not rejects because they were “bad” or anything.

  5. Kiah says:

    Thank goodness the new vacuum cleaner is blue!

  6. Dawn says:

    They’re all interesting. I like stained glass leaves

  7. Dad says:

    I like Barry cutting wood. Dad

  8. Martha Bergin says:

    The vacuums are so cute together! Will they be making baby vacs?

    • Kathy says:

      That is so funny, Martha! Can’t you just picture baby vacs running around the living room? Miniature ones? OK, got to stop laughing!

  9. Colleen says:

    Wondering what Barry might have written about your vacum cleaners in his column. Imagination running wild 🙂

    • Kathy says:

      I haven’t seen his column yet, so I don’t know. Since I am the prime vacuum cleaner person in the house, I suspect the wife is mentioned. Too bad there are no links to his columns on-line. It would be nice to share with you blog readers so you could get another perspective.

  10. Rejected? Most of these would make excellent stock photos especially the one of Barry.

    • Kathy says:

      Scott, why thank you! When a few of you commenters mentioned they didn’t look like rejects I had to think about what I meant. I guess I meant they were “rejects” in the sense that they didn’t fit into any of the story-telling themes of the last month or so. They had no place to fit in! They were loner-photos standing alone against the wall of the high school gym waiting for someone to ask them to dance.

      • Oh, yeah, I have quite a few of these. Photos of things that did not fit the subject of the day but are still worth keeping for a rainy (ie., blog subject) day. A good reason to keyword them so when you need to find them again, it’s not hard to do.

  11. Robin says:

    Not sure why any of these would be rejects. They’re all great.

    Somehow the strange wasp (which I think is very cool) goes well with the wedge of onion. 🙂

    • Kathy says:

      Robin, please read the paragraph I just wrote to Scott’s reject question (just above your comment.) Interesting that the wasp and the onion appeared in that order. Odd juxtaposition! Thank you.

  12. Barbara says:

    I like “Fence post. Barbed wire. Long ago.” Something about it draws me in…

    • Kathy says:

      Yes, Barbara, that’s what I thought, too. The fence post and barbed wire draws us backwards towards our ancestors who once farmed the land…

  13. barb says:

    I like the willow bud and the idea of taking a photo of a cut onion slice. I’m sending you some OR rain – we are tired of it and heading home to sunny (we hope) CO.

    • Kathy says:

      No, no, no! Thanks for your generous rain offer, but we’ve had a LOT in the last few days. We’re ready for sunshine, too. (Thanks for telling me when you were headed home. Was wondering how long you’d stay in Oregon.)

  14. Tammy McLeod says:

    Loved the wasp! but the vacuums? not so much. 😉

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