DAILY PROMPT: EFFORT
Remember the little tale about the Ant and the Grasshopper? Well, this picture is neither an ant nor a grasshopper, but a bushy-tailed squirrel busily gathering berries for winter.
Busily preparing for the winter months to come
I got this shot outside the National Frontier Trails Museum in Independence.
Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, was a walker. He began each morning with a brisk stroll — much to the consternation of the Secret Service agents who had to keep up with him.
Today, in his hometown of Independence, Missouri, you’ll find his favorite route turned into an official “walking trail“. It’s a 2.7 mile walk along the sidewalks in town. Along the way, you’ll see the familiar figure of history’s most famous walker on these bright blue-and-white signs.
DAILY PROMPT: WALK
- Harry S. Truman (snippett.wordpress.com)
- Day Trippin’ Around KC (visitkc.com)
When I saw today’s DAILY PROMPT, I knew exactly what picture I should use. When playing around one day, I made this silly picture of alien ships landing.
Yeah, it’s FAKE.
Don’t worry. It’s not real.
This was actually a photograph I took of the Mississippi River in Illinois.
I caught this at Shawnee Mission Park in Kansas:
Come on, hurry up. I’m going to get there first!
For DAILY PROMPT: FIRST
As usual, I had a difficult time making up my mind which photograph I wanted to share for today’s DAILY PROMPT. Although I did have a shot I’d taken of the full moon, I set it aside and chose instead to share a photo I call “Nightfall”. It’s that “magic moment” when darkness hovers over the earth and there’s just a little light left before night swallows up the sun.
When the DAILY PROMPT flashed up in my inbox a moment ago, I eagerly opened it, then stared blankly at the words. Time? We’re supposed to show TIME? I looked at the clock, thought of photographing it, but then the words of a song came into my head:
“Time keeps on slipping, slipping…into the future. “
Fly Like an Eagle – Steve Miller Band
With those words, and thoughts of how quickly time passes, I turned at once to the family collage I made.
I’m the little one in the picture on the right…the cute one. 🙂
Haphazard. I know what it means, but I looked it up all the same because I wanted to begin from a point of authority.
Haphazard: Lacking any obvious principle of organization.
Sounds a lot like my life…especially my writing room. Oh, well. As they say, creativity is making a mess, then cleaning it up. I just haven’t gotten around to the cleaning up part yet.
Hapazard has lots of interesting synonyms:
I’m especially fond of that last one. Fortuitous. Meaning that something good can come from random, unexpected, accidental happenings in our lives.
That’s how I approach my artwork. I take photographs. I play around. I twist things and turn them with no real thought to design.
Even when I draw or paint, I don’t sit down and consciously decide to make a particular thing. I just scribble, wash colors over the paper, and play around until something emerges. Something I like. Something that makes me smile and say, “Yes, that’s it.”
That’s how I felt in creating this artwork, titled “Webs”. I hope you enjoy it.
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