Thursday, July 24, 2008

Just Imagine It

A couple of days ago, I was in our kitchen making myself a little lunch when something on our deck caught my eye. I really couldn't believe what I was seeing but it made me laugh right out loud. Of course, my camera wasn't anywhere nearby and I was sure by the time I fetched it, this crazy scene would be gone.

To my delight, things continued so I chanced a run for the ol' "brownie" (remember those funny little cameras?) and positioned myself for some shots, blurry shots more than likely. Delighted again, my subject practically posed for me! It was so great! Usually these goof-ball squirrels run for the hills when they see me! But, beep...beep...beep, there I am taking the best photos of that rascal, through a double-paned glass window, no less!

Long-story-short, no photos to share with you. Believe me, I'm even sadder than you are...oops, sorry for the assumption. But let me tell you what I saw:

Imagine a rusty iron bird sitting on the corner post of a deck. Yes, exactly, just like the blurry one in that photo up there! Now imagine a fat, furry squirrel sitting on the bird's back, munching away on his little squirrel lunch. One can barely see the bird for all of the scrunched up squirrel sitting on it's back. He's looking my way and posing and my mind is already thinking up the fun things I could do with such a photo...squirrel wearing cowboy hat, squirrel riding carousel, etc.

So I ran (ok, walked fast) to the computer and popped in the media card and nothing. Take it out, pop it in again (times 5, 10?)...restart computer...turn off computer and turn back on. Nothing, nothing, nothing! Arggghhh!!! I put the media card back into the camera and CARD ERROR. Noooooo! I got out 'the book', the instructions and blah, blah, blah but no fixes for my CARD ERROR.

I'm a great believer in technical equipment having the ability to heal itself if given enough 'alone time', say, oh, a couple of days worth. Can't prove it, can't even think of an example, but I hold on to that belief and always try it in these situations. No luck again this time.

Part of my disappointment was not being able to share the actual sight of it all with others. I know it wasn't exactly earth-shattering, never-before-seen stuff but it was silly and sometimes we all need a little silly. Fortunately, I remembered that you all are creative, imaginative people and I could describe it, you could imagine it and still experience some silly! Go ahead if you like, give it a try!

Great work, everyone!!!



cindy said...

LOL! I can, I can imagine it! : D

We have some crazy squirrels out back, they are really silly. One was on tippy-toe the other day, checking out the bird bath. I bet he was thinking that was the hot tub, since it was about 101 outside. LOL.

oh well, maybe it will work next time!


Shawn said...

Oh how funny I can totally picture it! That always happens to me too!

3rdEyeMuse said...

lol - that was such a pleasure to read ... and I like the photo just as it is (though I will admit that I see the squirrel is now wearing a little red clown nose). :)

Paul Sears Photography said...

great story - and I can totally relate. I can't tell you how many times I wish I had my camera, when my eye caught something, but the situation would have been totally inappropriate to actually have a camera (driving, at work, in a meeting, etc). If only I could get my eye to just take stills and download to the computer!