Intentionally darkened this and no Barnabas Collins or Johnny Depp. Look closely, what do you see?
I tend to cringe when a hardwood floor is covered over with carpet, tile, or paint – of course it’s a matter of taste/choice most of the time, other times slapping some paint around may be seen as an economical solution.
The floor in the photo needs repair, boards to be replaced and then sanded down and sealed allowing the beauty and grain to be seen – time to get down and dirty, straddle a joist or two where necessary and enjoy every minute of it.
Thought I would go for a different look with these.
Otters like anything else in the wild have learned to be wary of man, yet being as gregarious as they are if a person shows some respect and patience curiosity gets the best of them if you’re not perceived as a threat and they will begin narrowing the gap.
If you find humor in a bunch of clowns piling out of car you’ll find the antics of a “romp” of otters hilarious – they are perhaps the most fun loving and game playing of all the animals.
Being members of the weasel family which includes badgers and wolverines a person couldn’t be blamed for thinking they share the attitude but that’s far from the case and I’ve yet to see so much as single otter display the same temperament or aggression.
The drawing is by a sister featuring a “pup” by way of sending a birthday wish – I’ve added a copyright to it as a means of protection for her artistic efforts.
Maybe it’s because of the kind of work I do but I tend to always notice lines and design, whether something is level, symmetrical, or needs repair.
Being into photography probably accentuates my awareness of such things but I believe where and how I grew up plays a role as well.
I think people generally consider flowers, trees, and the flora of nature as being symmetrical and weeds as asymmetrical but if you look closely they too have an unmistakable symmetry in design that is seldom noticed before the hoe comes down.