Of course, with 17 posts, the challenge and heartbreak of skipping 11 is awful.
BUTLER: "Are you ever going to be able to just post 6 spotlights without whining?"
"Probably not," I admit. I hate having to chose one over another.
BAGMAN: "Just draw them out of a hat!"
"They are digital, you doofus! I don't have a hat big enough to put my computer in."
BUTLER: "Excuses! Excuses!"
Okay. Okay. I think for this week, I'll feature some of the people we haven't seen for awhile or that the spotlight has missed. It is also interesting that while we had a large number of fairly traditional steeples, spires, and weathervanes -- so many people also used the creative license granted to everyone by FMTSO to post other kinds of "tops".
Tina topped her sign with pelicans
Coloring Outside the Lines also used birds
to augment her weather vane.
(Although it looks like a whole weather station)
Newcomer Patsy (new to me at least)
added a nice tilt to a traditional spire.
And Maple Lanes second post of 2012
is either the smallest church around
or the most spiritual bus stop.
Elaine Dale used the sun itself as a topper!
And Kim gave us a great smile with her
smiley face water tower!
BUTLER: "Hey! What's the big idea!!! That's not Kim's Watertower!! That's from Rebecca's piece on Henry Chapman Mercer!!
"Oh yes," I begin to mumble incomprehensibly. "Kim and Rebecca are both understandably careful with their photographs and have disabled the function which lets me just copy shots from their blogs. I certainly understand the desire for many of us to protect intellectual property. So when I wanted to use their shots, I either emailed them or posted a comment asking them to email me the file. So while I was going to put Kim's watertower here, I only had the shot Rebecca had sent me.
And since I'm breaking so many rules in my own confused way, I might as well add a seventh picture simply because I like it so much.
Dawn Treader's church by the river
BUTLER: "Be careful, Mark. You are setting a precedent of using seven pictures instead of six. If I know you, you'll start taking the easy way out more and more.
BAGMAN: "What's wrong with taking the easy way out? I do it all the time!