"I'll try to be more careful in the future, " I say.
But in the meantime, let's turn on the spotlight. First of all, thanks go to Suzy, whose better-late-than-never post pushed us to 17 posts - tying our previous record for participation.
And then Butler throws the switch and with a loud electric thunk, the light goes on:
Loredana's town clock
Unless I am mistaken, this is Loredana's first post!
By the way, did anybody notice that Loredana's clock in Pleasantville, New York looks exactly like Libby's clock in Loveland, Ohio?
This week, I was really surprised at the variety of creative approaches the Shootout team came up with for what seemed to me to be a very difficult theme. Of course, we did have our fair share of clocks, including...
Jama's Dali clock
But we also had a great diversity of other approaches...
Libby's fossils illustrated how the Earth, itself, tells time
Pauline showed us how she controls her time
(or tries to..Pauline also found an entire clock museum.)
BAGMAN: "I want to know more about the dueling women on the sixth floor that was scheduled for the 26th!"
(I don't know how she got this photographic affect
but it really evokes a sense of time as much
as the haycutter, itself!)
Dawn's walking circle
(A meditation on time -- of course the kids
run headlong into time while the adults try to be
more appreciative of the moment.)
I also loved the way Queenmother and MizzKay used before and after shots to illustrate time and would have spotted them except that the theme was carried through multiple pictures and their wouldn't have been room for others -- trying to hold to my six picture rule.
BAGMAN: "You are a slave to your own rules, Dude. Rules are meant to be broken!"
BUTLER: "No, they're not! Rules provide order!"
BAGMAN: "You're boring twit! You probably do proper place settings for lunch!"
BUTLER: "And you probably eat with your fingers!"
And I also feel the need to mention Ginger's sunlight measuring time on a cloud and Scriptor's old clock that still makes me feel dizzy trying to figure out the time on it.
BAGMAN: "If you're going to waste time blabbering about something, why not just post the pictures!
BUTLER: "Because there are rules!
BAGMAN: "Blah blah blah."
Anyhow, the theme next week is "Public Transportation" and I can't wait to see what this creative band of visionaries handles it.