Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Thematic Photographic # 187 - Watery

Can you guess what our theme is this week?



Watery - relating to, containing or just soaked with water.

Or, watery could  mean,
"My eyes are watery after we say good-bye."

From the watery substance that spreads before us.....
do you see everything?


Is it just another illusion?   Can you make out the sky from the water and the sculpture between them both?  Could this just be another illusion?

If you were lucky enough to meet a swan, would you know what to say?
Or, would you let your meeting slip silently away?

Slipping off the shores of a watery parking lot, are you ready to venture out into these unknown waters before you?

Have you ever been sorry for parking in a NO PARKING

What is this thing called Watery today?

Why it's Carmi, from "Written Inc" blog who has called this week's theme





Little Nell said...

Only tears of joy - :) Great selection of shots Karen, but my favourite is that swan; it always conveys a sense of peace to me and brings back happy childhood memories when I see pictures of a swan giding by. and this is a lovely example.

Filip Demuinck said...

Good interpretation of the theme, love the parking shot.


Gail said...

Great watery's! My favorites are the final two. Great job with all.

Max Sartin said...

I'm still trying to figure out that sculpture, but it is captivating. As is the writing you add in along with the pictures, I've never thought of talking to a swan, maybe next time I'm shooting pictures in the park? Love the no parking sign too - funny.

Lisa Shafer said...

That's a really great shade of blue behind that swan. Very nice.

lailani said...

Great shots - I am starting to feel a little soggy! :)

Alexia said...

You are so clever, Karen! The No Parking pic is great, and the swan shot (not swan song) - did you photoshop the water?

Bob Scotney said...

Oh boy! That swan! The colours are magnificent. In my experience talking to swans just gets them to hiss at you.

Gilly said...

Great shots, Karen - love the angles and tangles of the middle shots! And that swan is just beautiful!

CameraCruise said...

Great shots!
Love the swan and No Parking shots.
Have a beautiful day.

Alan Burnett said...

People in certain parts of the UK are getting quite concerned about the lack of watery downpours over recent months and fear a water shortage. We have plenty of water in my part of the country - as you appear to have in yours.

Gilly said...

PS Thank you for your very kind comments on my photo blog!

~And that swan really is gorgeous!

tony said...

A Novel Car Wash!

Galen Pearl said...

Great photos, as always! I know what to say to a swan. I was at a tulip garden in Amsterdam when my son was a toddler. His shoe fell into a pond and was floating like a little boat. A swan and I were trying to reach for it at the same time. It was the only pair of shoes I had for James on this trip, so I was determined to retrieve it. So what do you say to a swan? Back off!

Karen S. said...

Alexia, no photo shop at all...just a lucky shot!

darlin said...

Excellent shots to go with the theme, I love how creative you get with the theme posts. If time permits I'll have to play along with Carmi's theme one of these weeks. Have a wonderful day!

Karen S. said...

Darlin, I've missed seeing you at Carmi's TP. With all that water I just know you have around there...and probably some really out of this world shots new to most of us....bring them when you can!!!

Karen S. said...

Galen, well in the case of the runaway shoe, you must go for it! It would have been quite fun to see a woman against a swan in catching a shoe! ha ha

Karen S. said...

Tony, not a car wash! It's actually called a "Standing Glass Fish" by Frank Gehry 1986, at the Walker Art Sculpture Garden and Cowles Conservatory, where there is always something fascinating to see!