Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thematic Photographic 214 - Grounded



Lost little treasures from yesterday grounded for a life of weathering and want not, as they linger about these tucked away acres, remembering their better days.

Carmi mentioned that while our theme this week is grounded, it probably should contain some ground in our photo.

There actually is ground here, but the entire point to what's grounded in my photo below
is all about what's rising over the ground.

Flood waters.... taken by cell phone,

2010 and about 5:35 in the evening, and we're grounded from access to the lower level where these stairs lead. 

What lurks below the waters?

"Phin, history is filled with false realities.  If we stopped at what we know to be true, we'll never discover that it's actually false.  The Earth would still be flat." - Ethan Cottington. - Memoirs of a Mermaid Book 1

"I must be a mermaid....I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living." -
Anais Nin

Please, these mushrooms aren't for picking!

All the wheels of this wagon are slowly slipping deeper and deeper into the ground.

Belle Plaine Huey
or UH-1H Iroquois
in Belle Plaine, Mn.

No more fly overs, or circling in the air for this Huey as it's grounded on cement.

As a child I feared cemeteries- grown-up I find them fascinating.

If I could give you one key and one key only to more abundant life,
I would give you a sense of your own worth,
an unshakable sense of your own dignity
as one grounded in the source of the cosmic dance
as one who plays a unique part in the unfolding
of the story of the world. - Greta Crosby

Learn this before it's too late.

It's really not so bad to stay grounded here as tree people.  It's the way we were raised.

Oops! Be careful I think the Huey escaped! :)

If you haven't been grounded by a load of things to do and wish to view more


黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I am thinking the sank staircase is hilarious ! very nice series !

Karen S. said...

Wong Ching Wah- Thanks, I liked it too, except that we couldn't use it!

Alexia said...

Very cool series. I like the tree people - the mushrooms are cute too. Did you go out looking for these just for this week's theme? You are certainly good at finding suitable shots!

Leovi said...

Really lovely this beautiful mermaid. Nice pictures.

Bob Scotney said...

The wagon wheel says it for all abandoned things. Great collection but after 48 hours rain, a months rain in 24 flood pictures are not my favourites at the moment.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Very well done!

R. Mac Wheeler said...


I think the wagon wheel was my favorite

- Mac

Magaly Guerrero said...

A grounded mermaid, now that's what I'm talking about!

theMuddledMarketPlace said...


mind you, that grounded helicopter is .....really Not jars somehow...

( which means one fab shot)

Little Nell said...

Lots of lovely choices here but I do like the tree people I must confess. It's funny about the Huey escaping as we often get them over here in Lanzarote. Air- Sea Rescue use them and the other day the Spanish army were visiting.

sage said...

Great quotes and interesting photos-- like the Nin quote!

Galen Pearl said...

Interesting that grounded can be a good thing, as in being grounded in faith or courage, or a not so good thing, as in a plane being grounded. Grounded can also happen under water or up high like the helicopter. A simple word with many meanings. Great photos as always.

lailani said...

Heeee hee!! Those shots were fun, as well as the story line! I needed a make me smile moment - glad I visited here for it!

Karen S. said...

Alexia- thanks, and actually these are all just shots I took just to take, some old, and the mermaid was on Sunday from the Renn-Fest! I tried a few pictures that didn't turn fallen apples...I need to go back there....nothing says grounded then fallen apples by the way side...mixed with autumn leaves and bees hovering over top!

Max Sartin said...

Great pictures! I really like the wooden couple in the back yard - ultra cool. And I don't think that wagon wheel is going anywhere soon.

Gilly said...

Great shots! I love the wagon wheel - well and truly grounded. And the little figures - great!

laura.forestdreams:) said...

hahaaa...great grounding shots! what an assortment. the flooded one reminds me of here...last month when so many streets were under water,

i wouldn't mind having some of THOSE mushrooms pop up in the yard!!

(be patient with me...ha... have much catching up to do...)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What lurks below the waters?


P.S. The helicopter makes me think of dragonflies.