Thankful Day 15/Chris K These Pictures Are For You!
I am extremely thankful for such gorgeous weather this weekend! I got two great bike rides in that I didn't expect to get again. No gloves, warm weather, no snow to speak of! I thought I would be at the gym on the elliptical so this was great!
One added element to my weekend rides was a different take on pictures. Awhile back Chris K. from BQ or Die challenged me to take some ugly pictures for a change. My first thought was that will be easy. Well..........it wasn't. There are many sights around here I would not call beautiful but neither would I call them ugly. Most things ugly are man made and I am not sure that is what Chris K had in mind. And of course beauty (or the opposite of it) is in the eye of the beholder. So I set off with my camera thinking this would be a cinch. There are certainly some ugly houses/yards around here. But .........do I really want to stand there and take a picture? Every ugly place seemed to have a person in the yard. I could imagine the conversation:
What are you doing?
Oh I am taking a picture of your place/yard for my blog?
Really? He/she asks puffing up with pride
Yes, I am trying to find some ugly Vermont pictures to counter all the beautiful ones I usually post.
Well this would not go over so well as you can imagine. Plus it is opening season for deer hunting and there are a lot more loaded guns around than usual. So taking a picture while someone is in their yard.....not happening.
Here is my attempt at finding some ugly sights on my ride.
too close for comfort to my house
Picture doesn't do it justice - lots and lots and lots of
junk in this yard
The next 3 pictures go together
A lovely pump house
Graffiti and a falling down barn - in my town! (horror and surprise
at the graffiti - there are many falling down barns!)
Dirty snow - always ugly!
That's it Chris K. I may have to keep this in my mind and try to find more pictures over the winter.