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December 10, 2013

Pokies

Filed under: Photo of the day, Photography, Photos — paul davis @ 6:52 am

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We were driving home in the snowstorm when I saw these pokies out my window. “Stop! I need to get out!”

“OK,” my son said. Then I noticed our house across the street. “Oh,” I said. “I guess you can just park and I’ll walk the twenty feet back.”

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9 Comments »

  1. LOL

    Comment by hitandrun1964 — December 10, 2013 @ 6:58 am

  2. I love both the photo and the story. 🙂

    Comment by Elina — December 10, 2013 @ 8:03 am

  3. 🙂

    Comment by Sharon K. — December 10, 2013 @ 9:15 am

  4. 🙂 🙂

    Comment by bluebrightly — December 10, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

  5. I love this post…your shot is of course beautiful….and the story could be me. I drive my family nuts, whipping out my camera and demanding everything halts ‘just for a moment’.

    Comment by greenmackenzie — December 10, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

    • I once got a van full of fellow travelers to stop along a road north of Nairobi—some very African trees had caught my eye. Having captured the trees, I saw another set of priceless shapes and plunged further down the hillside. I didn’t forget that people were waiting on me, but caring about it was another thing. One of my friends eventually came and took me by the arm. The driver had said that he felt they’d be robbed if they sat there much longer. I was picking Kenyan thistles from my socks for hours.

      Comment by paul davis — December 10, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

      • That’s such a funny story, you had me laughing out loud, and again can imagine it exactly…..and again it could have been me.
        Something funny definitely happens to time when I’m looking through the lens….5 mins in the world of the lens seems to equate to half an hour in the ‘real world’ !!

        Comment by greenmackenzie — December 11, 2013 @ 2:40 am

        • The fellow travelers were all friends of mine—I don’t know if that makes my insensitivity seem better or worse. When the friend who had been sent to fetch me and I got back to the van (with my arm still pretty firmly in grasp), I saw that several of them were both annoyed and frightened, and even then (and even now) my thought was, “Psssh, it would have been worth getting robbed.”

          Comment by paul davis — December 11, 2013 @ 7:27 am

  6. Wonderful image and the now two, stories.

    Comment by leecleland — December 11, 2013 @ 3:36 am


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