A few days ago, I shared the 11th through 20th most interesting photos of all time from my Flickr site. As promised, in this post, I will reveal interesting photos 1 – 10. Ta Da. Of course, the real reason I split these pictures into two groups was to provide myself some cover. I have been stuck between several different ideas about what to write next. I didn’t want to have to sort things out during the beginning of the week because I had a lot of work (day job) to do. These are the thoughts that bubble up in my brain when an idea fails to take root.
Of course, now that I think I have ideas sorted out somewhat, I still need to put photos 10, 9, 8…1 out here and I feel like I should say something. See, that’s the problem with two-part blog posts. All the good stuff gets written in part-1. Now I’m stuck. I’m not stuck for an idea, suddenly I feel like I have several, but I really didn’t think through this part-1 part-2 thing. I won’t post the blog-in-my-brain chart again, even though several people liked it, but there’s an area of the chart that applies to the state that I’m in with respect to this post – what was I thinking?
Even though the pictures are captioned and described, I want to describe a few of them. I’m going to abandon the Miss America approach and start with interesting photo number one – Sky on Fire. I took this picture from our back yard while out with Maddie, our 1 ½ year old Irish Setter. She thinks that one of her photos should have made it into the top-10, as do MiMi and MuMu. I’ve added MiMi here and I’ve promised the girls that I will feature them in their own post (collectively) at some point in the near future.
Anyway, I was really amazed with the sky that night as the sun was setting. All week long, the sky had been brilliantly colored but on the other nights the red was a band along the horizon, not half the entire sky. I like it when beautiful things expand. That’s why I like the close-up photo of the Rose of Sharon blossom. I took that one morning, also while out with Maddie.
There are also two photos that I took while visiting a very good friend of mine in Ipswich, England. The Cargo ship is at the Port of Felixstowe. My friend gave me a whirlwind tour of the area but my favorite photo is the one showing the cranes reflecting in the harbor in Ipswich. This was taken from my friend’s apartment. If you like it, you can see more photos of maritime activity at the Ipswich Waterfront Blog.
The picture at the upper right is too recent to threaten any of the top-for-all-time photos but I find it interesting. The field is no place special; it’s just an empty lot across from my wife’s church. OK, enough explanation, let’s get to the winners.
The most recent photos on my Flickr site are always available over in the right sidebar. I probably shouldn’t have said “always” because I tend to change this blog’s theme and layout every now and then. Flickr, is like WordPress in a lot of ways. I load it up with the pictures I like the best, but the people who visit decide what is interesting.