Thursday, August 11, 2011
The other day we were driving through Del Webb, the 55 and over retirement community, (or "almost dead" as my friends like to call it!), when I spied this cute water can display on a corner lot. I didn't have my camera with me at the time but promised myself that next time we went that way I would be sure to bring my camera. A few days later we were going to pass by that way again. I was happy. Of course, I tried to remember the name of the street it was on, and could only come up with "M".
Now let me tell you about my husband, Jim. Most of the time he's a trooper when I say that I want to take pictures of something. He'll pull over when he can and wait patiently while I putter around with my camera.
But other times he's just a big baby. I'll ask him to stop in the middle of the street so I can shoot right out my window. I don't care if it's a main street; if there are no cars coming, what's the big deal?
Apparently, if a car comes within 30-40 feet of our truck, Jim panics.
"There's a car coming. A car's COMING. A CAR'S COMING!"
He thinks if he raises his voice, AND repeats the sentence, that I, too, will panic.
I'll look in the mirror and see the car is just approaching us and is still about 30 feet back.
For this I ruined my photo op?
Are you kidding me?
Do you seriously think someone is going to argue with Big Blue?
Anyway, you get my point.
Then Jim thinks that I'm always crossing the line. Figuratively and literally. Like the above photo, for instance. Jim dropped me off in front of the house and went to turn the truck around. This display was on a corner lot for all the world to see.....meaning little ole me.
Granted, I DID walk on their grass.
I got closer to the watering cans and took pictures from different angles.
You may notice that yellow bucket in the photo. Maybe the people were out there earlier picking weeds and putting them in the bucket. Maybe they forgot to bring the bucket inside. OR, maybe they just went inside to go to the bathroom or get something to drink.
That's all I know is that I really didn't want that yellow bucket in my photo.
But even I knew that moving that bucket out of the shot was pushing it.
So there it is. Four watering cans in a row with a yellow bucket to boot. Just pretend the bucket isn't there.
I had to trespass to get this shot. I'm lucky I didn't get arrested.
'Cause you KNOW my husband would NOT have bailed me out.
That would have been HIS idea of "I TOLD YOU SO!"
So, did you risk yourself taking any "Things in a row" shots this week? What have you got?