Saturday, 2 November 2013

Picture This #224 ~ Quirky

Many thanks to Danette for hosting this week's challenge. She's come up with a great theme, I'm looking forward to seeing the odd, strange or unusual things folks have photos of!!

Here are mine:

1) Funky Cat. You'd think this guy would live in or near a kid's playground? No, I found him at the Lowell Astronomical Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ!!
Funky Cat

2) Back To Bass-ics. I saw this quirky wooden sculpture at the National Botanical Gardens, Wales.
Back To Bass-ics

3) Cool Dude. This guy can be found outside Crusoe's shop in Saundersfoot, Wales. Each Spring and Summer he wears a different hat and clothes.
Cool Dude


16 comments:

  1. LOL cool "Quirky" shots Mitch love em all nice work;)

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  2. That cat is quirky and way cool. The wooden man with the bass... had few man hours involved (unless he was a chainsaw sculpture) either way he is fantastic! The last shot is a cute little guy in an odd and quirky way. All three are great shots for the theme!

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    1. Thanks Danette :-)) The wooden sculpture is all hand-crafted.

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  3. Hi Mitch, first thank you for choosing my photo for the banner. I am very honored.

    I understand astronomers are known for quirky sense of humor, so I find your blue cat right at place at the Lowell Observatory. The ring around his eye is a nice touch. Then the wooden bass-ist: very unique. Was he sculpted from the tree upon whose base he sits? And the cool dude is cool! Quirky, but very cool. I wonder about the yellow flower pinned to him. Three great shots.

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    1. Thanks Benni :-)) I don't think the wooden sculpture was carved from a single tree-trunk. There appears to be at least two different types of wood in the sculpture. The yellow flower pinned to the t-shirt of the 'cool dude' is a daffodil. That shot was taken just after St David's Day. St David is the patron saint of Wales, and the daffodil is the traditional symbol for it.

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  4. hi mitch strange things so quirky indeed.

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  5. Never realised that Wales could be such a quirky place. Love the bloke with the hat and the base player. An interesting cat sculpture

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    1. Thanks Pat :-)). Yes, lots of quirky things here in Wales!!

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  6. Wow...no doubt, three quirky shots!!! The bottom one is my favourite...very cool guy!

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  7. Wow, Mitch! Theses are indeed quirky shots. I think Danette selected a great theme. My favorite is the wooden man.

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