Life is full of surprises. Some surprises we even get to photograph. Are you ready for some fun, bizarre and hairy surprises?
When I was out walking in my local neighbourhood the other day, I came across this happy piece of window art. Such a great way to spread cheer in this time of Covid-19 social distancing restrictions. I could not help but smile. Is this a Covid thing? I would love to know if you’ve done something similar to spread some social isolation cheer.
Once I was surprised by a big huntsman spider dropping on the steering wheel as I was driving. I couldn’t pull over fast enough. Thankfully, we spotted this lovely huntsman before it decided to drop in unexpectedly. It’s a good size. This one has found a good spot to spend the winter – the jam of the driver’s door of our car. I don’t even check if it is still there when I get in the car. We just go about our respective business.
Are you ready for the bizarre and creepy? A bra half hidden in some straggly overgrowth not far from an old, seldom used walking track. Perhaps I should have reported its whereabouts to crime stoppers? I told myself not to catastrophise and did nothing. What would you have done? There you go, writers, a plot line.
I think I need to finish on a lighter note. I’ve had to lighten up these slightly fuzzy photos because it was dusk when I took them. This juvenile cockatoo is hilarious. I found it practising its screeching. Then it fell off its branch. It was not deterred and hung on.
“Did you see that?” it seemed to ask me.
So what do you do when you fall off your branch? You get back on again.
“Hold on a moment. I’ve got this.”
“I think I can. I think I can.”
“Surprise! Did you see that? Did you? Gosh, that was fun!”
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Weekly Challenge – Surprise. Do check out this weekly challenge. Like the cockatoo, it is a lot of fun.