Lens-Artists Challenge #196 – Humor
“A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.”William Arthur Ward
This week our Guest Host, John Holmes aka JohnRH of John’s Space has offered us an opportunity to leave our worries behind and share images designed to make us smile. I’m the first to admit I don’t often make funny images but far be it from me to miss such an opportunity! My opening set includes a tree made entirely of shoes, and a phone booth (remember those?!) within a giant corn cob. Really?!?!? As an aside, those who know me may remember that my image of the shoe tree was published in the venerable New York Times in a special segment on “Why People Travel”, quite an exciting moment for yours truly.
“Humor is just another defense against the universe.”Mel Brooks
Mother Nature also seems to have a sense of humor. The little frog on the left seemed less than happy to have his picture taken and it appears, at least to me, that he’s using his middle finger in a rather rude indication of it. The little goat on the right obviously wished there were some mountains for him to climb but had to settle for a small barrel instead. He seems to have accomplished his “king of the hill” goal.
“Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.”Langston Hughes
People can be funny too – often times by accident 😊. In the image on the left, my husband and I were protecting ourselves from an onslaught of biting black flies in the Australian outback. On the right, clearly the baby in the background was beyond shocked when the cheerleader in front of him established her position. I’ve often wished I’d known her name as I’d love to have shared this one!
“If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.”Jennifer Jones
Finally, a number of signs I’ve captured along my travels which have given me a smile, and hopefully will do the same for you. By way of explanation, the little dog is reminding other dogs to keep the lawn clean, and the red, white and blue sign was a bumper sticker I saw before our last presidential election. Hopefully the owner still has it for next time.
Thanks to Anne and to all of those who responded to last week’s Colorful Expressions challenge. What an amazing variety of hues you shared – and all so beautiful. Thanks also to John for giving us a chance this week to be light-hearted despite the sadness of our daily news. We look forward to seeing your responses. Please remember to link them to his original post here, and to use the Lens-Artists tag to help us find you. Until then, as always please stay safe and be kind.
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