This is a photo of our lawn sprinklers running in the afternoon sun. From inside the house, it looked like it was raining diamonds, so I grabbed my new fancy schmancy camera and ran outside and snapped a few pictures. The tricky part was running in for a shot and then running away from the sprinklers as they headed for me and my camera. And not tripping.
Aside: What kind of nut job runs into sprinklers with a new camera?
Unfortunatley, what I captured here looks less like raining diamonds and more like raining hair. Not nearly as romantic of a notion as raining diamonds. No one is going to write a poem about the day it rained hair.
The randomly chosen winner is Karen at Simply Amusing. The prize? A big ole bar of Ghiradelli chocolate (because what kind of prize would it be without chocolate?) and the book “Flipping Brilliant: A Penguins’s Guide to a Happy Life” by John Chester and Patrick Regan. On the back of the book, it reads,”Life is an adventure. Live Accordingly.” I love that.
Beautifully photographed and chock full of sweet and tender wisdom, I especially loved this entry on the value of learning to be still.
“…Surely no animal can match their ability to achieve perfect stillness in the face of conditions that are the antithesis of calm. When it comes to nesting and brooding, this ability to be still means nothing less than survival of the species.”
Being still. Something I need to learn. Along with not running into sprinklers with a camera. Maybe I should get a penguin.
Thanks y’all for playing along and spicing up a Monday.
Edited to add: I have no connection to the writers or publishers of Flipping Brilliant. I saw it yesterday at Border’s and it caught my eye. That’s all. But now I like it so much that I’ve got to go buy myself one before I send Karen’s off to her. Will need to get another chocolate bar as well.