Day One Hundred Twenty-three

Shape Week:  Three Dimensional Fail

On Monday, I started shape-searching.  Notice I didn’t say “shape-shifting”, some sci-fi blast through space and time.  Don’t get me wrong, that would have been fun too, but I was just trying to be more observant of the shapes around me as I walked this week.

I found many squares to photograph along my walk that day.  Tuesday, I photographed more circles than I could use.  Wednesday, I had a little trouble finding triangles, but I managed.  Thursday, my favorite shape-searching day, I had fun finding pentagons, hexagons, and octagons.

And then rainy Friday came.  Not only did I have trouble picking a shape or family of shapes, but it had gotten cold and drizzly in the past day after four beautiful, sunny days.

I headed out and chose to look for three-dimensional shapes like spheres, cones, cylinders, and prisms as I walked through my neighborhood.  I couldn’t find anything.  Peering out through mist-covered glasses, I zig-zagged through town looking for new shapes.  Finally, I copped out and headed to our local park where I knew I’d find at least a nice sphere.


I’ve photographed this sculpture before, both for WordPress’ “Phoneograpy Challenge-My Neighborhood” in March and after we had flood producing rains on Day One Hundred Eight, but I was getting desperate (and wet).  When I got there even the birds had given me trouble by pooping over much of the sculpture.  I took a quick shot anyhow and headed home.

Despite Friday’s Three-Dimensional fail, I’m calling Shape Week a success, because I had fun doing it!

Good day, good week, good walking!