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Photography Challenge Day 197: The plant optical illusion (short post)

So the winner of today’s photography challenge is the Rose-of-Sharon in the backyard. I was spending time doing photography this afternoon and I liked the way that the flowers of the one Rose-of-Sharon looked.

It looks like Johnny/Number-5 to me…..

It wasn’t until I was reviewing the picture, that I realized it reminded me of Johnny/Number-5 from Short Circuit. If you’ve never seen the movie–you’re forgiven (I’ve aged myself with the reference).

The plot of the movie is a robot discovers self-awareness and consciousness after being struck by lightning. With a little help, it tries to evade being recaptured and reprogrammed while at the same time trying to prove “it’s alive” to its creator.

While the movie is over thirty years old, it is a wonderful movie–and if you haven’t seen it, I strongly recommend it.

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Photography Challenge Day 120: An optical illusion (short post)

So the winner of today’s photograph challenge are the two sparrows feeding on the large suet.

Sparrows on the suet

What I love about this picture was the unintentional optical illusion that I captured.

You can tell the sparrow on the left is on the outside of the suet holder–but the one on the right looks like it’s in the suet holder.

The birds (and probably squirrels) managed to get one side of the suet eaten enough that when birds landed on the back end–they looked like they were actually in the suet feeder.

Now I’m just waiting to see if the squirrels figure out how to untie the twisters that are holding the suet feeder closed and run off with the suet.

How many other people have to try and squirrel proof their bird feeders?

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