And now, another episode of ridiculous conversations heard only here:
Me: “Do you know if we have any potting soil, Annabelle?”
Anna: “I didn’t know we needed to re-pot anything…”
Me: “We don’t. I just want to pour some dirt on the floor…”
Anna (without pause): “Oh, okay. There might be some in the broom closet.”
About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified
I love this one. LOVE it. In a way it is fitting this was the last photo taken in the empty store. It also sort of reminds me of us.
Thank you very much, Annabelle.
Originally I wanted to show more of the store in the background to make things feel even more ’empty’, but this one seemed to work better for some reason. I wish I was faster… I might have been able to work on a few variations of this theme as well.
That is very kind of you to say, Annabelle…
I agree with Annabelle. It is perfect.
Thank you very much, Dishy!
You are always so kind!
no re-potting, just pour some dirt on the floor…
I will ask my wife, if we should follow that rule …
seems like it’s at lest worth checking into!
Beautiful tribute to emptiness. Remind me not to have you stay at my house though.
Thank you so much, Bearman – I really appreciate that.
Hahaha… but the rest of our dirt is already packed-up and ready to go…
I love this. All I can think, when I look at it, is that you guys are going to be okay.
Thank you very much for your kind words, Laura!
you guys are so cute and funny
well, ‘funny’, anyway!
Now that’s cool.
Thank you so very much!
I really love this shot – haunting and beautiful.
I appreciate that very much, J.P. – and thank you for stopping by as well!
I love this! Truly. What a neat idea.
I appreciate that!
I think it ‘came to me’ while I was sweeping up another random mess somewhere…
WOW! What a brilliant composition. I love it! And kudos to Annabelle for not even flinching!
Thank you very much, J.G.
I think Annabelle is almost used to my antics at this point. Either that or she’s a very, very good at remaining calm. Or both.
Thank you very much, Eden!
This is so beautiful.
I really appreciate that, L.I.R.I…
thank you! 🙂
I love your random conversations as much as I love your great photos!
Hahaha… I put the ‘r’ in random, you know!
My wife knows not to ask me about my robot building or my time machine. If I ask if we have a flux capacitor, she never asks me why I need it.
Thank you, sir!
Hahaha… sounds like both our wives have mastered the ‘smile and nod’ technique!
It looks so peaceful. It’s lovely. And so is the way that you and Annabelle relate.
I appreciate that very much, S.E.!
It’s almost scary how well we communicate…
some times I think she can almost read my mind!
Dude… I CAN read your mind…
So not fair!
Very nice photograph. It is as if the flower really sprouted from the floor!
Thank you very much, sir!
It was very hot up in that attic, but I still had a lot of fun putting this together! 🙂
My wife would have said, “Whaaaaaat?”
never a dull moment around here, Mel. As you’ve probably guessed by my wife’s reaction. 🙂
No offense S-i-G but I’ll bet you could be hell to live with.. seems like your brain is always thinkin of your next creative endeavor. How does Annabelle keep up? (or does she just sit back, wait and see what youre gonna do next?)
Hahaha… none taken, Lynn! You don’t know how right you are about that! Fortunately most of my schemes are far to elaborate to attempt. And Annabelle is a ‘creative’, too, so I think she usually understands. Or understands the compulsion, anyway. Or is good at pretending she does.
Yeah Lynn, believe it or not I am even more insane and scheming than him! 😛
That’s how she pulls it off.
oops forgot to say that i love the simplicity of this shot!
Thank you so much!
You are always very kind, Lynn! 🙂
Wow, awesome photo. That is just so visually stunning. I never would have thought of something like that, well done.
Thank you, Tony! You are far too kind!
Not sure about that… you are very creative yourself, sir!
Yowzah! 10 likes here!
And 10 thank you’s to you, S.D.D. –
that is awfully kind of you to say!
Well as I see it, you had at least two options here Spilled Ink, dirt or manure!
I think you chose the better option. 🙂
What a positive way to leave.
Hahaha… now that you mention it, the thistle might have appreciated a bit of… um… fertilizer.
Thank you very much, Loon!
It’s nice that you guys understand each other so well! Nice symbolism of new growth and a new start.
Hahaha… MOST times, it is. Can get me into a bit of trouble every now and then, though.
Thank you very much, sir… I really appreciate that!
Great post! Very creative shot. Most people just sweep the dirt under the rug. This is a much better idea. Hide it in plain sight and plant something in it. If anyone asks, you call it an eco- initiative or just point to the camera equipment.
Hahaha… now that’s an idea!
This could really work over time as well… just gradually increase the size of my ‘garden’!
Thank you very much for the kind words!
Great photo! 🙂
[Me: “We don’t. I just want to pour some dirt on the floor…”
Anna (without pause): “Oh, okay. There might be some in the broom closet.”]
Anna: “Oh, and you better clean up the mess when you are done…” 🙂
What?! Me just leave a mess like that behind?! Nah! 😉
that plant is clearly not potty trained! 🙂
somebody put a diaper on that thistle!
WONDERFUL. This is something you’d see on a Tumblr, reblogged a bazillion times. Instead, I’ll just pin it on Pinterest, and maybe my three followers will see it.
The you-and-Annabelle conversations are always my favourite.
Thank you so much, U.M. – you are far too kind!
Eh. Every now and then one kind of works. It’s the whole law of averages thing.
Hahaha… you should hear some of those that have missed the cut! 🙂
Great back story, great vision and great photograph 🙂
Thank you very much, Nigel!
I really appreciate that!
oh, my! I have been such an idiot buying pots all these years…. when I could have done this!! Great idea and very ecological. I think you just started a trend. Go green: don’t be spotless, be potless!
I loved the conversation. I had several of those after we closed our business.
Your talent and creativity amazes me…
Hahaha… yeah, I guess I got tired of making all those pot middle-men rich!
(I love that rhyme of yours by the way… it might be stuck in my head for quite a while, though)!
As your kindness amazes me! Thank you, Juana!
Quite something, this! What else popped into your mind when you thought of it?
I had been cleaning out that attic… so it was almost eerily empty, and then I walked by the thistle outside… and somehow I put those together. Guess I was thinking about what that space might look if it sat vacant for a long period of time.
Thank you very much for stopping by, Val! I really appreciate it!
This is a wonderful shot, SIG. It is simple and very moving. Love it!
That is awfully kind of you to say, sir!
Thank you very, very much, Bob – I really appreciate that!