Note 8 captures over the course of a few days

The Note 8’s main role is to document stuff . . . by taking photos.

Mind you, it’s also a phone but even though it’s our main (official) phone, we don’t get many calls.

Well, OK . . . these days we get more calls than usual. In fact, more calls than the total number of calls I received on that phone over the course of the last two years. 

May 9th

Still, the main function of the Note 8 is to document stuff.

For instance, I documented the above photo on May 9th. This next photo was taken on May 10th . . .

May 10th

and this one on May 11th . . .

May 11th

That’s right; they fledged. I missed them leaving the nest. Too bad, that. I did see one adult teaching a youngun how to find food but I’m not sure it was the same family.

This might not be general knowledge but Robins all look the same.

Sometimes — while out and about — I come across stuff that I find worth photographing . . . 

. . . and then I’m apt to indulge in a little photo shoot. In this particular case, I was on my own so I took my time.

Other times, we’re at furniture stores and I see possible subjects for posts like these.

Of course, I don’t have as much time to photograph stuff because we’re actually shopping for stuff we need. Plus, salespeople are not too keen on me ignoring them in favor of odd pieces of decorative trimmings.

The advantage of these pieces is that I will use them again using different processing. Like, for instance . . . 

On Friday, we went to a couple of antique stores to see if anything interesting stirred our interest. A few things did — meaning, we bought them. 

Many others just stirred my shutter finger . . . 

Clowns are always of interest . . . I don’t know why . . . perhaps I identify with their tragically misunderstood role. 

The second piece is interesting because it appears to depict an Aboriginal man . . . which, this being Southern Illinois, seems a bit out of place. 

Outside this first store were a couple of pieces that interested me for future — or current — potential processing.

Also, a few flowers caught my attention.

But it was in the second place that I hit paydirt. It was a warehouse with many seller’s booths each crammed with odd stuff. 

Of course, there were some clowns. Now, note the difference in expression when I change the angle of the composition . . . 

To many readers, they may appear as identical photos, but one — because of the angle — is sadder than the other. The other, in fact, looks almost defiant if not outright belligerent. It’s the angle of the head, you see. 

It’s subtle, to be sure, but you get the same clues from people you meet . . . many of which are also clowns in their own right. 

I did see something I knew I had to photograph . . . but this was at a fabric shop. See if this brings anyone to mind. 

Anyway, back to the antique shop . . . 

. . . they had pirates (odd-looking pirates, to be sure, but still pirates) . . . 

. . . and a depiction of their ship . . . 

They had a soldier doll . . . 

. . . alongside Mr. Magoo . . . 

I have a confession . . . I never liked Mr. Magoo. Hated the character and the cartoons. Basically, I found him irritating. Strange that people liked him since I’m irritating and people seldom like me. 

This place also had the most un-Indian-looking Indians (American Indians).

If you think she doesn’t exactly look like an American Indian, take a load of these two . . . 

If the little photos are not enough, click on them for larger versions.

Anyway, these two guys — to me — have a definite Hispanic look. They also have my nose, so maybe an Italian look. 

This guy was happily lost in contemplation of a Japanese drawing . . . 

I mean, I’m not a huge fan . . . 

. . . but I like those kinds of prints.

Yes, they had a plastic skull . . . which reminds me, I need to get me Bob Bones II.

They had the usual antique stuff . . . 

But also odd things . . . 

The scale worked and invited people to try it. I know what I weigh on other planets so I declined. Besides, I was more curious about what a Honolulu Star Bulletin paper dispenser was doing in a shop in Southern Illinois.

I should have read the tag.

Outside, I saw an interesting door . . . 

It’s ripe for some processing . . . 

I snapped more photos but these will have to do for now. 

Oh, one other thing . . . we’d been waiting for the television we ordered and it did arrive a few days ago . . . 

They’re sending out a replacement which I hope will be better packaged than this one was. 

Needless to say, I looked as pissed off as this egg . . . 

Our plan was to fire up Serenity (Episode 1 of  Firefly) as the first thing we watch at our new place. That’s still the plan, but now it will have to wait until later in the week . . . provided that TV isn’t also all that it’s cracked up to be. 

Well, that’s it for now . . . here’s the gallery of all the above presented in random order:

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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12 Responses to Note 8 captures over the course of a few days

  1. renxkyoko says:

    Whoa ! The TV ! ! ! What the… Oh, I ‘ve always been afraid of clowns ( and dolls ) .


    • disperser says:

      There was no corresponding damage on the outside of the box other than a slight dent. Whatever it hit during shipping must have hit just right.

      But, the interior wrapping shows more damage than the outside so it could also be it was done prior to shipping. Either way, not a good one as surprises go.

      Clowns are kind and harmless . . . unless walking around with a custard pie . . . or a machete.

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  2. AnnMarie says:

    Well, you got me smiling with your fledgling robins and I kept smiling as I read and looked almost to the very end . . . and then it turned into a frown! I wish you would have started with the TV and ended with the robins . . . wait, I got it! I’ll just go back up again!


    • disperser says:

      The TV is not a big deal in the grand scheme of things. A small annoyance and I wasn’t even going to mention it other than I thought the pattern of the cracks was neat. I didn’t know it would do that when I turned it on and it was a pleasant surprise (a photo opportunity is always good).

      Also, it gave me a segue into the photo of the egg which I thought was also neat (first time it did that in all the times I double-tapped an egg).

      So, TV, not a big deal and I got a chance to see something new . . . electrified cracks.


  3. Margy says:

    What a difference a thousand plus miles makes! Your robins have fledged, ours are still building their nest!


    • disperser says:

      I have one nest that must have started late as I still see the adult incubating (not bringing any food to the nest yet) but they should hatch any day now (unless there’s a problem with the eggs).

      That one brood seemed to me exceptionally fast as far as how quickly they grew and fledged . . . but it probably was pretty close to the average of 13 days.


  4. OHOHOH!!! Love the baby bird photos! And, OH, they have emptied the nest! Good for them! I wish them a happy high-flyin’ life!
    Your photos in this post: ALL GREAT captures, Emilio! So unique and wonderful! I love when you visit store and shops and take photos! You have a great eye! I could comment on each photo and what I like about it, but that would take up so much space!
    Hey! I even like the clowns.
    Okay, that fabric shop capture… snort A snort-laugh, in my world, means what was said or shared is uber, superduper funny. That’s what snorts are all about!
    Aw, that poor TV. So glad another one is on the way!
    HUGS!!! :-)


    • disperser says:

      Thanks, Carolyn. I was hoping to watch them venture out of the nest but they were gone when we returned from the gym. Normally, they would be somewhere around but I’ve not seen an adult with three chicks in tow.

      There is one adult with a chick that follows it around everywhere but since they don’t get their full flight wings for another 10-13 days after they fledge, all three should be around instead of just one.

      Oh, well.

      As for the rest, yes, that’s one of the ways I have fun.

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  5. macquie says:

    Great consequences by smashed TV and cracked egg, i enjoyed a lot (well, sorry about the TV things though).


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