“U” Challenge: Unusual, Unexpected

Speed Limit?
Speed Limit?, a photo by Fergiemoto on Flickr.  Click on photo to enlarge.

Precision must be very important in this area!

We came across these unusual speed limit signs recently and wondered if this was the result of someone’s sense of humor.  I have to admit, I am a bit confused, especially with the subsequent sign above that reads “Beware of Signs.”  I wonder how these speeds are enforced.  Does anyone know if police radars measure vehicle speed to this precision?


Due to a recent car accident and aggravation of existing chronic pain and other health issues, I have been less active on WordPress lately, including visiting your great blogs.  My speed limit had been reduced significantly before the accident, and is much lower right now, perhaps even to a fraction of a speed.  Thank you for your patience – I will gradually get back into it.  Things can certainly change unexpectedly in an instant.

This is for the letter “U” Story Challenge by Frizztext, to share a short story or reflection, even an aphorism using a word tagged with each letter of the alphabet.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

“The photo challenge this week is GREEN?!?!  Are you kidding me?
Why isn’t it BROWN…or better yet…SQUIRREL?”


I wanted to be the star of the show…the main attraction!
Ya know what I mean?”


“Hey Dude…just relax…chill out!
You ARE the center of attention now with all your griping!”


This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is to share pictures
that mean green to you.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

Foreign Language
Foreign Language, a photo by Fergiemoto on Flickr.  (click on photo to enlarge)

peculiar symbols
meaningless and ignored
language barrier

“Hey little bird!  Parking is allowed between the signs, not on top of the signs!”

This sign is obviously in a foreign language to the yellow-headed blackbird (or perhaps he’s just the parking enforcer to those who find this sign a foreign concept).  I was trying to come up with a different take on the “foreign” theme this week.

Photo taken at the Bear River Bird Migratory Refuge in northern Utah, USA.

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is to share a picture
that means foreign to you!
While foreign (rightly so) often brings up images of things outside of your own nation, it can also apply to things outside of or different from your normal environment, or even something which is out of place in general.

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“K” Challenge: Kick Up Your Heels!

Kick Up Your Heels!
Kick Up Your Heels!, a photo by Fergiemoto on Flickr.  Click on photo to enlarge.

you’ve conquered hurdles
and rejuvenated the day
celebration kick

Don’t forget to kick up your heels and celebrate the small successes, too!

(Kick up your heels:  to celebrate, to have a wonderful time, to enjoy yourself)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life

“Hmmm…this doesn’t look like my regular food.”

Chickadee and Hummer
(Chickadee receiving a threat display from a hummingbird)
Chickadee: “You’ve got to be kidding!!  Do you really think I would steal your food?!”

“♪♫ …I’m so pretty…oh so pretty…♬♪♫”

endless amusement
from nature’s singers and comics
organic medicine

Although I did not include photos of people, this little chickadee represents what we see in our daily life at home, surrounded by nature.  Various birds and wildlife visit regularly, occasionally or seasonally, but the chickadees, always happy and energetic, never fail to visit every day through every season.  Nature is part of our daily therapy.

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is to share a photo
that means everyday life to you!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

Closeness, a photo by Fergiemoto on Flickr.  (Click on image to enlarge).
Linking up with Camera Critters and Macro Monday.

Here is another close-up photo from the ladybird world.  How does the saying go?…oh yeah…”two’s company, three’s a crowd!”
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