Thursday, April 3, 2014

Peppy

Tex's Fence meme has been on my mind quite a bit lately. I've never really made fences a main subject in photography, but needing something to kick my mojo into gear, I decided to give it a try. On April 1st I drove out to the cemetery to put new flowers on my mother's and sister's graves. Afterwards, I drove along River Road desperately searching for the perfect fence. There are several places in the road where I left skid marks and some places where I simply did not feel safe to stop. The cars whizzing by at 80mph could have easily put me in the morgue. I stood in some pretty tall weeds for some shots, risking ticks, cows staring at me with their goofy faces. You'd think after all that I'd have something better to show for it. I was hoping for a fence with a bird on it or a really spectacular, awesome design. Since that didn't happen I used a butterfly image I found on Flickr years ago by Angela Wolf. He's my go-to image to pep up an otherwise boring image. Meet Peppy. You might be seeing more of him if my mojo fails to return.


Thanks TexWisGirl for hosting the meme!!

45 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I LIKE THIS!! Very much.

You mentioned ticks...oh lordy. I wouldn't want those...ever.

R. Mac Wheeler said...

you photoshop fraud ;O)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Peppy rocks!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the butterfly or is that a moth? what a gorgeous scene. ( :

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

With all that kayaking I am not surprised your mojo is tired. Take care. Fences are worthy subjects too. Dianne

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

With all that kayaking I am not surprised your mojo is tired. Take care. Fences are worthy subjects too. Dianne

Tanya Breese said...

peppy perfects that picture!

Roan said...

Very nice fence shot. Peppy was a nice addition.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Gail Love this shot for the fence meme and the butterfly is also lovely although the don't think the shot needs it.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Very creative and had you not said anything, I would have believed it was perfect timing! :-)

Visiting from Good Fences,
~Lindy

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the fence! Peppy is a nice addition, but the shot is wonderful on it's own. Hope you didn't get any ticks.

Indrani said...

I was just thinking what a huge butterfly, when I read your note on it. Good work. :)

TexWisGirl said...

this just made me GRIN! peppy! too cute (and sneaky)!

thanks for risking your life to join in! hope your next foray is easier and less tick-risky, too!

The Silver Bunny said...

I would never, as a totally inexperienced photographer, thought of taking a picture of that fence. Yet the scene is very beautiful.

Debbie said...

i will do anything, to get the shot, anything!! i have been yelled at, beeped at, chased, you name it. some people have no sense of adventure....no eye for the beautiful!!

it's a wonderful image, with or without the butterfly, you didn't "really" need it!!

hootnonny said...

I must get a yellow butterfly to breathe life into my mojoless images! Hope you got some shots of the cows!

Anvilcloud said...

What a great idea. That butterfly adds that nice touch and completes the photograph.

Willow said...

Ha ~ I love it !

magnoliasntea said...

What an awesome fence shot with the butterfly! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

Merisi said...

Very clever accessorizing! :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh your Mojo is on the way back anyway, but if Peppy helps more power to him (or her).....I think your fence picture is interesting anyway. Be careful of those ticks and other stuff lurking in those high weeds (here it would be fire ants -- I barely escaped a nest of those the other day).

Karen said...

Ha, you trickster! I love it!

Jeanne said...

With or without Peppy the image tells a story. I love it.

Stephanie said...

Wow, nice shot with the added bonus of the butterfly.

bailey-road.com said...

I like the addition of Peppy.

Wally Jones said...

Nice image!

If I don't come home with ticks, I don't feel like I had a successful outing! :)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I like Peppy! But I like the simple board fence too.

I've been noticing fences lately, too, though I didn't join the meme this week. I've seen some that will require some parking on the side of the road too. :-)

Ela said...

What a beautiful butterfly !
Really great shot !
Greetings

Melissa said...

He does pep up the photo. And I know what you mean about the photo shoot thing. Some days it's just not there. Very uneven how the photo ops come I think. Take care along the roadside. As a fellow roadside photographer, I often have the same issue.

Cranberry Morning said...

Love it that you incorporated Peppy into the fence image! :-)

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh Gail that is funny. I love this photo with or without Peppy. But Peppy is a cute name, too.

Thanks for being my friend. You can see my Chemo schedule on my 'pink update' in the second to that last section that has mostly pink colored text. Just fyi, k?

(hug)

DeniseinVA said...

That's a very creative idea, I look forward to seeing other images with Peppy on board. You took a great fence photo here. I too am trying to open my horizons to fences as I haven't thought of focusing on them too much before. Like you this meme is broadening my horizons. Have a great weekend :)

Dział Przyrody MŚO said...

Fabulous picture! Beautiful butterfly :-)
Greetings :-)

Karen S. said...

This rocks! It's a great example of having everything that's needed for keeping good fences and good neighbors! It what works that counts!

Brian King said...

LOL! Perfectly nice with or without the butterfly!

LC said...

Bluebonnet Swamp reptiles, family gathering, Sunday's kayaking and Peppy--I enjoyed catching up.

Evelyn S. said...

I like the fence image...with or without Peppy! :-)

Hilary said...

Peppy is like a ring.. or a hair clip.. or something similarly sparkly which offers a finishing touch. I can almost see you sneaking him into at least one photo per post, as a challenge to "Spot Peppy!"

Kim Stevens said...

Peppy! ;) Don't you just hate when you see something wonderful to photograph and you just can't stop, or get there, or jump a wide creek, lol!

EG CameraGirl said...

You are soooo clever, Gail! Peppy works for me. :)

Shug said...

Oh girl....you've got me right here. I love me some fences!! All kinds of fences. However....you are much braver than me, as I don't do tall weeds or tall grass! I'm too much of a chicken... Too {skeered} of varmints.
Great photo!!
hugs
shug

Linda R said...

Peppy is the adds the perfect touch to this photo. LOVE it.

I played along this week as well.

Hugs~

Amy Burzese said...

Very clever of you to pep up a fence!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Peppy does add a little something to the image, but the photo could stand on its own. Anyway, I had to smile at the risks you took to get the shot.

nookworm said...

You sure pepped up that fence, but it would be OK too without peppy popping in!