Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected
Unexpected. The world is an interesting place: we stumble upon unexpected things each day, like signs that are unintentionally amusing, bizarre sculptures, or even strange evidence of a miniature world on the side of a building.
So, the photo challenge this week is to capture something unexpected. I could interpret the theme in other ways: a street scene or landscape that just doesn’t look quite right, an impromptu portrait of a loved one, or any other image that reveals a sense of surprise.
I have chosen this photo of my granddaughter Madeleine which was taken at a picnic for Violet’s 7th birthday, another granddaughter. I was taking photos of everyone at the birthday in the park, so I just keep snapping away not really aware of how much detail I was capturing.
Imagine my surprise when I put the photos on the computer, to discover something very UNEXPECTED in one of the photos (above). An activity that almost went unnoticed!
Yep, I had failed to see that little Maddie, who was 9 months at the time, was grabbing a strawberry as I took the photo!
This delightful photo continually makes me smile every time I look at it so when the weekly challenge came up with the theme of: UNEXPECTED I jumped at the chance to share it with you all! Here is a little verse I wrote for the occasion.
A Strawberry for Sweet Little Madeleine
Sitting amongst the food
She looks so Innocent
Activity happening all around
A perfect chance to make her move
While no one looks, she takes her chance
And with little fingers ready
She carefully selects a ripe red strawberry
No grabbing it in one fast move
Delicately, she finds the stalk
And lifts it ever so carefully to her mouth
Ah … her first taste of luscious strawberry
But as she takes that first big bight
Her mother swoops
Oops … too late
Already down the hatch
The small green stem is all that’s left …
And she smiles at us
Because she knows – in the scheme of things – that she is so very clever!