In my opinion one of the best bloggers out there is The Pioneer Woman, who is a city girl transplanted to a ranch in the middle of Nowhere, Oklahoma. Although I rarely visit any more because I don't have the time, she used to (and probably still does) run contests where she asked readers to provide a name for the particular photograph she selected.
This is a similar contest.
The picture above is from Aaron's Beach, and for reasons that cannot be explained it is cockeyed. Yes, I have an automatic stabilizer on my camera. Yes, if you discount the bottom half of the picture, the horizon appears almost in line but only when you close one eye and stand on your head.
But there's simply no disputing that the picture is crooked.
If this photograph were to be framed and displayed in an art show, what name would you give it? Rather than interpreting the photograph or describing what you see, can you pick a few brief words that would be the title for this incredibly bad entry in the Art Show for the Afflicted?
Sands of Time? Slipping Sideways? Slippery Slope? Chesapeake Bay Woman's Off- Kilter Point of View?
Your answer can be humorous, serious, ridiculous or superfluous. Also, this is not the greatest photo to select a name for--in future contests they will be more interesting. Just do the best you can with what is here.
I'm not big on rules and am known to either forget them or change them. So go ahead and enter as often as you like unless you're a spammer, in which case disregard this sentence.
I hate deadlines, but let's just say you have until late afternoon on Saturday to enter unless you hear otherwise. There's a very good chance I will not set up my regularly scheduled 12:01 a.m. post tonight and will keep this up until tomorrow afternoon to
The winner will have his or her choice of one of the following hardback books, all of which are like new and most of which have never been cracked open once.
1. The Cabin by Mulfinger & Davis. This is a gorgeous coffee table type book that shows all sorts of cabins in very beautiful settings. At one time my dream was to build a cabin somewhere. Now I just dream for a few consecutive days of sleep locked up in a hotel room away from all of life's responsibilities. Anyway, this is a gorgeous book, I love it. I might enter my own contest just to keep it.
2. Wine, An Introduction, by Joanna Simon. The folks who regularly comment here will have no use for this book other than as a coaster, but perhaps there is someone out there who would enjoy learning the ins and outs of wine--how it's made, the different types of grapes, etc. It's another good coffee table book.
3. Homer's Iliad. Brand spanking new.
4. High Tide at Gettysburg by Glenn Tucker. Brand new, somebody left it here, know nothing about it, assume it's more about Gettysburg and less about the tide.
Thanks for reading and participating. Have a wonderful weekend.