The title of the W.P. photo challenge this week is ‘ Ooh Shiny‘ and the question asked is “What is guaranteed to distract you? What is your “Ooh, shiny?” !!
As someone who is often distracted I have a few answers, but perhaps I’ll start with taking the Ooh Shiny title literally for my first two photographs.
A Jewellers shop window is a temptation that often proves hard to resist and I find it difficult not to stop and appreciate its offerings.
My shimmering nails constantly catch my eye.Passing the Stationary shop is also difficult, it’s an attraction that has a silent lure. It’s almost a requisite that I enter the premises to Ooh, Ahh and admire and I frequently come away clutching something I don’t need… but I might in the future! For the record, the computer shop is another that has a very similar appeal.I become easily distracted on my walk around the lake, often stopping to admire the ducks and their individual markings that sometimes make me smile.
The first one here appeared to have a face on its bill, while the second duck showed me colours under its wings that I didn’t realise were there.
Next has to be the village cricket match. “Ooh look a cricket match!” I exclaim. “Yes Mum, there’s one every weekend throughout the summer!” my son replies. Actually, I do know this, I’ve lived here over forty years, but I still glance across to admire the sight of the cricketers on the pitch, all of them dressed in their cricket whites! Football, by the way, does not have the same appeal!
Shop window photos curtesy of google. All others, writer’s own. © nansfarm.net 2017
Article published in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge ‘Ooh Shiny!’