Tea Bag Jelly Fish


This photo was taken on September 20, 2019 at 8:23 AM.

The location was in the City Center District of Washington DC.

The "Take It!" moment came to me after having seen many tea bags over the years that had been thrown into the street.  In these previous sightings none, to my recollection had taken on through what ever means the street has to offer - the shaping of the top of this square discard, having taken on the appearance of a dome. 

It was through the dome shape and the additional perchance of the string connection to the bag having arrived at a fall downward from the bag which somehow clicked the tentacle notion in my mind which then translated to many of them, to fulfill the imagination requirement needed to become the organism in the form of the Jelly Fish.

All of the above process happened in what was seemingly in a flash. I was a step off the curb for a crosswalk when it hit me, which called for me to retreat to the safety of the curb and sidewalk to gather it all in. I then pulled out my camera from my pocket and its case while calculating the best stance to take to take the photo when the stop light had gone through its cycle to permit me a safe close up revisit and a snap of the subject.  This was all accomplished, and I made it to the other side of the street with a smile.

The next day, I shared the photo with several of the regular group of great people who give me candid feed back - and all enjoyed the fun of it.

Here is hoping you too, enjoy the fun of this one.

Thank you,


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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Sally (Sunday, 29 September 2019 23:13)

    I stepped on a real jellyfish at the beach one summer while on vacation. This gave me a phantom pain flashback in my foot.

  • #2

    Jim (Sunday, 29 September 2019 23:14)

    This was fun, I watched my wife sit there reading this wiggling her foot. I wondered why and then saw the title and realized she was remembering stepping on one.

  • #3

    xXRodriguezXx (Sunday, 29 September 2019 23:16)

    If that’s really a teabag it’s definitely the biggest one I’ve ever seen!!

  • #4

    MHampy (Sunday, 29 September 2019 23:17)

    Why a fitting title, zero imagination required for this one. Spot on!

  • #5

    GeorgieProf (Sunday, 29 September 2019 23:19)

    There aren’t many people out there that can make trash interesting, congratulations sir. Lol

  • #6

    Gabe (Sunday, 29 September 2019 23:21)

    A close friend of mine used to keep these as pets....well not this exact species haha, the real ones.