Cloud Fish


This photo was taken on January 27, 2013 at 5:34 PM.
The location was in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The "Take It !" came as was doing some grumbling as was late to pick up my car after having just had it put through the car wash.  It was late on Sunday afternoon and it seemed all the help in the car was was trying to put on their best face at quitting time in spite of their being a big rush of last minute customers. There was a line at the cashier,  so when I walked out to get my car - they had already finished doing all the spiffing that comes with the deluxe car wash and had to pull my car into a side lot to get it out of the way.  The car was not far away - but I did one of those mini exasperation upward looks, before making my way to it.  And there was this cloud fish that had already been eaten.  The head has an eye in it,  the bones are quite visible,  and with a little stretch of imagination - there is even a tail. 
Out came the camera and these two photos were taken.
The  After Take:  I know the smile that came over my face as I saw this silly thing was wide enough to have my ears fall in it.  Talk about a mood changer.  It was just great.
To anyone I have shown this to - it never fails to bring a smile.  I tell them I immediately searched for a cloud cat - but could not find one. That seems to always bring a laugh.
I am trying to do less last minute stuff and it is paying off.  However when it happens - I look for something outside the situation and often it is available which seems to take away all the tension.
Wishing you my very best,
PS: As I drove away, the fish had morphed into being just another skinny cloud.  Ah, to be lucky enough to capture the moment.


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Comments: 5
  • #1

    Rick (Tuesday, 26 February 2013 17:59)

    Hey Whutzzat!

    Long time no read; starting with this one and working my way back a few weeks. Great read as always!

  • #2

    Gabe (Tuesday, 26 February 2013 18:00)

    That is a one in a million shot. Its uncanny!

  • #3

    Sarah (Tuesday, 26 February 2013 18:01)

    Did you notice if there was a cloud cat nearby?

  • #4

    Jeff (Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:31)

    How'd it taste?

  • #5

    whutzzat (Thursday, 28 February 2013 11:27)

    Sarah: I looked for cloud cats and any other type of cloud critter that could have been at the fish dinner. I saw no one that could have been at the table. They must have all taken off - looking for the next tasty meal.

    Ray: As you can see - I got there late so did not get a taste - but can only imagine that it was " heavenly ". My feast was for my eyes and camera - and in the end - for all of us.