Some days nothing seems to make any sense.

Today is October 25 – 6 days before Halloween here in the USA.  Stopping at the grocery store after my dentist appointment, I saw the expected display of Halloween candies and pumpkins – but just beyond it was a display of Christmas Trees!  Really?  And whatever happened to Thanksgiving?

What season is it, anyway?

There wasn’t enough time left in the day to go to the park, so I did my best to find fall foliage outside the grocery store:

I think I did pretty well, don’t you?

But I still don’t understand why some of my photos get more attention than others.  For example, here’s one I took on my way home recently:

Winspear at Bailey, Buffalo, NY, USA

It’s a crappy photo, taken through a dirty windshield on an overcast day with a cheap camera – yet, once I posted it, it became my #1 “liked” photo on YouPic.  I don’t get it.  These are much better (in my opinion) but weren’t as popular:

Intersection, Bailey and Winspear, Buffalo, NY, USA

Not the ideal location for an AC/fan, is it?

Fall on the Hill

It doesn’t help my confusion when I try to participate in Flickr’s theme of the week.  Last week it was arches.  It was rainy and cold, and I didn’t want to go out.  Sure I could have gone to the Golden Arches, but the nearest McD is on busy Union Road and I’ve already had my car accident for the year, thank you very much.  The  best I could do was this photo from inside my own home:


I think it’s an interesting photo, at least.  I like the little bit of blue-gray at the back.  But no one else liked it.  Go figure.

Puppy Cody doesn’t understand it all, either, and she’s seriously tired of me taking flash photos of her:

Enough already, Mom!

Guess Cody and I both need a nap after all of that.  Happy Weekend, Everyone.

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Images by Cordelia’s Mom/TeddyRosalie Studio


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21 Responses to Confusion

  1. Who can tell what others will like? My favorite blog posts often get much less attention than ones I think will be a flop. People are weird.


  2. willowdot21 says:

    I love all your photos CM 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Dan Antion says:

    It’s so hard to figure out what photos people will like.


  4. Tippy Gnu says:

    I will say this sheepishly. I like the dirty windshield photo best. Maybe because it seems a little atypical. Like a unicorn. So maybe I should say this unicornishly.


  5. markbialczak says:

    You found much interesting stuff, CM. My fave is the bitty air conditioner agains the vast two-colored wall of vines. The glass building to the right adds greatly to the contrasts. Great!
    The home arch was a cool improv as well.


  6. joey says:

    Puppy Cody is such a cutie (also, she looks like my doggie). Personally, I really like the shot of the yellow leaves hung over the top of the shot, as though I can see them fluttering. Who knows why anyone likes anything. I am not ready for Christmas trees, but I could go for another pumpkin muffin 🙂


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