Day 365—”The Time Has Come. . .”

“… the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.”

Today’s Flickr theme is “Poem or Lyrics” and because I failed to execute any adequate photographs of birds today, despite taking several shots of gold finches eating in the neighbor’s birch tree (“Yellow bird, up high in banana” — er — birch tree) I am resorting to posting a shot of something that represents one stanza from Lewis Carroll’s “The Walrus and the Carpenter.” This verse has been on my mind since Friday when we were doing sound checks at Famous Mo’s prior to the party. After a while, when required to speak endlessly into a microphone, you start to say silly things; for me it was this stanza from “The Walrus and the Carpenter” and the opening and closing lines of another Lewis Carroll favorite or mine, “Jabberwocky.” Because “Jabberwocky” is total nonsense, I couldn’t think of anything to photograph that might represent it so I decided to photograph the Brussels Sprouts I just bought at Whole Foods. I know they’re not exactly cabbages but they’re in the cabbage family and I already photographed a pig with wings a couple of weeks ago so Brussels sprouts it is.

Day 365-13-2

Focal Length 60mm
ISO 100
f/9
6/10 second