Little

April 8, 2012 at 9:22 am | Posted in Benefits, Interests, Recreation, Senses, Sight | 5 Comments
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Little things mean a lot!

Though being highly detail oriented can be a total pain in the bum, it also brings advantages.

One benefit is that you spot things others never see.

I bet if you discovered this tiny Number 5, there wouldn’t be another soul within 20 km who knew about it.

Perhaps only the person who designed the nut and maybe – just maybe – the person who installed it.

It’s a little thing, for sure.

But if you start small, your universe expands out of sight.

🙂

Brought to you by The Feisty Empire.

Advertisements

Number

April 6, 2012 at 10:02 am | Posted in Benefits, Compulsions, Interests, Recreation, Senses, Sight | 1 Comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Count yourself lucky!

If you’re entranced by numbers, you can take your passion beyond the screen and into the wider world.

Hunting numbers gives purpose and excitement to your journeys – turning them into mini safaris.

Carrying a camera gives you something to do – and an ‘excuse’ to be where you are.

It’s fun. It keeps you fit. Kind viewers give you helpful feedback (and thus validation).

And if you’re any good (which will likely be the case) you can sell your photos to stock shot firms.

I’m experimenting with three types of photo number blog here and here.

Which do you prefer?

🙂

Brought to you by The Feisty Empire.

Patina

February 10, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Posted in Benefits, Interests, Mind, Nature, People, Recreation, Senses, Sight, Touch | 4 Comments
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Read the runes (of ruin).

Read the runes (of ruin).

‘Patina of age’.

Once you encounter this phrase, you’ll likely use it often.

For it describes something quite fascinating.

‘Patina’ began as a greenish film on old bronze.

It expanded to include an oxide coating on any metal surface.

Now it resides on 343,000* web pages of every hue.

Wood, masonry, plaster, paint … the works.

Images like those above and below may interest you more than most television programs.

Studying objects with a patina of age, you’ll trace eras, incidents and processes (human-related and otherwise).

These photos depict but a fragment of an old building, the exploration of which could occupy many happy hours.

If you ever renovate an old, old house, you’ll get great pleasure from:

  1. peeling back the decades;
  2. unearthing artifacts; and
  3. imagining the lost lives of others.

Passing motorists were doubtless amused as I laboured to perfect this close-up.

* At time of writing.

Brought to you by The Feisty Empire.

Animism

December 14, 2009 at 9:18 am | Posted in Mind, Nature, People, Sight, Society | 15 Comments
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Is the ivy malicious? Is the tree afraid?

Consider the photo above. Does it look to you as if the ivy has mounted a full-scale assault on this tree?

I was stopped in my tracks by this gripping scene. Immediately my mind began anthropomorphizing the ‘combatants’.

The ivy was evil. The tree was terrified. It was like the old eagle/snake taxidermy clichĂ© – played out in vegetation.

See the tendrils following the channels in the bark?
Is this not evidence of intent?

Closer inspection confirmed my view that the ivy knew exactly what it was doing. And meant business.

Yet how could an Aspie, hopeless at discerning even the most obvious social signals from humans, pretend to know the mind and will of a creeper?

Is it because I’m socially dysfunctional that I ‘lower my sights’ to relate with simpler organisms? Or is this just an overheated imagination gone crazy?

Here’s how the tree sees it:

Scary? No?

But trees can’t ‘see’, can they? And creepers aren’t really evil, are they?

Are we absolutely sure?

This scares the crap out of me.
Imagine how the tree feels!

From trees to flies to spiders to weeds. I invest every living thing I see with a soul and a mind.

Even cars, fridges and VCRs have given me pause for thought over the years.

What I’d really like to know is whether this is an Asperger thing or something else.

To this end, I warmly welcome your frank comments.

🙂

Brought to you by The Feisty Empire.

Pole

December 14, 2009 at 6:28 am | Posted in Benefits, Interests, Mind, People, Senses, Sight, Society, Work | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Drama doesn’t have to be large scale.

While most ‘normal’ people flock to gawp at car crashes, your sense of drama may be on the smaller side.

Waiting for the lights to change, you may see a saga carved into a traffic light pole.

This pole has been used countless times by people promoting bands and garage sales, touting work-from-home opportunities, seeking lost pets and offering weight loss schemes.

Each time, they’ve attached flyers with sturdy tape, usually circling the pole several times.

Each time, council workers have come and removed these illegal communiques.

As each piece of tape is ripped off, it usually takes some paint with it.

Sometimes, there’s so much tape or so many flyers that the workers have to use sharp spatulas.

These leave their own distinct marks in the paint.

The apparent ferocity of their marks suggests the workers are:

  1. In  a hurry (perhaps because they’re outsourced contractors).
  2. Heartily sick of this kind of work (and perhaps their entire jobs).
  3. Uncaring of the poles they’re cleaning (the bane of all public property).

So you see, much can be deduced and inferred from a humble scenario like this.

Though fraught with difficulties, the world of the Asperger sufferer is also rich with sensations.

In my opinion, this is getting very close to art.

🙂

Brought to you by The Feisty Empire.

Elevate

December 4, 2009 at 3:54 pm | Posted in 1, Interests, Mind, Nature, Recreation, Senses, Sight | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Those people look like ants. They are ants! Are they?

For the purposes of my imagination and entertainment, this photo could equally depict grass from 0.5 m or a jungle clearing from 500 m.

What do you say?

Focus

October 26, 2009 at 3:58 pm | Posted in Compulsions, Humour, Interests, People, Senses, Sight, Threats, Treatment | 2 Comments
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Strike One.

Strike One.

Given your first camera, you may prefer to capture scenes, rather than people.

Later in life, it may disturb you to learn that Adolf Hitler did the same thing in his paintings.

Strike Two.

Strike Two.

As these photographs attest, your intense concentration on the subject may occur at the expense of all other stimuli.

This is because you’re a one-thing-at-a-time person.

Strike Three.

Strike Three.

Fortunately, digital cameras have obviated the frustration and expense of getting back disappointing photos like this.

🙂

Brought to you by The Feisty Empire and Imagine Day.


Entries and comments feeds.