Day 3 of 5 pictures Challenge

Mystical and Imagination


When you look at the three pictures I placed here, what do you see and where does your imagination take you?  Or do you look at the pictures and say, “This lady is NUTS.  The pictures are boring.”  So, pray tell, what opens up your imagination?

To me, the first picture shows a cottony mantle nestling on Dyes Inlet.  I imagine Pete’s Dragon or a Unicorn to come swooping up from the depth of the clouds any minute.  I love the magic of the earth slumbering in the cloudbank.  The world seems to have evaporated.  Maybe I’m the only person who exists high up on my perch.

The clouds also appear to be a giant tsunami bubbling up and over the world.  Maybe this is the earthquake and tsunami that is rumored to destroy us?  I can see the waves crashing on the shore… Surf’s Up!

What do YOU see in the clouds?

Flying unicorn quote Flying Unicorn cow

Now, what do you see?  SMILE!  You’re on Candid Camera!  This is my Happy Face that travels with me everywhere I drive.  Two cute little eyes, a button nose, and a great big grin… can’t you see it…

Smiley Face

Some people simply see a Honda steering wheel.  Not ME!!  When I’m feeling down, this smile brightens my day.  I see a funny little monkey grinning from ear to ear.  So, do you even see the smile or the silly monkey?


Now, most of you have seen this picture before, but I LOVE it.  This picture depicts nature sending its’ sign of love to me. Some people will only see a puddle of water but I see a heart.  They might even stomp on it since the heart is in the middle of the walkway.  I treasure this spot as it is near the path that I walk every day.  I immediately say “THANKS” to nature for providing me such beauty.


Or you can be like my daughter’s youngest daughter who says, “GRANDMA, it’s JUST a puddle!”



About Gwynn Rogers

After 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the fields of real estate, high tech, and corporate travel, Gwynn has moved on to the career of “Grandma.” When not teaching her granddaughters an extensive vocabulary of “alley-oop-boop, ups-a-daisy, cowabunga or bummer”, Gwynn can be found hunting for mentors for the Kitsap Youth Mentoring Consortium, or chasing her fantasies on her treadmill. Gwynn currently freelances for magazines.
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14 Responses to Day 3 of 5 pictures Challenge

  1. Tina Peterson says:

    Out of the mouths of babes! I see the monkey, too. What fun!

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      It is interesting what our imaginations allow us to see… or not! Thanks for commenting! It is kind of funny seeing that smiling face every time I climb into the car! 😉 Do you have a smiley face in one of your cars?

  2. pat garcia says:

    Again, very interesting pictures. Your first picture, I saw snow and freezing cold weather and immediately wanted to put on my coat.

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      I am so laughing Pat!! You are totally opposite of me. I LOVE the cool weather and you definitely are a HOT weather fan! Actually, the first picture was simply a cloudy day. It wasn’t cold out. The clouds some days would simply lay on the water… napping. 😉

  3. Love the monkey! That’s awesome!

    Your granddaughter may tell you it’s just a puddle, but I guarantee she will remember that you saw a heart for the rest of her life. You’ve given her the great gift of play and imagination. I had a grandma like that, and you just brought back many wonderful memories of my childhood.

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      My grandmother was very crafty and creative. I learned from her. My older granddaughter is VERY creative, so it is so funny when her younger sister says “Oh Grandma that is JUST a puddle!” I play Grandma Monster with the kids as when I catch them I EAT THEM UP WITH LOVE!! They do know how to play and laugh.

      I’m glad I reminded you of happy memories. I always enjoy my memories of my grandmother too.

      Have fun with your sisters and thanks for commenting.

  4. Your first picture looks almost like waves in the distance, but on a closer look, I think I see clouds. Isn’t that amazing? Oh, I love the smiley face of your Honda traveling with you everywhere. That’s right, we make up our own images, and see the world surrounding us according to the way we might feel that day. And it’s always better to see a smiley face rather than just a steering wheel. 🙂 I’m with you.

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      It is SO interesting to me to hear what other people see in an object. I always LOVED when the clouds nestled on the bay as I kept looking to see what miraculous thing would happen. Sadly, I never did see Pete’s Dragon arise from the mist… but I kept looking! 😉

      Check out your steering wheel… what do you see? 😉

      Thanks for commenting Silvia!

  5. Susan says:

    such fun Gwynn. I love looking at clouds and seeing faces or creatures or buildings… I will check my Honda when back home to see if there’s a smiley face on the wheel and if not I may paint one on it … Or perhaps put a photo of you on it? Also, pictures in the shape of the space between eg branches of trees holds endless fascination for me.. Thank you for this lovely post😀😃 which has me smiling!!

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      I’m cracking up Susan… don’t post my face on your steering wheel… I don’t want to scare you!! 😉 But I will be curious if you have a smiley face in your car too. You never know what travels with you.

      Thanks for your lovely post… and KEEP smiling! 😉

  6. Yes, Susan can put a picture of you, Gwynn, on her Honda steering wheel, but I just hope she doesn’t have to blow the horn (assuming that the horn is in the center of the steering wheel).

    I can sometimes have a hallucinogenic imagination of things I see. I wrote a blog post a few years ago, August, when the jellyfish delivery arrives on our Atlantic shores. I stepped out onto my porch and thought there was a jellyfish lying on our sidewalk. It wasn’t. It was a white plastic bag with a rain puddle on it.

    Kids are so funny; they can be so pragmatic telling you what your perceived object really is.

    Great concept here for your post, Gwynn. Very good. Of course, your top photo reminded me of my views in SoCal.

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      Yes, Samantha, the clouds do look like a crashing surf. I do miss the roar of the ocean… hmmm, how can I duplicate that sound here. I’ll have to put my thinking cap on for a while. The picture actually reminds me of the surf in December when the huge waves crash way out with all the frothing water rolling in. When we moved to California I did go swimming one December… it was so warm it wasn’t like a NW Christmas. It is interesting the memories that keep popping up!

      I keep laughing. I hope that if Susan puts my face on her horn that she doesn’t pop me in the nose frequently. 😉 Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  7. The clouds in the first picture almost look like snow.

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