Monday, June 1, 2009

No great feat ... just great feet

It's the first of the month -- and that means Theme Day for participating City Daily Photo bloggers. Today's theme? Feet!

Yes, feet. (Foot fetishists of the world, rejoice! Today you have a veritable treasure trove over at the CDP website...)

Regular readers of GOSP will recognize this whimsical tilt-a-whirl from a recent post about the South Pasadena Fun Fair. I couldn't resist posting another shot for today's theme. There is something so tender and hopeful and human about feet. These dangling sneakered tootsies make me smile. I think poet Sharon Creech gets to the point here:

Footfalls

Thump-thump, thump-thump
bare feet hitting the grass
as I run run run
in the air and like the air
weaving through the trees
skimming over the ground

touching down
thump-thump, thump-thump
here and there
there and here
in the soft damp grass

thump-thump, thump-thump
knowing I could fly fly fly
but letting my feet
thump-thump, thump-thump

touch the earth

at least for now. . .



Be sure to take a look at the many creative Theme Day images by other photobloggers around the world. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

29 comments:

Jilly said...

Clever you. Great take on feat/feet and love the photograph. Now that's a lotta feet. Good one, Laurie.

Cafe Observer said...

Good one, LA!

Babooshka said...

Head and shoulders and brilliant feat/feet. Good choice on the colour to adding a real zing.

Mister Earl said...

Great photo for theme day, Laurie.

Sharon said...

I love your choice!

Judy Williams said...

If there is such a thing as reverse vertigo - that's what this implies to me. The colors and sense of a fancy free moment is pure delight.

Susan C said...

I count 20 feet, probably 20 feet above ground.

Love the photo and poem.

Hilda said...

Ooh, fun! I want to be up there with them right now!

Petrea said...

Now those are some FEET! I love it!

ben wideman said...

Bravo Laurie, this one is incredible.

JM said...

Very clever composition!

Ken Mac said...

which way is up??

Shanna said...

I love this one!

Felicia said...

Great photo - so many feet and lots of color!

Linda Dove said...

I love all the colors on this one!

Double "D" said...

Laurie always puts her best foot forward.
Cool shot.

K said...

This is such a fun photo! Love all the bright colors!

altadenahiker said...

Kickin' it!

PJ said...

I can't say enough good things about this post, Laurie. It's the perfect start to the summer season. I was right there while I read the poem, eight years old all over again.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Very creative indeed. I like the color and theme. This could be a postcard or advertisement for the amusement park

Tash said...

I LOVE THIS PHOTO! the color, the motion, and best of all kiddy feet. Super post, Laurie.

Laurie said...

Hi everyone,

Thank you so much for all the incredibly kind words! I am thrilled that you guys like this shot.

I encourage everyone to click the link to all City Daily Photo participants. There are some truly wonderful images for this theme -- from haunting to happy and a lot in between.

I appreciate all of you! TIl tomorrow...

Kaori said...

This photo is AMAZING! I am so in love with it. What a fun ride!

Steffe said...

Very clever. I wish I had thought about that. Really good photo for the theme day.

Leif Hagen said...

South Pasadena feet! California feet! Meet carnival feet! Up feet, down feet, spin around feet! Kid feet meet fun feet off the street but in the heat! Where are Laurie's feet? Your theme FEET were a colorful treat! EAGAN daily feet greet from my friendly Minnesota feet street!

Tanya said...

Oh this is such a FUN photo, I love everything about it! The colors are amazing!

Torrey said...

this is by far my favorite "feet" capture for theme day. LOVE IT!

xoxo.emma said...

I love that picture, amazing colors!
At the fun fair, at the fun fair yeah!
Sorry, I couldnt help myself

Andrew said...

Really amazing...

Nice photo...wonderful thoughts....


Thanks for sharing...


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