Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual Point of View

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Trying to assist with three coalescing family medical crises–in three states–during the same week has added a little je ne sais quoi to my point of view (and greatly decreased my posting productivity).  More on that later.

My related travels have given me numerous opportunities to see things from an unusual point of view.

Above is something that struck me while dropping off one of my children at school.  Not unexpectedly, torrential rains struck as we actually moved his belongings.   (On the bright side, as it were, this was not wet work in the crime-writing tradition.)

Just after that, of course, the sun came out.  I parked the suddenly empty-beyond-empty momvan and faced an unusual vista.  I sneaked to a crevice at the far right of a plaza and took the above picture.

The forelegs of an elongated horse, one hoof struck cobalt by sunlight?

Nope.

I crawled underneath my subject for this angle:

093 From the front:

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A tortoise carapace with missing pieces?

In the whole picture I saw a sculptural spider with a center of molten chambers, like an enlarged heart, multiple vessels twisting out and turning to bone whittled into lance-like legs with points of surgical steel.  Particularly as I perched underneath, it seemed a thing of nightmares, ready to envelop and strike and consume its prey if I did not step lively away.

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About Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like evidentiary issues, jury instructions, expert witnesses, and forensic evidence. She also is an adjunct professor at a law school on the banks of the Charles and loves that dirty water, as she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2016 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with Wordpress protocol and the numerous other wee buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.
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4 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual Point of View

  1. scillagrace says:

    That thing is scary! (and I like spiders!) How close to the school is it? I can certainly imagine youngsters developing nightmares if they have to pass by that every day!

  2. A M says:

    I think that cute little spider may reside at Dartmouth College. Have fun, AM

  3. Jeff Sinon says:

    Very cool, and also a little creepy.

  4. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Edition | Love in the Spaces

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