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?
I crawled underneath my subject for this angle:
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.