Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual Point of View


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:

093 From the front:


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.


Author: 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 forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She attended law school near the the banks of the Charles River and loves that dirty water; 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 and @schnitzelpond on Instagram. Bonus points for anyone who understands the Instagram handle. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2023 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with the wee Wordpress buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.

4 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual Point of View”

  1. 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!

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