Knowing that the letter for this week's ABC Wednesday was Q, the word quirky popped almost immediately into my mind. There are several meanings of quirky to be found in dictionaries, but I seem to have my own sense of the word that has to do with a kind of eccentricity or slightly twisted outlook that doesn't go so far as to be crazy, but rather is hopefully sort of "cool" in most peoples' minds. This week, I selected a few of my photographs that I thought would fit into a quietly quirky category. In other words, not too far out, but still sort of interesting in an odd sort of way.
One evening, I photographed these apartment buildings and their reflections in False Creek. Then, I rotated the photo to a sideways position.Focusing on the reflections alone,
I zoomed in to come up with an even more quivery vista.
Upside down rotation worked quite well too, although I have a few qualms that you might be feeling dizzy by now.
I took one more shot that evening, thinking that it was rather odd to find these two yellow bricks among other more normal looking ones. Maybe, someone was on a quest to catch the attention of passers by.
During our Saturday hike to Quarry Rock in Deep Cove, Black Jack showed the ever so slightly querulous side of her personality, refusing to quaff water, no matter how much Bill tried to help her quench her thirst. She quietly stared away from the water, and we both finally quit worrying that she was becoming dehydrated.
On the same hike, Bill made me laugh and laugh, as he quipped that he was in need of rescue. He has an unconventional and quick sense of humour that I love.
Here I am trying to play along with the drama, but I was unable to quell my laughter, and doubt I convinced anyone that I have the qualifications to be an actor.
I played with my super moon shots last Saturday, and thought these two..
perhaps captured the quintessential mysteriousness of a full moon.
Sunday evening, Bill noticed these old boats by a restaurant at Granville Island. I put my camera on an angle, and thought the off-kilter reflections added a certain je ne sais quois to the photo.
Here is the same shot, but including a bit more of the quay to the right.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Your thoughts are very much appreciated, but I hope you won't quibble too much with my idea of the meaning of quirky. I suspect by now, you have had your quota of pictures for this post, but to see other great Q-word ideas from around the world, check out that un-questionably wonderful ABC link.