Funny quirks of spatial perception

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I was amused yesterday when I went to the grocery store to pick up a few things.  I found a spot in the area I usually like to park, and as I pulled alongside the grey car I was going to park beside, my mind quickly registered that that car was parked a bit crooked.  No biggie, as I figured I knew where the lines were and would park aligned with them.

At first glance it looks as if I managed to park straighter.  (see photo above)

However, I soon realized that the habit of reversing into a spot has me always looking to my sides and gauging the distance from any car at my side.  Even though I had made that mental note about the crookedness of the grey car, it seems that the habit of aligning myself with the neighbouring car was MUCH stronger than my sense of fitting into the rectangular lines.  Haha!

In the second photo you can see how crooked I was with the view to the line on my passenger side. 😊


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My goodness!  It’s been a few weeks since I posted last.

It’s been an incredibly busy time with various other activities claiming my attention.  But I’ve missed blogging.  So, I return with the most recent photography assignment with the topic of “Signs.”  Two of them you may recognize from previous fairly recent blogging posts.

Oh well.  Some are worth repeating, right?

These are my four submissions:

Signs #1 – (taken a month ago)

I thought I’d start my submissions with this piece…, tree with peace.






Signs #2 – (taken in March 2017)

Someone was being creative and having a sense of fun!

If you like, you can see my original blog post with it here to read more about where I discovered this sign.






Signs #3 – (taken in April 2017)

As some of you may know, Canada celebrated its 150th birthday recently – 11 days ago – and there were things that popped up here and there even months before the big day… get people into that birthday spirit.

I’m sure some of you will recognize the wrapper for a familiar chocolate treat. When I saw this on the convenience store shelf, I couldn’t resist! Haha!

Yep…..I gobbled it up. Right after I took the picture. 🙂







And to finish off, here is another one with a touch of humour….to give you a chuckle.

It seems this one is always a bit of a favourite!

Signs #4 – (taken Nov. 2014)

This facetious sign is posted above the washrooms area at The Cove Country Inn in Westport, Ontario, Canada. I was there one evening to go see some friends of mine giving a smaller and intimate concert there. Lovely time!

And, as well, if you would like to read the original blog post which featured this photo, you can find it here .


Men to the left because photo Nov. 8, 2014



Your Chuckle for Today #2

My mother-in-law sent me this one yesterday via e-mail, and I can’t resist.  I’d like to share it with you.  Hopefully add another smile to your day.  🙂


New Golf Shoes

Bert, at 85 years old, always wanted a pair of soft spike golf shoes like Freddie Couples, so, seeing some on sale after his round, he bought them.
He was so delighted with his purchase, he decided to wear them home to show the misses.

Walking proudly into the house, he sauntered into the kitchen and said to his wife, “Notice anything different about me?”

Margaret at age 83 looked him over and replied, “Nope.”

Frustrated as all get out, Bert stormed off into the bathroom, undressed and walked back into the kitchen completely naked except for the new golf shoes.

Again he asked Margaret, a little louder this time, “Notice anything different

Margaret looked up and said in her best deadpan response, “Bert,
what’s different? It’s hanging down today, it was hanging down yesterday, and it’ll be hanging down again tomorrow.”


“Nope. Not a clue”, she replied.


Without missing a beat old Margaret replies, “You shoulda bought a new hat.”


A Sign of the Times



Hat, scarf, carrot nose,

That classic snowman look…but,

Texting on his phone?




My cousin shared a post yesterday that featured a collection of creatively constructed and unusual-looking snowmen; some funny, some thoughtful.

I picked this one.  It’s a little bit facetious.

And a sign of the times…

Talented Feet of a Different Kind

This morning my Mom sent me a link that included a youtube link, featuring this wonderfully talented young lady.  She uses her feet in a most creative, entertaining, and imaginative way!

Have a look!

As she charmed her audience, so indeed did I fall under her joyful spell….


A Funny Song

My son just introduced me to a new and funny song – had me laughing! – ah, you know those Irish. They help us see the humour in things.

Anyway, I decided to see if youtube might have a live clip of it, so I could share it with you all. Here it is. In the introduction, Sean describes the song….with added German words….and I realized that this was filmed at a live show in Germany. But you’ll get the drift, I think.  He sings the song in English.

It’s called The Sick Note and it’s Sean Cannon who sings it. He’s part of The Dubliners.




Wouldn’t it be funny, if…?

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Those Easter Island head stones are mind-boggling to me – their size, the carving of their faces, their origins, their meaning – a wonderful riddle that a civilization of ancient peoples left for us.

Every time I see them, usually in photos, they capture my imagination and sense of wonder!

And now this humorous touch…. 🙂

Classic Silliness!

Digging in the comedy vault….for good clean fun!

A superb and hilarious skit with Tim Conway and Harvey Korman!

Enjoy!  🙂



I used to watch the Carol Burnett show regularly with my parents.

It was guaranteed to have us laughing.  And since it was filmed in front of a live audience, so often we could see how sometimes the other actors had a hard time keeping straight faces – understandable!