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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

The challenge of unexpected seemed fun but challenging.

Added a couple you’ve seen but seemed good for the theme.  Knowing when to stop adding to the gallery is the difficult part.

swim coach as a leprechaunThe grandkids swim coach dressed as a leprechaun

lobster phone 1Mr. Wholey on his lobster phone



gravestones and railcarHeadstones and a railway car as we headed to Idlewild Park


man in a vanA man seemingly peeking out of  the back of the van



michael surpriseQuick, close your eyes for a birthday surprise, Michael.

Laura is surprisedLaura is surprised for her 30th birthday- nice party James!



alligator jerkyAlligator and Ostrich Jerky at the Renaissance Festival


pink water

Downtown by the Convention Center a wall of pink water for Breast Cancer Awareness

cigarette and teabag in a plantA cigarette butt and a teabag in a planter downtown



Fried picklesFried Pickles sign at Eat ‘N Park



stuffed animal windowStuffed Animal Window in New York City



flags in a churchyardA churchyard full of memorial flags in Millvale.



police eatingPolice having a snack in NYC



Birthday gift from her brother

Birthday gift from her brother



dog wash

Dog Wash?



Jack finds the air rushing






Discovering the rush of air


Maura (2)



fake geese

Two fake geese that I thought were real in Powell , Ohio




Finding the costumes at the History Center in Virginia.

Swim Coach Clay Saves the Day

After the Dive Championships at Worthington Hills Club in Ohio, we were waiting around for the results and awards presentation.  Jack McG (5) threw his favorite Woody (Toy Story) t-shirt up into the air.

A gust of wind caught the shirt’s billow and sailed it up onto the Pool Clubhouse roof.  Uh-oh.

Jack’s face would have made a good photograph but I’m not that fast.  He didn’t expect the shirt to disappear on the roof.

This kind man, who happens to be a coach of the Penguins of New Albany, came over and pulled over a stool AND a big golf umbrella, climbed up onto the stool and retrieved the favorite shirt, snagged it and flew it down to Jack.  What a nice guy.

By that time I had the camera to my eye, shot this image and then asked if it would be okay to blog him and he graciously agreed.  Thanks,  Coach. Good sportsmanlike conduct, eh?


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