Monday, May 3, 2010

a song for the magpie

magpie asked for the eighth image from the eighth file and the story behind it...
arkansas, april, 2004
we came upon this one-of-a-kind motel after seeing a faded billboard promising
river-side rooms...never has a little motel so lived up to and exceeded its promise.
there were many great photos from that day
on a camera less than two weeks old...my very first digital.
this is one of the least successful images but it's the eighth.
magpie, i'd like to opt out of the second half of this challenge but
thank you for tagging me and sending me back to this wonderful memory,
particularly because this is my 500th post at CDP.
thank you all!

27 comments:

Birdman said...

Happy 500! Thanks for the memory shot this morning. When we traveled cross country, these gems popped up around almost every corner. For that matter, they do each day for me, and I've traveled these footprints a lot. Amazing what life holds, if you just get off the merry-go-round and ponder!

Birdman said...

Cool! We must have started on this 'journey' about the same time. I just checked... post 513 for me this AM. Just cool!

Yvi said...

Congratulation for 500!

Great photo! I like the light and the reflection...

Anya said...

Congratulations
500 Wow!!!
Go for the 1000 ...... :)))))
I'm on my 352 th post
sooooooooo many hehe....
I don't know or I reach 500
its so many ;)

(@^.^@)

Cezar and Léia said...

Congratulations dear Brattcat, your blog is full of beautiful images and amazing stories like this one that you remembered now.The picture is outstanding, beautiful scenery!
I would love to know more about the stories behind the pictures!Cool!
Léia

Abraham Lincoln said...

Your legacy will be what? A record of the past is quite a legacy don't you think? Imagine what computing will be like 100 years from now.

Small City Scenes said...

500 is quite a good number and the 8th of the 8th. I think it is a wonderful photo and there must be more stories about the motel in the water. MB

Sunny said...

A stunning image BC. Congratulations on your 500th post, I look forward to the next 500.
Sunny :)
Newton is one of about 10 kids from a nearby farm. They were out in the pasture with the rest of the herd.

Jacob said...

500 posts?! Congratulations.

This is quite a photo you've posted...because of the way the light makes a sort of wake, at first I thought you were on a boat moving away!

Hey, at my advanced age, I can't see so well either!

JM said...

Congratulations! I will be following the next 500! :-)

Sharon said...

This is a lovely photo! Congratulations on the 500th!

Sharon Creech said...

I love this water scene w/fog rising (or descending?). Happy 500th, brattcat. What gifts you have given us!

Magpie said...

Congratulations on your 500th post, brattcat, and thank you for playing. It's a wonderful picture and the memories sound special also. I love the nostalgic feel of this photo.

Marie-Noyale said...

If it still exists we need the address of such a gem!!!
Bravo for your 500th.
Like JM, I'll be there for your next 500!

lizziviggi said...

Congratulations on 500! We have been blessed 500 times over. If this was one of the less good images, I'd love to see the others! This one seems dreamy and magical.

Malyss said...

500!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!500 pictures, 500 wonderful moments shared with you!
And this beautyful golden river matches perfectly with this special post!
Hugs from Nice!

helenmac said...

If this photo is not one of the best, we must see the others! The monochrome is beautiful with the water and fog.
Congratulations on 500 posts! I am at 1/5 of your output.

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice golden image. Congratulations on number 500!

Amin said...

Hello,Dear friend!Wonderful photo!
Happy 500!Congragratulations!
Excuse me.Our telephone line was closed.

VP said...

I wish you a great half thousand!
By the way you helped me in discovering that I had already unknowingly passed this number a couple of days ago...
Again, congratulations!

Bob Crowe said...

How well I remember my first digital camera and some of the pictures I took with it. This is a nice picture but you're work is so good now.

Carraol said...

Beautiful golden image, perfect for this celebration. Congrats and I look forward to the next 500!

Gunn said...

Congratulations!!
I have enjoyed so many of your photos!
Do keep up the very good work!

Hilda said...

Beautiful!

I'm a day late (yet again), but congratulations on your 500th post! And thank you so much for sharing your beautiful part of the world with us through your wonderful photos and words. You are as special as this image.

slim said...

I like this soothing image, Brattcat. Congrats on the 500 mark. It really is quite an accomplishment particularly posting after your mishap. I hope you opt to post 500 more!

Amin said...

Beautiful place.

Patrick - Lucas said...

bravo, superbe photo