Thursday, March 1, 2012

theme day - electricity

spinning, whirling, dancing dials


23 comments:

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Ah, yes, I remember my dad taking me outside when I was very young and showing me how much electricity we were using along with the concept of slowing down the rotation of the dials. Great perspective, bc.


Bises,
Genie

Doug Hickok said...

A visual poem, in appropriate meter.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

When you think about it, it's kind of amazing they haven't come up with something different in the last 50+ years - that's the same meter they used when I was a kid!

VP said...

It is alway spinning, night and day!

Kate said...

Like your photo, Doug's comment is pretty clever.

Birdman said...

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Sharon said...

I love it! I've watched those dials go around many times.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love those dials Brattcat, reminiscent of days gone by, nice!!

slim said...

Birdman says it all . . .

Bibi said...

Here they have less expensive rates after midnight to 8 a.m. I do much laundry at that time....

Jilly said...

Great idea to photograph this. Now why didn't I think of that?!

Malyss said...

"Dials", a word that I used often with "sun"..

cieldequimper said...

I'm trying to imagine them spinning real, real fast!

Lowell said...

I dialed your number
Got a spark
It was fun
If but a lark!

Nice theme day photo. You don't think cats screech, heh? Why would that by Brattcat? :-)

Leif Hagen said...

How's it measuring up, that electricity?!
Perfect for theme day!

Virginia said...

Love this. I'm happy that this winter the dials have been moving very slowly! Other years we've had some hard freezes and even snow. Maybe we will dodge that bullet t his year!
V

PS Meeps is all black, hence the reason I wanted to buy that black knitted kitty kit in Paris.

Tash said...

Fun to watch, isn't it? I like your choice very much.

Jack said...

With so many utilities rolling out smart meters, these will be collectors items before long.

Carraol said...

Energy, a very expensive product!

Cezar and Léia said...

Cool idea for the theme!
Léia

Sharon Creech said...

Exactly what Doug Hickok said so cleverly . . .

Irina said...

I heard about "specialists" here in Russia who could "repair" the count and make it move into opposite direction, so the figures went down. The only problem was to control and repair it back from time to time))).

Buck said...

One of the older meters, very nice. Mine is electronic; the truck drives down the street and the meter radios the readings to the computer inside the truck.

I like yours better!