2009-03-17

WWC: Diamonds & 1

The wildly wonderful colourful Tink is the host of the Weekly Word Challenge and this week she has assigned us the number 1 and the word Diamond. Now, never let it be said that I don't take my assignments seriously, I do research and put lots of thought and study into each and ...okay, so you're not buying that. Here we go, click to enlarge if you dare ;)



One got lonely, so he added a couple of friends.














Good thing the cop was busy, I am not sure they like having people take photos of their cars! "But, but, Officer, your car has a one on it and I do this thing on the net..."













The school sign board, my old standby, has something going on and the date has a one in it.
















Diamonds are everywhere, you just have to look for them, especially in ... parking lots?


















This is over the emergency exit of the school gym, I think it is one of those hazardous materials diamonds - sweaty kids inside!










We all know that diamonds are a girls best friend, but these diamonds appeal to guys too. Yes, under all that snow there is a ball diamond, you can just see the tops of the benches.



While doing my intensive research on this assignment (over at my friends for supper tonight) I happened discovered an article in the local newspaper indicating that the diamond mines in the Arctic are having some troubles, well, even in Africa I understand. The article is here, but the actual print edition had a very cool graphic of a diamond split in half. I took a photo of it, but alas, I only had my phone with me - I haven't yet loaded it onto my newish computer, so, it is still on the phone. What it boils down to is our government now owns three holes in the frozen tundra.





Diamonds? Maybe not, but this photo got a really cool flare.














Alas, these aren't diamonds either.








These wee little princess cut diamonds are the real thing though and my favourite cut for a diamond.















If you would like to join the wildly wacky crew of photogs, drop by and see Tink at Pickled Beef and she will set you on track.

Have a good day all.

19 comments:

David Cranmer said...

Once again very creative and as always told very entertainingly

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Isn't that a sad shot, baseball diamond covered with snow????

Leah J. Utas said...

Good work. I got a kick out of your un-diamonds. Now, I must go look up princess cut.

kcinnova said...

Well done, Reb! I cheated by using a photo from a different assignment last July. And I only submitted one photo. Your post is ever so much more creative!
I'm claiming illness, but really? I was uninspired. So I'm glad you are your usual inspired self!!

kcinnova said...

OK, I just read the linked article and I am amazed! I had NO IDEA that there were diamond mines in the "Great White North!"

the Bag Lady said...

Great post, sis!

I had no idea the diamond industry was in such bad shape. Guess now would be a good time to buy some new jewellry, eh? (to impress the cows...hahahaha)

Reb said...

Thanks David! Glad you enjoyed.

Gary, it is sad.

Leah, thanks. Just a square cut, but I sold so many round brilliants, I got bored.

Kcinnova, thanks, I thought about using "one" from last year, but then I found a few new. Yes, it was quite the discovery.

Thanks sis. Yes, sad isn't it? I'm sure the cows would be very impressed.

Aunt Jackie said...

Your diamonds are a lot prettier than mine, I must go home and clean them... and then every other photo was quite creative. Mine look so dull in comparison.

Geez I have got to start getting better; so in need of a creative and spiritual "lift".

:-{

Wonderfully done this week Reb!

Frank Baron said...

Nicely and cleverly done, Reb. Bravo! :)

Tink said...

Sparkly is good, diamond or not. Those rings definitely have lots of fire to them! I like the diamond over the gym. I had the hardest time locating any diamond shapes around here. My city is diamond-bias or something. ;)

Reb said...

Thanks AJ. Your spark will come back, never fear

Thanks so much Frank.

Tink, you are so right - sparkle is wonderful. Diamond bias, that is so sad.

Jay said...

Speaking of cops, I almost went into a pawn shop and asked them if I could take a picture of some of their diamond rings. then I realized that they might consider that "casing the joint" and call the cops. I know I would.

That poor baseball diamond still covered in snow is so sad. haha ;-)

Anyway, great job!

Barbara Martin said...

Well done post, Reb. The Edmonton Police Services shouldn't mind as the license plate was muddy. Most of them are okay. There were a whole bunch I had classes with at GMCC in the Law Enforcement and Correction program way back when.

Reb said...

Jay, yeah, you might have gotten some questioning about that! Are you laughing because we still have snow?

Barbara, most of them are good guys, but they sometimes forget their sense of humour when they are working. I wiped the plate myself, no one needs to see that.

Janet said...

creative and, in the case of the diamonds (or NOT diamonds), beautiful!

Dianne said...

I love the 1 got lonely - that made me smile

Reb said...

Janet, thanks!

Dianne, glad I made you smile ;)

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Reb,

I never would have thought of the baseball diamond, especially when it's covered with snow!

Terrie

Reb said...

Terrie, they are right outside my window, otherwise, I wouldn't have thought of them either.