Ordinary Matters (Day 16)

Welcome to 30 days of Photographs II.  Only 14 more days left. That’s like 98 in dog days. Except that dogs are too smart to join photo challenges. Unlike us. Click to see the list of themes.

And here are all the other people not as smart as dogs participating in this challenge: Ziva, MikeWJ, Mo, Meleah, nonamedufus, Unfinished Person, Mariann, Malisa, Nora, LaughingMom, Tanya, Elizabeth A, Kristen , Cheryl, Katherine, and 00Dozo.


Nicky – In the grand scheme of things, I think I’m a pretty average person. Average height, average weight – so they say, though I’m not completely convinced – average job, average life.

I don’t have any special talents to speak of. I can’t sing well, or dance well or even juggle. I have no artistic talent and I am certainly no Ansel Adams, as I think I’ve proven over the last 16 days. And as much as I enjoy writing, there will never be a Pulitzer prize on my mantle.  I’m really just an everyday person living an everyday life. Ordinary.

And that’s okay. Because I don’t have to do great things to make an impact. Because, you see, ordinary matters.

mother, son, kiss, love


Mike – I considered today’s theme and thought long and hard about how to depict Ordinary Matters. And then I looked it up. On the internet. And I lost an hour reliving passages from my philosophy and theology classes. Not lost really. Well, yeah. I lost that hour but I regained some insight. Ordinary Matters even ties into Yoga which teaches mindfulness about the little things, the day to day, i.e., Ordinary Matters.

Then I saw these two freaks in a storefront window and thought, yeah, they’re probably talking about Ordinary Matters as it applies to them. As cast iron cats. Sitting on a bench. With their pseudo-phallic tails. Probably.

That’s all I got.
ordinary matters to cats

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  • Nicky, there is nothing ordinary about you.  You are exquisite in every way.   I love this post.  It’s elegant in its simplicity.   Mike:  WTF?   Bring back Dobsen.   😉

  • What, these were the only ones, although I’ll admit that they’re 2 too many.

  • Mikewj

    It’s a great, great photo for many reasons, not the least of which is that you were willing to let the world see you sans makeup and hairstyle. Many women wouldn’t.

    And yes, I’d forgotten about the tree vagina. That’s really my favorite photo, but for entirely different reasons. I feel very close to that tree now.

  • Mikewj

    Unless you’re in the Average White Band, you’re not average, Nicky.

    And I hope you’re not in the band. Really. They sucked.

  •  Don’t forget the tuna, Honey.

  •  Nonsense  You are a Queen!

  • Wow, they are SO DIFFERENT!  The first one pulled at my heart strings SO MUCH.  BEAUTIFUL.  The second made me laugh!  Ummm or those TAILS on the cats?

  • They really ARE!

  • I don’t know what to say, except thank you, Jayne. Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Thanks Katherine! I’m so glad you like it 🙂

  • I’ve never heard of the Average White Band, so no, I’m not in the band. But I’m still average. 🙂

  •  Jepeto says to watch out for the woodpeckers. 🙂

  •  I know that stare.  Rosie almost turns me into Swiss cheese with his stare.  It usually means food or lap time. 

    He and Dood also walk around the house apparently talking to themselves

  • Gosh, I am blushing….all that praise is about to go into the toilet as I am trying to think of a picture for the TIME photos you posted today.  I got nothin’.  HHMMMM still thinking, though.

    I like the fact that you have stretch the themes a bit.  Very interesting!!!

  • My work schedule is odd so I’ve got to grab opportunities to take photographs when it permits. You’ve probably noticed, I’m fairly serious about photography. 😉

  • Yes, Nicky. Indeed you are.

  • Thanks for clearing that up  –  and in a more timely manner than Disqus would seem to share in (or care about) my confusion. (Albeit they are late, older comments are now trickling in.)



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