Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Theme Day: Under Construction

Today, June 1, 2011 is Theme Day across the CDPB (citydailyphotoblog) community. Growing up, whenever I saw construction sawhorses and those soot-laced old kerosene lamps marking danger zones at night, I knew I was in for an exciting few days. If the hole wasn't too deep, (we weren't that crazy) long after the workers quit for the day, we'd navigate to the bottom to check out their work. What fun! What excitement! What mischief! Those were days well before OSHA regulations ever saw the light of day. Their unfinished work was always left wide open for our investigations. One time heading up for bed, mom inquired, "Why the heck do I smell kerosene?" My passing retort was, "Mom, I've been working!" We kids drove our mothers crazy, I'm sure!

17 comments:

  1. Hahaha! Intrepid explorer hey Birdman!! I bet you kept your Mum on her toes alright!

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  2. You nailed this theme day. And told a good story to boot.

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  3. Interesting post. Good photo for theme day.

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  4. creative take on the theme, birdman.

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  5. Lots of signs there, I love the colors!
    Great post!
    Léia

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  6. My DH has some hair-raising stories about playing in home constructions, and it's good that Mothers never knew!

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  7. Nice capture of the signs all laid out on the ground like that.

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  8. You kids are crazy! I guess no one was around to stop you? haha. Great photo for theme day! Hope you had a wonderful start to June :D

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  9. The varied and bright signs against the dark ground are attention getting. Nice eye. How did adventurous children survive back in those days? I'm sure you wore a helmet whilst exploring...right?

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  10. It's amazing how many dangerous things we did as children and lived to tell about it!

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  11. I love the bright orange collection. I remember tromping around various houses under construction in my neighborhood. What freedom we have as children-- if you try that as an adult, you'll get the cops called on you!

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  12. Nice composition, Birdman. It is amazing you are still here.

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  13. A quite familiar story and a very original image for this theme day!

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  14. Kids today are missing a lot of adventures. Nice shot!

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  15. Well I never did anything like that because I didn't get the chance to...

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  16. Ooo I really like this one!

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  17. I, um, didn't get around to theme day but yours is the best I've seen. You are focusing on the process and strong graphics, not just the act of putting something together. Nice work.

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