Friday, July 23, 2010

FSO shoes and feet

Last Sunday, as I was cleaning my shoes, in preparation for another working week, I thought about this topic, shoes and feet.  I decided there is no way I would post a photo of my feet.  They look a bit like these:


I've had a sore back so sensible boots are what's needed at the moment:

I love my boots, they are quite waterproof and have great tread.  I wear my boots to work and can then wear them around the farm.  Mud is easily removed.  Give them a bit of a polish and they are as good as new.  Oh, and did I say how warm they are?

Last Monday,Semester 2 started where I work and new students were welcomed with a powhiri at our Marae.    The powhiri recognises the coming together of two groups that are separated not only physically but also spiritually. It is a profound acknowledgement that we are all creatures of a spiritual realm.  While generally seen as a courtesy the principle of removing ones shoes is also a symbolic of leaving  the dust of Tu Matauenga (God of War) outside so that it does not soil the house of Rongo (God of Peace).

After all the students had filed inside there was an interesting collection of shoes at the door, representative of the diverse range of students.

I guess I'm just not a shoes and feet person.  Faces, I like but I rarely look down to check out the feet.  The footwear I like most are like the faces I like most, weathered and worn, those that tell a story.


Thanks for the topic, JarieLyn.  I bet there are some great shoes and feet photos coming our way from Las Vegas. 

I will be interested to see how the creative FSO people interpret this week's theme. 

Just a few more random feet:

Tui feet

Dog foot

flying feet

and Georgia is happy she has running feet

20 comments:

  1. My college roommate told me I have "feet like Ghandi" and ever since then I have kept them covered! Your feet can't possibly be more gnarled than mine. But we'll never know will we, because neither of us would be willing to take a picture!

    Pauline did you get a different camera? The resolution is beautiful on the dog's foot. Super cool.

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  2. Nooooo - those were surely MY feet in the first photo.
    Lovely boots - I'm attached to my winter boots too....but they can languish in the closet for a while longer.

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  3. Great photos as usual Pauline! I of course especially like to dog foot.

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  4. LOL....I know the feeling Giggle! Loved every shot. I adore my boots...thinking I need a pair like those! The get together sounds facinating...I would love to hear more about that!! Wonderful shootout hon!!

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  5. I love the frist shot, those are awesome feet, also the removing your shoes symbloic of leaving the dust behind is great! I like all the pictures

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  6. I love the tree feet! It is a shot that sends the imagination flying and I can picture the gigantic tree man (tree lady) looming above. I also liked flying feet. My first thought was it was a trampoline. Then I realized she had just jumped over that bar! How does she do that!!! I have to strain to jump over a garden hose!

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  7. Pretty boots! but not suitable for our country, too hot! lol

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  8. Flying feet!! Funny. I also love the doggie foot.

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  9. I had a good laugh with your first photo comparing your feet. Have you seen a ginger root? Then that is mine too hahaha! Like your black boots.

    Friday my Town shoot out

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  10. Pauline, I laughed out loud when you I read your narration to the first picture. I feel the same way about my feet which is why I edited every picture. All of your photos are so wonderful but I'm with you, I like the weathered shoes. They do tell a story, don't they? Oh, and I love your boots too.

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  11. It was so hot when I was out shooting I never even have boots a thought. Everyone has a different approach to a theme and that is what is so much fun. Great job.
    QMM

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  12. I love the comparison of your feet to the tree roots, and the commentary on the photos about your feet and the favorite boots. Very nice.

    "The footwear I like most are like the faces I like most, weathered and worn, those that tell a story." I love this statement.... and agree with you completely.

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  13. I love your boots! the pile of many shoes is interesting also. and the doggy paw, so cute. great shoot out!!

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  14. She jumped over the bar, soon she will be representing New Zealand?

    Re: Shoes off in the Marea, recently, I hear that people have to take their shoes off at open houses here in NZ, when they come out, some one has taken their shoes. It happens in Singapore too.

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  15. I am a weekly follower of this blog and I can say that your photos are getting better and become best! I like the parade of shoes

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  16. Love the tree feet! very clever.

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  17. I'm a day or two late...weekend camping...so catching up and stopping by to say what a great ShootOut you posted. Some very special feet and shoes photos....enjoyed it very much...Sue

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  18. I like the tree feet best. ;)

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  19. Those 'sensible' boots!! I love them.

    And the photo of the Tui. I would love to have a photo like that of a Tui in my collection. Fabulous.

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  20. Are you the one on the left or the right side ? I share your taste in fashion, I have a bunch of 501's, but my weak spot is for shoes! I have to say, that San-Francisco has the best ones! (for me it's a tie between SF and NY), thank you for your post! XOXO

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