Wandering around town on Thursday with my camera I passed a lovely old house which is the busniness premises of David Reed Homes. The door knob and knocker caught my eye so I decided to ask could I take some photots. There was no response to my knock on the door, there was a For Sale sign outside, I looked through the windows, saw nothing, and presumed the company had already re-located elsewhere, so felt free to go ahead. You knpw what they say about people who ass-u-me!
I was down on my knees getting up close and personal with the door knob (maybe I should change the wording of that?) when I heard a man's voice behind me. I nearly jumped out of my skin and spluttered about how I'd knocked and was going to ask permission. The man was charming, probably more than a little amused at my embarrassment, said there was no charge on photos of his door.
A little while later, when I stopped to take photos of the trolleys outside the supermarket an entirely different stamp of man asked me what the hell did I think I was doing? I explained just taking photos of the trollies, I'm mean it was pretty obvious! He went on his way muttering that there were crazies like me everywhere these days! Unlike earlier when I had been embarrassed, this time I just thought that was hilarious.
Feeling quite pleased with my life as a "crazy" I headed down to the Town Basin for a cup of coffee. Dancho, the lovely Bulgarian waiter at Reva's, agreed to pose for a photo back in November when I was collecting photos of faces. (I still think he has the most fabulous face!) He always remembers me and when I said I wanted a very "pretty" cup of coffee he seemed to guess why. I was disappointed with the shot of the coffee but happy with the one I got of the sugar bowl. Isn't life like that? You never know what's going to make you happy until you find it. And, in my case, it's nearly always comes as a surprise.
The photo may have been disappointing but the coffee wasn't and where better to sit and drink it?
Another shot I got that I liked was this one. I am so attracted to solid, old rusty things with lots of character. (No offence intended for any of my friends, by the way!)