July 30, 2009

Meme To Me – The Picture Thing

As the few wanderers who stray into this blog know, I’m not great at regular blogging, but there’s a meme going around that caught my eye. Literally. Probably because I like using pictures as story prompts.

Catherine Gardner, over at the Poisoned Pen, got it from KV Taylor, who got from… never mind, you can track it if you like.

Here’s the deal:

1) Post ten of any pictures currently on your hard drive that you think are self-expressive.

2) NO CAPTIONS!!! It must be like we’re speaking with images and we have to interpret your visual language just like we have to interpret your words.

3) They must ALREADY be on your hard drive - no googling or flickr! They have to have been saved to your folders sometime in the past. They must be something you’ve saved there because it resonated with you for some reason.

4) You do NOT have to answer any questions about any of your pictures if you don’t want to. You can make them as mysterious as you like. Or you can explain them away as much as you like.

The hardest part was finding just 10 among 1.5 Gigs of images. I'm posting them all in one hit because I'll just forget otherwise. I can explain most of them...


  1. Ooh, is that poop. Gross.

    I love the first picture. She looks as stylish as my little neice.

  2. That was my granddaughter, who thought that my hat was made for her. (Doesn't fit me either...)

    The poop was on the footpath near our house before the last election. The little sign, which was already in it, has a picture of John Howard (our ex-PM) and the words "Core Promise" - something he was known for breaking.

  3. Me too. I had a story in mind about a guy who goes to see his girlfriend, spends the night and never, ever leaves...

  4. Great pics you have! I like the one with the little 'whatever they are' between the fingers.

  5. Hi Robert – They’re Marmosets, Pygmy ones I think. To me it really encapsulates our responsibility towards all animals. They can’t be replaced…

  6. Jeez - I have nothin' as expressive as that on my hard drive! There's some thought-provokin' images here.

    I can see a story or two in them thar pics.


  7. Thanks Brian

    Yeah, every now and them I get a story from some image or another.