Saturday, December 15, 2007

Conformity

Brown deck, brown leaves, brown lizard. Boring and dull...but safe.

We are all trying to fit in, not to stir the waters. Have the days of hippies, counterculturists and nonconformists gone the way of disco?

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind, don't matter, and those who matter, don't mind.” ~ Dr. Seuss

19 comments:

Nikon said...

The hippies sold out ages ago, they are the materialists they supposedly despised.

freefalling said...

Ah - wise words Dr Seuss.
Couldn't agree with them more!
March to the sound of your own drum, I say.
Pirouette, sashay, frippee.

oldmanlincoln said...

Oh, a reminder...I watched a kind of special about Naples, Florida last night on some channel I stumbled across. It was most interesting. They featured some lady and her two teens and why they liked Naples. She had lots of money as she paid over 2 million for a new house there. The program seemed to put over the point that Naples is booming because it is a tourist destination and lots of people move there after vacationing there first.

I enjoyed the whole show.

I also enjoy your blog.

Frank said...

Lizards and Dr. Seuss, now I can have a great weekend!

Jilly said...

Personally I don't find this photograph remotely boring. In fact I love that it's natural, real, not painted, not commercial, not perfect - and it sure ain't dull. It's beautiful, it's in balance and it's nature.

And no, the days of hippies haven't gone anywhere - they are alive and well and in my case, living in Menton with a load of dog hair.

Steve Buser said...

I love the photo. The monochrome look makes the veiwer focus on the textures -- a lot of that in there.

I don't remember much about the old hippie days.... but they say if you remember the 60's you weren't there

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very pretty, nice colors and tones! :-D

Z said...

I think I see some aspects of the days of disco showing up now and then. Mirrorball tree ornaments!?!

Pat said...

Ohhh, Isabella, I really like this photo. This is my kind for sure!\

Pat

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Helen said...

I like the photo ... I love the quote!

'Through-JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi Isabella,
This is such a wonderfull still-life photograph also full with sun and life:) Thnaks you are making me smile with this photo:)

Come and look at my blog and see my alternative christmas decoration. Have a great weekend!

JoAnn greetings,

Chris said...

I agree with Jilly. . .not boring at all!! Actually, the first thought i had was, "FANTASTIC LIGHT!"

Thanks, by the way, for checking out the birthday collage to my son today on More Nashville Photos. I appreciate your kind words!

Ex-Shammickite said...

I didn't get as far south as Naples, but I enjoyed Ormond Beach! And I saw quite a few of those little lizard creatures too!

Rambling Round said...

That Dr. Seuss is a wise fellow! Love the camouflage too.

Moi said...

Rebels with/without a cause ???? I think I saw some in Seattle!!!! :D

Lessie said...

How cute is this little fella!

Keropok Man said...

hehe... I actually have a toy replica of this!

when i leave it on the table, it irritates my sister! :-)

WendyB said...

Here lizard, lizard, lizard.

JAM said...

Wonderful photo. I like the composition, exposure and everything. The angle of the light makes it.