Saturday, February 10, 2007

All Things Broken

Broken robin's egg. (Click pictures for larger view) Posted by Picasa
"I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg." ~ Sir James Matthew Barrie, Scottish playwright, author of Peter Pan (1860 - 1937)
This weeks photo hunt theme is broken and lately there have been a lot of "broken" things around here, but none very photogenic. Starters and alternators in car engines, storage bins that fell into the floor with broken all-purpose cleaner bottles and the oven... well, the oven is intermittent, it turns itself off sometimes.

Bent and broken daffodil
"Beauty is but a vain and doubtful good; a shining gloss that fadeth suddenly; a flower that dies when it begins to bud; a doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower, lost, faded, broken, dead within an hour." ~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
So I searched my pictures and found a few colorful examples. I think these are much nicer than the picture of Nyssa's cell phone... also broken this week.

A broken egg... uh,oh!
"If you've broken the eggs, you should make the omelette." ~ Sir Anthony Eden (1897 - 1977)
Doesn't it seem as if everything breaks at once? Getting older seems to work on this same premise. I had a friend who had never been in the hospital, not once since he was born; he hit forty and within one week had to have an emergency appendectomy. Yep! Things all tend to break!

Broken clouds. (rebel)
"Kind acts are as bursts of sunshine through broken clouds." ~ Unknown
I love the glorious colors of sunset reflected in the broken clouds and the rays of light that shoot through the dark storm clouds as they dissipate leaving the world feeling fresh and renewed; and I love the pastels of sunrise over the mountains as morning breaks. So, let's see what's broken in your neck of the woods!

The theme for Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt this week is "broken". You can go here to "Grab the Scavenger Hunt code" and here to join the blogroll. This really cute logo is available there as well. The link to other participants is in my blogroll on the sidebar.
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