Sunday, June 5, 2011

'There is no season such delight can bring As summer, autumn, winter and the spring.' ~William Browne

(From a distance)



Stumpy and his wife Martha went to the State Fair every year.
Every year Stumpy would say, "Martha, I'd like to ride in that there
airplane."

And every year Martha would say, "I know, Stumpy, but that airplane ride
costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars."

This one year Stumpy and Martha went to the fair and Stumpy said, "Martha,
I'm 71 years old.  If I don't ride that airplane this year I may never get
another chance."

Martha replied, "Stumpy, that there airplane ride costs ten dollars, and
ten dollars is ten dollars."

The pilot overheard them and said, "Folks, I'll make you a deal.
I'll take you both up for a ride.  If you can stay quiet for the entire
ride and not say one word, I won't charge you, but if you say one word
it's ten dollars."

Stumpy and Martha agree and up they go.  The pilot does all kinds of
twists and turns, rolls and dives, but not a word is heard.  He does all
his tricks over again, but still not a word.  They land and the pilot
turns to Stumpy, "By golly, I did everything I could think of to get you
to yell out, but you didn't."

Stumpy replied, "Well, I was gonna say something when Martha fell out, but
ten dollars is ten dollars."

65 comments:

Tamar SB said...

Oh wow! What a cool perspective on the carnival ride! And the sun flare make even more awesome!

Tamar

Grandma J said...

LOL. I love this post. I used to love carnivals, mostly for the rides, now it's all about the food.

Brian Miller said...

hahaha...love it...and that pic is awesome! we went to a carnival friday night...lots of fun

Mari said...

I love the picture! The story is good too. :)

Pumpkin Delight said...

Ha! Funny story. The photo is AMAZING.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

LOL... too funny! Had to read that one to the hubs! :) Great shot Becky!

Shey said...

hahahahahaha! Oh poor Martha!

Skeller said...

made me laugh! too bad I was eating my cereal at the time :-{

ps. LOVE the picture!!

Danyelle said...

Great shot!! I love the angle and perspective and flare.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

I don't even want to post mine now. That shot is stunning, B...and PERFECT for this week!

Chris said...

oh!my!
Way too funny! :)

Team Lando said...

BEAUTIFUL shot. As always. I admit, I'm getting kind of obsessed with your blog. I love the stories and the photos. Thank you for sharing with all of us!

Rachel said...

You are such a nut - in the best possible way - because I laugh every time I come here :)

Bernadine said...

Gotta love Stumpy, Martha trained him well, ten dollars is ten dollars:)

Ky said...

LOL!!! Good one, Becky. I can't stop laughing! You tell some very funny jokes. xx

*Jess* said...

I love this one so much, Becky!

Stampmouse said...

great shot very well done

Eleanor said...

Ha! That is funny....and a great shot!! I do love that sun flare.

Casey said...

This is awesome!! Love it!

Scott said...

Cool photo. Nicely done.

Annie said...

Love the pic and LOVE the joke! I had to read it to my 13 year old and he laughed out loud!!! Thanks!

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

Ha... good one!

Simple Girl said...

What a great photo! So graphic and you can see their joy even though they are "at a distance!" :-)

Buckeroomama said...

I love this shot, Becky --it's awesome in every way!

Aww, poor Martha!

:)

Jenny said...

HA HA HA! That's priceless, and so is the photo!

Me said...

An amazing entry! LOVE it to bits!

angie {the arthur clan} said...

Your entry is such an amazingly cool angle Becky...love it!

-Angie

P.S. Love your Stumpy & Martha story too. LOL!

Carly said...

Great perspective, and I love the sun flare and soft colors!

SillyHille said...

Love it! It took me a minute to even find the "faces"! The lines pull my eyes around the whole photograph in a really fun way!!

tiarastantrums said...

oh - the real summer fun begins!

SBSAKE Photography said...

Great picture! I love how you can see the thrill of the ride from it!

Amanda said...

very creative and super fun !

Annie Bananie said...

I love the perspective!!! Beautiful photo!

JWC Studios - Jason W. Cline said...

Very cool angle!

ninabakke said...

Cool

Scott said...

Nice capture Becky! Hey saw you are now following me on Twitter! Sweet ☺

Raymonde said...

What a ride! Clever capture Becky. xxx

Leovi said...

Beautiful view with a suggestive light. Greetings

Anita Johnson said...

Sorry to hear about Martha, but that shot is STUNNING!

jen@odbt said...

Amazing photo!! Thanks for the laugh this morning...wasn't expecting that : )

Brandis of HEARTdot™ said...

i am SO in love with this photo & needed that lil giggle too :) thank you for stopping by my site. you are truly fabulous!

xx

Katie McKnight said...

I pretty much love everything about this - the silhouette, the profiles are perfect, the composition and light. Ah, love.

christy said...

Awesome photo!!

TechnoBabe said...

Most sincere thanks for your help with the company refusing to acknowledge their overlooking my refund. I thank you so much for your taking time to contact them and for forcing a response from them. Your rock, Becky.

Sonya said...

You get the BEST angles when it comes to photos..WOW! love it

Tracy P. said...

This is phenomenal. All of it! Thanks for the perfect start to my week! :-) You have a good one too.

Alison said...

Great picture! I really like it! Visiting from I Heart Faces.

Shady Lady said...

Love the sun flare in this shot! And oh the joy of the ride. Nice... (Thanks for stopping by my blog!:)

Patty said...

That is a great shot! wow

Jamie said...

This is a cool shot! I love that you can see the girls smiling and have a fun time.

Maddy said...

Hahahaha!! The story is priceless!! Sounds like something Kleber would do ;o)

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

the perspective on this shot is great...where were you, lying sideways on the ground? its such a fun capture.
poor martha.
have a great week!
M

Krystyn said...

That's a great carnival shot...and the story? Cracked me up!

redheadreverie said...

LOVE THIS PHOTO! When I saw it yesterday on the blog I was WOWED!

As for the story, shared it with the seniors at the retirement community where I work...they thought it was HILARIOUS!

Christine said...

I love this shot! What is it about rides, they make such great photos!

squeeekphoto said...

hahahahaha! Okay, the image is awesome, but the joke is great! Thanks for the laughter. xoxo

Susan said...

Awesome picture Becky.

Hope you have a great week!

kimmyskids said...

Wow this is so cool!

Sarah said...

I love this perspective.

Michelle said...

bahahahaha!
Love the photo, it's STUNNING!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's awesome!

jgdavey said...

I agree, great perspective and beautiful light!

My Photographic Eye by Irela said...

This has got to be one of my FAVORITE photos. I love the feeling I get when I look at it. It just warms my heart. Great shot Becky!!

Erika B said...

Love the angle of this shot. Beautiful soft summer light.

Erika B

wendy said...

ooh my this shot is just perfect!!!
your perspective is amazing!