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Friday, April 03, 2009

Photohunt: Stripes

The photohunt theme is stripes. I began by looking around my house for stripes. The pillow has stripes of different widths. Some of the stripes have designs within them.
When I first replaced my bedroom window with a door leading out to the deck, I intended to keep it free of curtains so I could watch the birds when I wake up. I have privacy with the deck wall unless someone is on the deck. After a few close calls with the gas mete reader (the meter is accessed from my deck), I decided to put up a striped blanket for privacy. I don't want to scare the poor readers to death with a glimpse of my aging body au naturel.I only wear vertical stripes at my current weight although I have a small handbag that has horizontal stripes. It's not easy to mix and match stripes because they often clash with each other.
I spotted a striped umbrella at a garden center. For more stripes please visit the home of photohunters where people post on Saturday.

48 comments:

Yen said...

I love the last shot! It evokes warmer weather:)

Daryl said...

I like the 'clash' of stripes photo ...

CRIZ LAI said...

Hmmm... I thought I was the only one wearing vertical stripes due to my weight too.. LOL! :P

Cool shots this week Carver :)

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Mar said...

I love your sense of humor! that sentence about your body au naturel cracked me up :)

I don't wear horizontal stripes either, your findings are beautiful, Carver, love that pillow and the umbrella.

Mine is up, happy hunting and happy weekend!

Photo Cache said...

you are always very prolific with your hunt. i love that pillow, it has that southwestern design, right?

ancient one said...

You found some great stripes for photo hunt. You might even need to put up the striped umbrella for shade on this pretty day.

Annie said...

Excellent post (and funny!). I too avoid horizontal stripes at all times. I love the contrasting stripes in all the bags.

Have a great weekend! And I believe you said one time that you pull for UNC, so Go Heels! (sorry if I'm remembering wrong).

Randi said...

I love your post...I have never thought about stripes in this way...*smile*
Have a great weekend!

jmb said...

Lots of stripes at your house Carver. I was stumped at first but managed to find something a little different. Happy weekend.

jams o donnell said...

Great shots I do particularly love that pillow

Blur Mommy said...

Great collection of stripes! Happy weekend.

Leslie said...

Super stripes for this week and love your iris picture. :)

julie said...

These are lovely stripes and I must say I had LOLed on that part with the meter reader :D

Happy weekend, Carver!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Too funny, Carver! (Your "au naturel" comment.)

It's amazing how many items are made of striped fabric once you start looking, isn't it?

Sarge Charlie said...

you got lots of stripes there miss carver

Bengbeng said...

Alway enjoy reading your posts Carver :)

Expat Traveler said...

I agree with Yen - but these are all great finds with such a great story!

YTSL said...

Good spotting (or should I say "striping"? ;b)! Like me, I think you could/can see stripes virtually everywhere you look! :)

napaboaniya said...

I'll be screaming my head off if I were to awake with someone standing out there peering through the door!!!
Having the curtains for privacy is better for sure :)
Happy Weekend Carver!!

Mudhooks said...

Very nice...

EastCoastLife said...

I like the stripes on that pillow. I have never fancy curtains with stripes in my house but I would like to try it once. :)

girasoli said...

The pillow reminds me of a couch my aunt has! Same print. Funny story about the striped blanket on your door. Great stripes shots!

Aileni said...

Good colourful selection of Stripes.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Wow! You came up with a lot of stripes! I had a tough time coming up with just one photo! Nice job.

laagan said...

It seems like you are fond of "stripes". I love the first picture...it was so vibrant and full of color...nice one indeed

Vita Stunder said...

I love the sentence about your body 'au naturel', it made me smile :)

Great collection of stripes Carver!

My post is up too!
Have a great weekend :)

Anna

Liz said...

I love that pillow!

Cindy @ Fenced in Family said...

You found lots of stripes around your house. Very nice pictures. I love the idea of keeping the door bare to watch the birds...but I totally understand close encounters with the meter reader!

If you have a chance, come see my stripes picture too: http://www.fencedinfamily.com/blog/?p=1013

Emzkie said...

great collection of stripes Carver

Sherry said...

You've got a great collection of stripes there.
I'm in the same category with wearing vertical stripes due to weight, if I wear stripes at all. Why do so many manufacturers think of horizontal stripes only???

Ordinary Biscuit said...

There are lots of things in the house that has stripes. love your entry

rdl said...

that's a lot of stripes! good one!!

ipanema said...

beautiful subjects especially the last one!

happy weekend Carver! :)

Michele said...

I was looking around my house at well for stripes and don't really have a whole lot but after napping on the couch and looking in the mirror, I noticed a whole lot of stripes on one side of my face from the corduroy cushion I was using to sleep on... hehe... that would've made quite the photo!
Good think I wasn't leaving the house for a couple hours!!! =D

A great series of photos for the topic!

marta said...

You did an excellent job of looking around and finding strips. And so diverse. Great hunting.

Smalltown RN said...

well that is a fine collection of stripes I must say....amazing what you can find when you put your mind to it...or should I say camera....happy weekend to you..

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are lovely stripes. Great finds.

I love stripes but I'm afraid it's no flattering on me. :)

Thank you for the birthday greetings. I appreciate it very much.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Stripes are all around!
great hunt :-)

Willa said...

those are great sets of stripes!

srp said...

A great collection of stripes! I had to laugh about the meter reader! And of course the vertical stripes are the only way to go for me!
My stripes are here.

Voyager said...

Too bad I'm not a member of photohunt. I have a cat we nicknamed "Stipey", for obvious reasons>
V.

Sweetanlo said...

Lots of neat stripes, Such a fun umbrella!

Sweetanlo's Stripes

Greyscale Territory said...

Great bright variety of stripes! I am not a big size and still avoid wearing horizontal stripes because they seem to give the body a weird visual shape! As I am not tall, the look isn't good!

Tokenhippygirl said...

I'd say that's an excellent selection of stripes! Nice post for the theme this week!

Colin Campbell said...

Stripes. They are everywhere.

Mirage said...

I am late posting for the hunt but glad I did and saw your wonderful choices...the last photo is very inviting!

SabineM said...

Nice going on the stripes.. well done!

SASSY MOM said...

Those are lovely shots of Stripes. Thanks for dropping by.