Should Have Seen This One Coming!

Should have seen this one coming!

All images and words Copyright 2012 Naomi Baltuck

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  1. Funny – I took a similar shot of my son at the edge of a waterfall in Eugene parodying the caution sign…something about not going beyond this point…then I had to walk away so as not to get my “mother anxiety” started.

    1. That is funny, Scilla! As long as they were lying on the ground, I felt okay about it, but in the next shot (not shown), I found myself wanting to clip them to my belt with the camera strap to keep them away from the edge.

    1. Hi Carol, it reminds me of you and your kids having fun, posing in the road or the cemetery. I have a feeling our families might have some things in common! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Having been the designer of many a public sign, I couldn’t help but think, “What? And who in the world is Cliff Falls? Did he pay for this advertising?” I sincerely hope this ISN’T their day job! ( the sign maker, that is.)

    Love that your children engage in such frivolity. That joy in the spontaneous moment – icing on life’s cupcake.

    1. That kind of fun certainly is the icing on the cupcake of life! (I love that expression–definitely a keeper!) Oh, my gosh, you would enjoy England! I think the rule for English sign makers is “Never say anything in two words, if you can find a way to say it in six or eight.” Compared to us, they are extremely polite. Instead of “Curb your dog” they say, “Please don’t allow your dog to foul the sidewalk, for the sake of convenience and consideration of others.” I love England!

  3. I love the signs I see when traveling. This one is priceless. Love how they got right into the swing of things too. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Kourtney. My kids are not shy about that sort of thing. I remember picking my son Eli up after his soccer practice, along with a car full of my siblings, all dressed up after a pre-Halloween trip to the thrift store. Not only did we not embarrass him by coming in costume, but he let us dress him up too, right there in the school parking lot, and then take him to the DQ in what we thought looked rather like an Elvis costume.

    1. Dear Kasia,
      Thank you so much! I really appreciate the honor. I have been trying to catch up with my blogging after a summer of storytelling and travel, but I read that you have released your book. The cover art was great. Congratulations! I am looking forward to reading it!

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