Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge 2015, Week 44…a melange

Posted: November 1, 2015 in Cee's Photo Challenges, Nature
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Week 44 of 2015?  The first of November? How is that even possible? In my part of the world, we set our clocks back an hour last night as Daylight Savings Time ends. I can never remember when we’re supposedly saving time and when we’re not, made all the more confusing by the fact that Arizona, where my parents live, is content just to let daylight do it’s thing and not go “on” or “off” at all.  But I’ll try to enjoy the extra hour of sleep and not think about the number of people who evidently think that Daylight Savings Time means plants have longer to grow, more light, etc.  Sigh.

Only nine more Sundays left in this calendar year, but there are oddballs aplenty all around.  One of my online photographer friends said not long ago that he hoped I’d taken a photo specifically for this challenge or he would wonder about me.  Truth is, I’ve been collecting oddball photos since long before I discovered Cee’s challenge, so he, and maybe you, will just have to wonder. How can you not take oddball photos? The opportunities are endless and usually humorous.

The first two oddballs this week come from one of my walks on a trail in the park, the third from the Saturday morning farmer’s market in Naperville.

I wonder what species of frog this is?

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This worse-for-the-wear giant puffball mushroom was larger than my size 9 foot!

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Ever wonder where those Brussesl sprouts come from?  This stalk was as tall as I.  The farmer said it wasn’t by any means the largest in the area where he grew these monsters.

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  1. leannenz says:

    The Brussel sprout is growing out of a car park? That is not the normal technique for the farmers in the areas is it? yep very odd either way!

    • Ha, good one, Leanne. When I went this week, they had one huge stalk tied to either side of their tent supports. She said you can eat the leaves, like collard greens. What a weird-looking field or garden a bunch of these would make!


  2. leannenz says:

    ohhhhh! I seriously thought it was growing out of crack in the asphalt! and some had tied it up to a fence post!

  3. leannenz says:

    and the puffball is something else too! I thought it was a really old deflated soccer ball or something!

  4. The giant puffball mushroom I would list as oddball, I think of the other shots as quirky. It is possible I am putting to fine of a point on strange.

    • “Oddball” can mean all sorts of things, Charlie. One definition is “odd” in the sense of weird. Photos that don’t really fit into a specific category is another. Here are the definitions I found months ago online and are now used on Cee’s site:

      noun – a person or thing that is atypical, bizarre, eccentric, or nonconforming
      adjective – whimsically free-spirited; eccentric; atypical

      Those cover a lot of ground. But if you enjoyed the photos, that’s what counts.


  5. Cee Neuner says:

    These are great odd balls. Add this post to week 43. I’m taking a week off from blogging mixing a little time off with a small trip to. 😀

  6. Great oddballs. Our daylight saving goes on from the end of September to April. So we have a really long summer. The dates were changed in order to save more in power for some reason.

  7. Love your photos, Janet! 9 Sundays left?? Two of those will be out of town! Yikes!

  8. colonialist says:

    I’m glad you didn’t punctuate the mushroom ‘… larger than my size: 9 foot’ which is how I first read it!

  9. Cee Neuner says:

    Congratulations! I have chosen this post to be featured on Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge.
    I sure hope you have a wonderful week!

  10. That Brussels sprout is the tallest one I have ever seen. We tried to grow some one year, and ours were way shorter! That is some puff ball too. These are such great odd ball photos.

  11. These are all super oddballs! Love that brussel sprout.

    • That sprout really caught my eye. I had no idea they grew that large! Imagine what a field of them would look like. That would certainly be an oddball photo.


  12. dyule2014 says:

    Thank you again for all your Word Press Photography very wonderful