Ailsa’s travel theme this week is “Balls.”  She has some good quotes in her post, but when I connect the word “balls” and “quote”, what comes to mind is a line from one of the Pink Panther movies when Auguste Balls tells Clouseau, “When trouble calls, you’ve got Balls.”  🙂

This ball was found at Descanso Gardens, not far from where I was visiting our older daughter in Pasadena.  It makes a unique light shade.

© janet m. webb 2017

  1. Lenore Brashear says:

    If I remember correctly you can make one of these yourself. I think it was in the 60’s they were popular. You blow up a balloon to the size you want seal it, cover it with white glue, wind string around it and hang up to dry. Probably any color or kind of string would work. When dry pop the balloon and viola!!!! Have to be sure to leave space to put in the bulb the size you want. I think it would take a few tries to make it work but I have seen them being used but never made one myself.
    There are kits with a chain, wiring etc for your own DIY light fixture. I did make one using a basket.

  2. thirdeyemom says:

    Lovely Janet! How have you been? I have been sick in bed for a week now with a bad cold. First one in a year though so I should be grateful. Our weather hasn’t helped much either. But hoping to be on the mend soon. 😌

  3. Dan Antion says:

    That is a beautiful shade !

  4. andy1076 says:

    The reflections and shadows would certainly be something 🙂

  5. Marvellous complexity in that design in the way the twine intersects. The shadows cast must be very pleasing. Loved the Pink Panther series

    • The Pink Panther movies are hilarious. Such a pity that Peter Sellers’ life was anything but funny. The light wasn’t on the day I took this shot, so I didn’t get to see shadows, but I agree that they must be lovely.


  6. Lignum Draco says:

    Peter sellers was a comic genius. I’m guessing that movie quote was written by him. Fascinating shot.

  7. That’s a pretty neat lamp shade. It looks like crochet thread doesn’t it?

  8. uapsnu says:

    Madam, I should inform you that you are mistaken in your belief that the Pink Panther films are fiction. There is no need to be embarrassed, this is a common mistake. I am none other than Detective Tony Pastry of New Scotland Yard and I have it on good authority from one of my secret informants, Hugh Pratt, that Blake Edwards intended these films to be an accurate portrait of the great detective. And my informant is very reliable: he recently sold me The Mona Lisa for a tidy sum and on my next visit to Paris I intend to collect it. He’s very big in The Louvre, you know. I have modelled my entire career on Clouseau’s work and it has not been easy, I can tell you. If you do not desist in misleading the public in this outrageous manner, I may have to put you under arrest.

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