This week, the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge theme is Reflection.
Usually archive photos come in handy when photo challenge themes come out.
However, this weekend we had the chance to visit a small little local park and grabbed photos for the “reflection” theme.
A little later in the day – after we visited this small park… I told my hubs that the park reminded me of canned soup. We chatted for a minute and then he agreed.
What did we mean by canned soup?
Well you know how canned soup has “old” ingredients, which have also been processed? And canned soup is edible – and might be really great for wartime – but canned soup is processed and it is not really that fresh? This park seemed that way – it seemed “man designed” – processed and a bit worn – it did not seem like being in the raw outdoors.
Still nice, but had that “canned soup” kind of feel.
Before you think I am dissin’ on the small local park, I am still grateful for any and all parks.
Last month we watched the miniseries, “The Men Who Built America” – and I was reminded how we have Teddy Roosevelt to thank for so many of our parks.
The show did not mention much about Teddy – he only came in at the end of the show – but they highlighted how he was “helped” into office, as vice-president, by powerful organizations who never imagined he would become president. The miniseries was great and I now know how to say the name Carnegie properly: Car – ne’ – gie – :0) while we also saw some ugly connections to the early business in the U.S.
Anyhow, Teddy’s devotion to conserving our natural and cultural history is something to be thankful for – even with some of these canned soup kinda parks.
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