The Lens-Artist Photo Challenge is Flights of Fancy, which is hosted by Johnbo this week.
I will start with photos that whispered “flight of fancy” to me:
ABOVE: Up, up, and away – a fancy visual flight
ABOVE: After many a flight of fancy – the feathers always settle
ABOVE: Fledglings dream of future flights of fancy – while growing in the nest.
Johnbo described “Flights of Fancy” in so many different ways and gave us many options. I liked the Farlex Dictionary definition
- Flight of Fancy can be an imaginative but impractical idea.
- Flight of Fancy is a cliché that uses flight in the sense of a soaring imagination, a usage first recorded in 1668. Given this sense, fancy (also meaning imagination) makes the phrase somewhat redundant.
- Oliver Goldsmith had the idea, if not the exact wording, in his poem “The Traveller” (1764): “To men of other minds my fancy flies.”
That line from Goldsmith’s Traveler poem led me to these next two images of travelers at the beach.
Above: Exhausted from so many flights of fancy, he crashed right there, in his beach chair