December Doodads - Day Twenty-Seven

Discussion in 'Image Quest' started by MiguelATF, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    Well, December and all the attendant hullaballo of Hanukkah, Solstice, Christmas and Boxing Day are probably wearing a lot of people out. I know I've been dragging on and off these last few days. But earlier today I saw a remarkable artifact, at a museum in Oakland, California, from the Tlingit peoples of the Pacific Northwest - a Frog hat/helmet - and while technically it's not a doodad in the traditional senses of the world, it's still an amazing piece of folk art and mythology.

    But I think it was the the eyes and the mouth that really got me.

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    Tllingit Frog Helmet by La Chachalaca FotografĂ­a, on Flickr
     
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  2. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    A theoretically edible doodad:
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  3. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    A half-eaten doodad. It should really be in Day Twenty-Eight, but I thought I'd continue the theme.

    -R

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    half eaten by clearbluesky44, on Flickr
     
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  4. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Trees will eat anything, just slowly. I always liked one description from Tolkien about the great strength of the Ents. He described it as the what trees do over years occurring in a few seconds.
     
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  5. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
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  6. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Sad and touching. We also lost our dog this year.
     
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  7. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    This ornament has been with me through three houses and graduted from Christmas tree ornament to year-round suncatcher in my kitchen.
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    Sunface Suncatcher by rubyj29, on Flickr
     
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