Sunday photoblogging: bike

by Chris Bertram on January 25, 2015



Lee A. Arnold 01.25.15 at 12:24 pm

What happens if you crop to the center of the third wheel?


Donald A. Coffin 01.25.15 at 7:07 pm

Biggest damn veggies I’ve ever seen…must be in Alaska…I really like this. A lot of people would not have realized how good a picture this would make.


Peter Hovde 01.25.15 at 7:22 pm

Appropriately colored, too.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© 01.26.15 at 4:47 am

One of those turnips should last a few weeks, I reckon.


bad Jim 01.26.15 at 7:19 am

Nightmare in green and purple, or, still life with rutabagas and three-speed women’s bike.


ZM 01.26.15 at 7:29 am

Surely you mean : Three-Speed Women’s Bicycle and Rutabagas in a Landscape? ;)

Are rutabagas really just turnips?


anon 01.26.15 at 4:09 pm

ZM – Rutabaga is American for Swede. These are just regular turnips.


bad Jim 01.27.15 at 5:52 am

Nature morte is more like what I had in mind, garish bike contrasted with even more garish and rather less than scrumptious veggies.


ZM 01.27.15 at 6:30 am

I wasn’t really quarrelling with your description Bad Jim, I just couldn’t resist the opportunity for a joke – Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape is the name of a sestina about Popeye. I never looked up what rutabagas were before, so at least now I know what they are.


bad Jim 01.27.15 at 9:52 am

ZM: to be candid, I was struggling for a rhyme or some other silly word play on rutabaga, but the word itself is so inherently risible that, though some such might be possible, it would probably be unnecessary. Much thanks for the mention of the sestina. That made my day.


Bloix 01.27.15 at 8:23 pm

Rutabaga is originally the Swedish for swede. Rota bagge = ram root (i.e. animal feed). Rutabaga is amusing, true, but it’s not as funny as neep.


Chris Bertram 01.28.15 at 9:25 am

That’s interesting, Bloix. When I was visiting the GDR in 1984, there were no fresh vegetables on sale in the shops (though there were lots of allotments). When we went to the zoo, however, there were vast piles of turnips. We mentioned this to our hosts, who went away to get the German-English dictionary, which translated “turnip” as “Tierfutter”.

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