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Five Photos, Five Stories – Day Five: Double Penetration

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Florida weather
Can be unpre”dick”table
Better watch your back
-Side

Thank you Clare at My Creative Cosmos for inviting me to join this wonderful challenge.

This photo was taken February 12, 2014.

Kinda, maybe you should be 18 to read this one. Yeah, not really. Now that I have your attention, I am going to sadly disappoint on the subject matter. My job requires that I closely follow the weather. I often have to work outside or prepare for incoming storm event samples so one of the first things I do after my alarm goes off is check the weather so I can prepare my attire accordingly. Imagine waking up to this. I thought, “I have to be dreaming, This must be a sick Wunderground joke”. Now the shape of our great state looking like a particular male appendage has been the butt of many a joke (sorry). Alright already, we all know the state looks like a giant flaccid penis. Now lay on top of that (sorry) a mirror image storm system complete with what looks like Tampa Bay and the string of Key islands at the tip.  I snapped a screen shot just to prove I wasn’t crazy. This past fall I started messing around on Twitter and posted this picture with a caption that went something like, “A little known weather phenomenon that occurs in Florida referred to as Double Penetration“. Unfortunately no one thought this tweet was particularly funny. My gutter-minded, sophomoric sense of humor thought it was fucking hilarious (sorry again). Oh well, you can’t win ’em all. Maybe the haiku will do better.
And if you know me, you know I’m not really sorry at all.

OK, here is where I am going rogue. I am not going to follow the strict rules and pay it forward to five other folks. An elaborate explanation of why can be found on my Five Photos, Five Stories – Day One: Fog post if you care to read my obnoxious rant. Here are my rules: If I follow you, I admire and respect your work. If you would like to take on this challenge, please do so as I would very much like to follow what you create. This concludes my challenge post of  photos, haiku and stories, guilt free with the hope of inspiring someone else to take a shot at it. If you take on the challenge and want to follow the original rules, I think that is great so here are what the rules are supposed to be:

The Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge rules require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph – it’s entirely up to you.

Then each day, nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge.

Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command. Today, I invite (insert nominee here) to join the challenge.

I would like to give a special “Thanks” to all of the wonderful bloggers that follow and support me and especially to Clare for being so patient with me. This challenge has been a blast!

This is also a response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature which inspired a theme for my five day challenge and will be incorporated in each of the five posts.

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2016 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

22 thoughts on “Five Photos, Five Stories – Day Five: Double Penetration

  1. This, among other reasons, is why you delight me!!

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  2. Thank you! Glad I’m not running everyone off.

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  3. And if you do? You’ll find new followers who love you for who you are!!!

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  4. Hahaha… My thoughts exactly. Maybe because I check the Fl. weather every morning too. Don’t know, but this made me laugh out loud!

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  5. Excellent! That is what I wanted it to do.

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  6. Are you in South Fl?

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  7. I’m in the Northwest corner, Panhandle, Redneck Riviera, (LA) Lower Alabama or about a mile from the western AL border, the Cinderella of FL.

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  8. Where are you? I love finding fellow Floridians! I think it is really cool to follow so many folks all over the world too.

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  9. Hi Christy,

    I love your sense of humour.

    Clare

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  10. Oh yeah. I haven’t fount too many people from Florida, though. It kind of surprises me.

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  11. Ah, top notch horse and cattle country!

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  12. I do love the ponies!

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  13. Ha, ha! Good one! And thank you for pointing out the obvious to me – I must have looked at the map loads of times but it never occurred to my (pure and innocent) mind!

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  14. When you live here the analogy is unavoidable. Or maybe I just have a dirty mind….

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  15. Well, it sure looks like a cluster F to me, DE. Thanks for linking back to your original post, too. Holy crap, how’d I miss that?

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  16. Hey, I appreciate you took the time. I am still digging the timelines of the folks I follow, especially those that have been blogging for a while. Half the fun of blogging for me is reading other people’s work and I never feel like I have enough time to read everything I want to read. But the up side is I don’t think I will ever run out of new discoveries.

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  17. It’s going to take a while before we can match our Jazz Fest experience, Christy. Just saying. That was special.

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