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Steampunk Armadillo



The armadillo bleeds
Beneath hard armor facade

In response to Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo Challenge: Armadillo

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. © 2015-2023 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.

21 thoughts on “Steampunk Armadillo

  1. Nice title-picture combo as a very creative challenge response. Good use of “materials-at-hand”. The poem explains the redness seen in the picture. Touching poem as sometimes we mistakenly assume the tough exterior is also what is on the inside.

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  2. Perfect. Poignant and throught provoking and full of so much truth.

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  3. Yeah, where’s a good armadillo when you need one. Thank you for your kind words.

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  4. What an imaginative response!!! I couldn’t think of one.

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  5. Thank you! I thought the broccoli steamer might be a bit out there but I was desperate. I live in the land of the armadillo yet I haven’t seen one dead or alive since Jennifer started the new challenge series.


  6. I’ve only seen one… perhaps two, in my life. It was thrilling both times…maybe. The second time was a few blocks from my home in Mexico and both I and my passenger thought we saw one cross the road but neither of us could believe it so convinced ourselves we might not have!

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  7. That is an awesome take in the prompt. I like the image an the poem

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  8. Thank you Melinda! I thought I might have been stretching it a bit too far so I’m glad you see and like what I was trying to portray.

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  10. I think it’s perfect. The challenge is more fun when we have to stretch and mine was stretching it too

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  11. Aaaw , thank you. I wasn’t going to get “skunked”!

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  12. The use of the steamer is a great response to the challenge of armadillo deprivation.

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  13. Thank you! Armadillo deprivation -that has a nice ring to it…….

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  14. Yours is a fantastic response to the challenge … and what an intriguing photograph. Bravo!

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  15. You’re very welcome!

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