Thursday, October 22, 2009

Okay, so sometimes my husband has to drag me home from the bars . . .



Okay, I will 'fess up.  Sometimes my husband has to come and drag me away from the bars.  I usually manage to get in several shots before he finally pulls me away.  This particular hang-out has several leaning posts and railings to support me so I don't believe I embarrassed myself too much.  Once while trying to leave I slid right down the pole and landed on my derriere in front of all the regulars.  This last time I climbed on a stool for my last shot, but I don't think anyone was too offended.  DH refused to hang around with me any longer, but I arrived home on a definite high anyway.  The regulars at the bar are such a gang of little monkeys!  They occasionally like to play a round of tag and are really good chasers.  Just don't ever say 'bottoms up' or 'here's mud in your eye'! 
 
So I've set out a few shots here for you too.  Partake if you will.  Let me know if they do it for you or not.























31 comments:

  1. amazing shots...i bet my boys could play there forever...who am i kidding, i would be right up there with them...too cool.

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  2. Yup, they do it for me too :D

    Happy Days, Bonnie!

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  3. Oh yes, they are an invitation!

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  4. beautiful shots...great play on words...fun.

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  5. I love playgrounds. The best way to get a natural high!

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  6. Ooooh Bonnie I wanna play!! The shots are amazing..they really are!!! Wonderful! I really like the 4th one!! BTW..I left you an award on my blog hon....Hugs, Sarah

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  7. that's hilarious! i thought we were just having another kindred spirit moment there ... as in 'pub' bars ...
    not that my husband has ever had to drag me home, mind you ... but i do like to have fun til the very last moment!
    love these photos ~ beautifully bright and playful!
    prairiegirl xo

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  8. Cool photos! The world would be a better place if we were allowed to have recess during our workdays. I love the monkey bars...

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  9. Does it for me, wish I had been there too, under your influence! Very creative with the bar talk Bonnie!

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  10. You had me going there, girl! LOL! I love your photographs, you bar-hopper!! Blessings!

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  11. Gosh, we've both got the silly stick this week; me with wooden tortoises and you at the playground turning through the hoops! Good shots though; colourful!

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  12. Like Prairie Girl - I also thought we were having a kindred spirit sharing moment!

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  13. Hi Bonnie

    I wanted to enjoy these bright shots but I found my eye kept tracking to the watermark...can you put it in a corner?
    How's the vertigo now?

    Happy days

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  14. Delwyn: Sorry they disturb you - however, I have had a few things 'taken' from this site without my permission. I plan to sell many of these images and do not want them in the public domaine. If I put the watermark down in the corner, the image can be taken, cropped and used at will. Have just started this since my images were recently 'plucked'. I'll try to make them paler - but they are there not to advertise my name but to act as a deterrent.

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  15. Love these shots! so colourful!

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  16. These are the kinds of bars I don't mind hanging out in. I'll be they're smoke-fee, too.
    :0)
    Terrific photos! I love all the primary colors, angles and lines.

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  17. Hi, Bonnie, I guess I'd echo Delwyn on the watermark. As for bar hopping, I do my share with kindergartners almost every day.

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  18. You're naughty Bonnie!

    Not the way I thought you might be from your opening paragraph, but naughty anyway.

    Love it.

    And loved your photography.

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  19. I was dragged (and occasionally thrown) out of many bars back in my day, but they were never as much fun or as colorful as these.

    Great shots.

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  20. You're a very talented photographer, Bonnie, and I enjoyed your play on words. I can completely relate to this post. My mom and I used to go to the park down the street late on a summer evening to have fun on the swings - something we did until I was in my twenties and she her fifties!

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  21. Your art is stunning, you are an amazing photographer!! It took me a few minutes to put it all toghether...I thought well this is an honest woman here, being dragged out of the bar late at night after downing several shots LOL!!! Glad to have found your blog
    Bunny

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  22. Yep, they do it for me. What great, colorful, interesting shots! Love your camera, what kind is it, if you don't mind me asking?

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  23. Thanks Everyone - I'm glad you enjoyed the shots! I enjoyed taking them and composing the post.

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  24. Nancy: Thank you. The camera is a Canon PowerShot SX200 IS - a neat little compact. I've only begun to explore its options and potential - but I am already feeling the urge to move up to an SLR.

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  25. For a minute there I thought, "What's this? Another side of Bonnie that we don't know?" LOL! Love the play on words! Great shots, too! Makes me want to be a kid again!

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  26. I am right there with you...just one more shot PLEASE!!!!
    So fun.
    Sherry

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  27. Oooooh, but I might fall off Besides, the kids would never let me join in.
    They'll call the park police and have me evicted.

    Wouldn't it be wonderful if grown-ups could join in without feeling foolish. Perhaps there should be particular times specially reserved for the older kids, i.e. us, like in the swimming baths.

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  28. Friko: A great way to refer to ourselves from now on 'the older, older kids'. What do you think? Do you like the slide or the monkey bars the best?

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  29. Oh, how fun, Bonnie! I love the playground and especially the swings, but for some reason I get terrible vertigo. Not sure the deal on that...but
    we always to entertain the child within!

    Happy weekend dear friend~
    ~Calli

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  30. These are the bars that I have not been seen at for some time!!! :) Great shots!

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