This week’s subjects for Cee’s Black& White Photo Challenge are “Tongues and Tails”

If, like me , you have two pets in the house, this would seem to be an easy challenge. As easy as falling off a log I thought. Tongues at the front, tails at the back, DONE, SORTED, READY TO POST.  Needless to say, neither cat obliged with either a tail or a tongue to be seen.

Delving into the archives produced only one picture of a tail, or to be precise a fishtail which was never attached to a fish; and the second picture, which involved me taking my shoe off this morning, is of a tongue which has nothing to do with a mouth.

fishtail seat Blackpool

Fishtail Seat on Blackpool Promenade ©HelenBushe

“Located at Blackpool’s newly regenerated South Shore Promenade, the “Rotating Shelter” by Ian McChesney is an 8-meter-tall wind vane that will counter the strong sea winds and shelter the inhabitants sitting at the base. The shelter is finished with resilient “Duplex” stainless steel and stands tall at eight meters. Sitting on a turntable (4-meter diameter) with a built-in damper to control the speed of rotation, the shelter is designed to rotate according to the prevailing wind direction. The radical shelter works around two key elements – the vane, which rotates the structure – and a baffle that protects the occupants from the furious sea wind. The shelter is not just functional in use, but also boasts an artistic design, which bestowed it with the prestigious Civic Trust Award.”

(This seat really is fabulous and does afford shelter, turning slowly in the strong winds which often blow in from all directions)


My second picture shows (a) the tongue of my shoe and (b) my sheer desperation/determination to fulfil the remit of this challenge, and to do it TODAY:

tongue shoe black white Clarks

The Tongue of my Shoe ©HelenBushe



Marga Demmers · 22 May 2016 at 11:38

Very original interpretations of tail and tongue, especially the shoe (great photo).

eklastic · 21 May 2016 at 14:50

I love both your pictures. The sculputre is very elegant, but I like the tongue of the shoe even better – the textures come out perfectly.

    HMB · 21 May 2016 at 15:40

    Thanks for looking and commenting.

Cee Neuner · 20 May 2016 at 21:46

I like your out of the box thinking and photography. Wonderful Helen. 😀

    HMB · 20 May 2016 at 21:47

    Thanks Cee. Desperate situations call for desperate measures.

susurrus · 20 May 2016 at 18:16

Perfect choices!

    HMB · 20 May 2016 at 18:17

    Thanks. Choice didn’t come into it though . Had absolutely nothing else to fit the bill.

I'm always pleased to read comments.....

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