Ball and Chainlink by mbrutus

Ball and Chainlink

Took a little President's Day day trip with my "Ball and Chain," when I happened to spot this ball and chainlink. Shortly afterward, Mrs. Brutus mentioned how frequent and unpredictable stops for picture taking detracts from her enjoyment of our promenades. But at home, upon seeing today's offering, she expressed her unqualified approval. Guess that makes this the best tennis shot Yours Truly has ever made. And I'm happy to report that, at the Brutus home, the score is now knotted at Love-Love.

Allow me to mention that, if time permits, you might enjoy viewing this particular photo on a black background.

Thanks to all for their recent comments and Favs. Most kind and appreciated. If I have not been able to visit your projects lately, please know that I plan to do so very soon.
What a fantastic photo and I “love” your story!
February 19th, 2020  
Great shot and story to go with it.
February 19th, 2020  
This is such a fun shot! Cute anecdote.
February 19th, 2020  
Lol! Glad she has seen the error of her ways...best way to love a photographer is to enjoy a good look around or a book or some such while off on a promenade
February 19th, 2020  
Lovely photo and story. Made my night.
February 19th, 2020  
There is a balance that I try to make with my hiking husband. He tolerates my camera but sometimes not so much. I like the this for not your average find shot.
February 19th, 2020  
A note "I don't know which I enjoy more -" your neat shot orte wam story with it
February 19th, 2020  
Agreed that the black background makes it pop nicely. And I'm glad the Mrs. saw the light. It's an awesome action shot (but likely a very unfortunate tennis shot).
February 19th, 2020  
I can only echo Milanie, your shots are brilliant but the narratives do it for me. You have such a wonderful way with words. You certainly are better off than I am, hubby does not stop for me to take photos ;-)
February 19th, 2020  
Great and unusual photo. Your photos always have a funny twist. And you story is wonderful. Fav
February 19th, 2020  
@louannwarren @redy4et @jgpittenger @kuva @danette @joysabin @milaniet @stray_shooter @ludwigsdiana @caterina Many thanks to all of you for your comments on my photo and my story. I did decide to take this picture because it was somewhat out of the ordinary and offer a graphic or abstract flavor to it. As to the story, you are all too kind with your compliments. There is more than a shred of truth to it, though Mrs. Brutus would likely prefer to be left out of my silly narratives. I did appreciate hearing from all of you how you deal with your similar travails with spouse and other loved ones.
February 19th, 2020  
@jgpittenger Thanks so much for the advice. Mrs. Brutus has, at times, resorted to all those strategies. But somehow seems to tire of all of them. On a rare occasion at our favorite botanical garden she will find a favorite bench and half gladly, half resignedly, read her book.
February 19th, 2020  
@joysabin Yes. It is hard to know which way their moods will go sometimes. I have tried many times to get her to take up photography, herself. Always unsuccessfully.
February 19th, 2020  
@ludwigsdiana I commiserate with you about your husband's reticence with indulging your pastime. I'm sure that given the chance, he should always be happy to accommodate a photographer as accomplished and talented as you.
February 19th, 2020  
@mbrutus thanks for your kind words, it is an ongoing battle when I ask him to please stop for me ;-)
February 20th, 2020  
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