These days, in honor of Cee’s challenges, when I’m out shooting, I always take a few odd ones. Because I know I’ll have a good use for them when this challenge comes around.







  1. I also find myself taking strange objects for an odd ball. I now have the habit of taking photos whilst on the way to the supermarket with Mr. Swiss. I do not get out as much as I used to on walks unfortunately. Love your odd balls, and hope that the Scottie does not mind being qualified as an “odd ball”.


    • We have three of them. They are mosaics and they were part of the wall that enclosed a huge old mill (Bernat Mills) which burned down some years ago. There are three of them, all built during the late 1800s, depicting life in the village. There isn’t much left of the mill — it was built mostly of wood (brick veneer, but inside and in the back, OLD dry wood). Most of the wood mills have burned down.Others are being taken down because of the danger of fire. The stone and brick mills are surviving, converted to condos, affordable housing, or business centers.

      https://youtu.be/O25ujRrSN8A – Someone actually took a film of the fire. It was a HUGE fire and went on for more than two weeks and involved every volunteer fire department for miles around (all the fire departments in the valley are mostly or all volunteer). It was sad because the mill had been turned into a business center. Fortunately, it was the middle of the night and no living things were hurt. Just businesses having to rebuild and relocate.


        • It’s a socially redeeming repurposing of the buildings. Some mills are architecturally beautiful and all of them are located on the river.or a canal because that’s what powered them. They are very popular dwellings and it’s nice that some are affordable and for seniors. Waiting lists for all of them, naturally. Great retirement communities. It’s a lot better than letting them fall to pieces.

          The mostly wooden ones are fire hazards. There have been a lot of fires and now, finally, they are either installing proper sprinkler systems or tearing them down. Before they tear themselves down.

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  2. Ever since I started my Wednesday photo feature (Which of course, was inspired by your Serendipty Photo Prompt), I’ve been doing more and more of this too… finding random and strange things I can exploit for a post on my blog. A lot of times, these pictures are more interesting than the things we want to take photos of…


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