Mostly bends and a few dents

This is my collection from the last three days.

I found some dents right here at home in our driveway. Our house has two driveways, one to the garages in front and the other to the garages behind the house. Ours is behind the house and I was always glad. Herr Schilling’s garage was on the other side. Herr Schilling is now 93 and was still driving his car up until about a year ago. He preferred not to back out of the driveway onto the street, which was wise. Instead he maneuvered a tight turn in the driveway, often not without casualty. The ground light was smashed, the post supporting the roof for the bicycle shelter was splintered and both exposed drain pipes were dented. He’s hard of hearing and I don’t think he ever noticed. He resisted giving up his driver’s license, for which I had sympathy, but he was a hazard on the road. By now the light and post have been replaced, but the dented drain pipes remain as a reminder of Herr Schilling’s wild days behind the wheel.

As you can imagine, I never parked my bike there.

The rest of my images are of curvy things which we can call folds and bends and a few creases, too.

Creases are plentiful in leaves.
A bent limb
Corn silk bending over
Janos flying his drone in a bend of the road – no trees too close this time.
Bent poles in a quonset construction providing shade
These beautiful hibiscus blossoms …
…have fine wrinkles and creases.
A lot of wrinkled pages on the strip between the bicycle path and road
I took a closer look and from the snatches of text I can read here, the legal aspects of divorce and child custody are discussed. Kind of sad. I wonder if someone threw them out of the car window in rage. There might be a story there.
Again an early morning ride to Lake Starnberg, it is so lovely and cool at that time of day. The spokes of the umbrella are bent.
A graceful bend
Here we are looking at the bent light as the sun shines on the stones in the clear water.
Bent croissant
Not a wrinkle to be seen, but there are folds in the t-shirt.
Throwback to the pareidolia challenge – with plenty of creases and wrinkles

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

3 response to "Mostly bends and a few dents"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 25, 2022

    An excellent collection!!!
    The leaf photos are particularly fascinating with all the folds, wrinkles and creases.

    BOLO! Herr Schilling driving, especially if he is reversing!!

    Good to see Janos has another drone — even Ryan Van Duzer has been known to crash a drone or two.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: July 25, 2022

    OMG. Such a great collection of all the challenge fodder! Love the corn silk resembling golden hair, the swan’s neck, the horse getting shaded, those croissants, and what a pareidolia!
    I find myself surprised at litter along your roadway — I thought we here in the USA were the champions of that. 🤨.

  3. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: July 29, 2022

    Some great photos. Alas Herr Schilling’s reversing days are over, probably for the best.

Leave a Reply