Raindrops on Hosta leaf

9 05 2012

Thanks to my friend (and new photo buddy), Michael P., for pointing out this photo op at Green Spring Gardens on Sunday afternoon!

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.



3 responses

9 05 2012
Betty Londergan

wow — the one raindrop that is morphing into two … can’t believe your photography, Cindy!!

9 05 2012
Barbara Garneau Kelley

Oh wow!

9 05 2012

I’m with Betty and Barbara – wow! Has anyone other than this commenter noticed the elephant in the large drop at lower left? He has little-bitty eyes and really long tusks. I also see an eagle with wings widespread and several continents as viewed from space. I see several other images, but all the others are not acceptable.

I was administered the Rorscach ink-blot series in my mid-twenties, one of numerous tests to determine my qualifications for commissioned officer training in the U.S. military. As you well know, I retired as a non-commisioned officer, an NCO. I was denied officer training because my genius IQ was far above the intelligence quotient required for that training. I would have been horribly bored in my duties. Genius IQ is generally considered to begin around 140 to 145, representing ~.25% of the population – only 1 in 400.

Your readers can take the Rorscach ink-blot test here it’s lots of fun:


Part of the second paragraph above is false. I just made up the part of not qualifying for training and the reason for disqualification. However I did take the Rorscach test but it was not for the officer training, and to the amazement of everyone, including me, my test scores were in the genius range. I declined officer training because I did not want to be the oldest Second-lieutenant in the United States Air force, and also because I was near the top of the enlisted grades with just one more stripe to go. I opted out because life was good, the money was fair and I was not required to do any heavy lifting. Had I known that my opting out would land me in VietNam at the height of the war just one year later I would have cheerfully, with lots of gusto, served as the oldest 1/Lt in the Air Force.

My opting out of officer training is the subject of a future posting – stay tuned.

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