Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Non Sequitur

I usually don't post graffiti--and truly, I have no idea what this says--but I like the picture. No photoshop, no messing. It is what it is. Kinda like not having a face-lift.

I'm too tired to write much about the photo. John says it could be an entrance to faerie. What with all our urbanization it's conceivable that such entrances exist in parking lots or other places in town. Faeries have to get home, too.

Or

I'm eating a cookie with red and green sprinkles on it. The green ones are teeny, tiny Christmas trees.

26 comments:

Gina said...

I don't think I will ever tire of making (and eating) cookies with sprinkles. I too have some with tiny green Christmas trees. I also have tiny gingerbread man, tiny candy cane, and tiny white snowflake sprinkles. The snowflakes are my favorite - I suppose it is the only snow we are likely to get here.

Pascal Jim said...

This photo makes more sense while viewing upside down. Difficult, but l'm older than most folks..

Shell Sherree said...

Wow. I like it too, Petrea. And the Faeries notion appeals to me. I'm waiting for a few of mine to return home.

Jean Spitzer said...

At first, I thought you meant you saw trees in your regular sprinkles.

Terrific photo. And thoughtfully, comes date-identified.

BaysideLife said...

It's a great photo. And the whole idea of it being the entrance to faerie is magical. I've got go look for those sprinkles that are Christmas trees, gingerbread men, and snowflakes. My cookies look so dull now with just plain old sprinkles.

Petrea said...

I don't believe cookies can ever be dull, Bayside, but I like the idea of sprinkles shaped like fanciful things. I haven't seen the snowflake ones, Gina. I'll look for them.

Now, I must go back and look at the photo upside down. Maybe that's how the faeries are getting to Australia.

Latino Heritage said...

Is there chocolate somewhere in the deal? May those of us who were Brownies also visit via the faerie?
By the way, I think it reads "Lyfer Ween mein 2010". Lyfer it seems is a graff or tag artist.

J+P said...

Hmmm—from the camera's POV, it's dark where we stand. It's more like looking out than in … I suppose a fairy could work a camera if it found one. Are you sure you know where your was, every moment of that day?

Speedway said...

It's the entrance to where the fairies make the teeny-tiny sprinkles, cutting them furiously with their teeny-tiny cookie cutters that have handles for teensier-tinier hands. Elves make cookies, fairies make the sprinkles.

However, at first glance, it looked like a rich, silk Middle Eastern tapestry, complete with calligraphy.

Petrea said...

Roberta, anybody can go. The caveat is, you can't eat while you're there or you can't come back. And faerie food is very tempting.

I take credit for the photo, J. What do you think the entrance is? I think it's through the sky/water.

Speedway, you exhibit perfect logic.

Bellis said...

"Lyfer ween mein 2010" is faerie for "2010 cookie dough delivery." There's an entrance just for that to the right - did you find it?

TheChieftess said...

I want to see the faeries making those teeny tiny tree and snowflake sprinkles!!! Can I , huh? Can I??? Then...I'll just have to taste one to see if a faerie cookie is different from a regular ol' cookie!!!

Bellis said...

Beware - faeries are not nice. Those are fairys.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This photo is intriguing and just lovely! Please pass the cookies over here...

Next week I will be making rolled cookies with some helping little hands, everything from dog bone shapes (not very much like Christmas, but whatever) to angels and Santas. Then we really make a big mess as we ice them (wild colors) and sprinkle with little sugars. It is enough to put the whole house in a sugar rush!

Petrea said...

Seriously, Chieftess, we'll have to start calling you Changeling.

I think dog bones are very much in the holiday spirit, Genie, but I guess that's just me.

Susan Campisi said...

I could use some sugar cookies with little green Christmas trees on them. And Tommy agrees with you, Petrea: dog bone cookies are quite festive and in the holiday spirit.

Aaron said...

Maybe that writing is encrypted transient code. Funny, like the dealers are getting smarter. XD

Ms M said...

Intriguing photo, surreal. I like it :)

Petrea said...

Okay, Susan, so it's not just me.

Aaron, the dealers are not getting smarter. By definition. Trust me.

I like it, too, Ms. M. Thank you. I'm even putting it in the running for my favorite photo of the year.

J+P said...

If you make bold to enter Færie, eat not of a morsel therein. Laggards among the ancient groves are taken thus, who live to lament their hunger among alien abodes.

Petrea said...

See, Chieftess? It's what I'm sayin'.

TheChieftess said...

Whew! I guess it's a good thing we're talkin' about virtual faerie cookies!!!

Speedway said...

Would a computer full of virtual faerie cookies need to dump then in order to clean out a system full of tiny virtual sprinkles?

Petrea said...

No kidding, Chieftess, or you'd be a virtual changeling by now.

Speedway, I think it depends on whether we're talking about a virtual Mac or a virtual Windows machine.

Dina said...

Oi, can we all get serious for just a moment? I need some hard information about the red and green stuff you put on Christmas cookies.
A lot of non-American readers of my cookie post are surprised, asking why/how the cookies are green.
I've never used the stuff myself.
Is it colored sugar or sprinkles or what?
Thanks.

Petrea said...

I think it's just colored sugar, or frosting, or a mix (so it hardens a little). If you read the package label it's probably got other, unrecognizable stuff in it.