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Photo Blogging Challenge - April

So P.J. over at A 'lil Hoohah has this photo challenge going. It's a monthly thing and asks participants to shoot five photos based on a monthly theme. April's theme was transportation. And I covered this off in two ways. First, I used my sense of humour that I know you've all come to know and love and took pictures of things you may not think actually represent transportation. Second, I took all the pictures from a car. Transportation. Get it? You're about to. Here we go...

A bus on the Ottawa River Parkway.

The entrance to the soon to open driving range.
(Get it? Transportation? Driving(?) range.)

The entrance to the boat storage at the marina on the Ottawa River.
They'll soon be dropped in the water and docked.

Rent-a-bikes near the Rideau Canal.

A Canadian goose out looking for it's flock.
Hey, aviation is transportation. To be on the safe side
there' a car in the background.

And that was my April in pictures of transportation. Fly on over to P.J.'s blog, you can click on the link above, and see what other folks were up to.


Debra She Who Seeks said…
Very creative!
babs (beetle) said…
I think they all represent transportation perfectly well :)
nonamedufus said…
Thank you. I tried.
nonamedufus said…
Well, thanks, Babs. I appreciate that.
MikeWJ said…
I like the marina photo best, mostly because it's dark and troubled looking. Also, because I like boats and the water.

I also have a question for you: Why are those geese called Canadian geese? We have so many here, it seems to me they could be America geese. What makes the Canadian?
P.J. said…
Oh, Dufus. Well done this month. And the humor (spelled right), well, it sticks out. However, I'm shocked that you called that bird a Canadian Goose. It's a Canada Goose. I think that's because no country wants to claim them as their own, so just the name of the country? I used to call it a Canadian Goose too. Then I was corrected (more than once) in the newsroom. Who knew?

Oh yeah, don't forget to go put your link in the linky thing, so others can see your post!
Ziva said…
You are such a funny man, my Dufus, always making me smile. And I love the photo of the goose.
nonamedufus said…
They eat Tim Bits like they're going out of style.
nonamedufus said…
Canadian/Canada same diff. Boy, you're picky. Hey I had trouble accessing your blog this morning but was able to link up this afternoon. Some great photographers this month. Impressive.
nonamedufus said…
Almost looks good enough to eat, right?
GeoKs said…
Got a couple of smiles out of me this time around. Those rental bike stands look pretty appealing. Our oldest son will be in Ottawa for a while this summer...maybe he can check them out in person.
QMM said…
Hello NN, thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods in the Bluegrass State. I enjoyed your blog. Very creative take and some good photos. Glad to meet ya.
nonamedufus said…
It's an interesting innovation. Not sure how it works. I guess feeding coins into the rack unlocks a bike which can be dropped off at another rack elsewhere in the city.
nonamedufus said…
Same here QMM. Been a little sick lately so pics from the car was all I could manage this time around.
P.J. said…
I guess you can take the person out of the newsroom but not the newsroom out of the person?
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Cheryl said…
Thank you for including the goose. I wanted to post 5 birds in flight and managed to restrain myself but not without a whole lot of internal dialogue. The entrance to the driving range looks so inviting. I hope you feel up to shooting some gulls when the greens are ready.
nonamedufus said…
If I can get my anemia in check I'll be out on the links just as soon as possible.
nonamedufus said…
I know I'm a former English major, then journalist and old habits die hard.
mike said…
So I see Bixi has infested the Ottawa area too. I'm all for cycling but man, Bixi riders are some of the worst cyclists out there. I feel that it's because many of them aren't regular cyclists, so the inexperience shows.

Nice shots. That lone car is sitting duck when that goose does its fly over
nonamedufus said…
Yeah, we've had those bikes for several years now. I've never seen anyone riding one though. And I suppose that car owner's goose is cooked.
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lisa said…
I like the way you think! Great interpretation of April's theme! I'm new to this challenge so I'm not aware of your sense of humor....but am looking forward to seeing it in the coming challenges.
Mike Davis said…
Your driving range pun gave me a LLOL! (The bonus L is for 'literal')
nonamedufus said…
Thanks, Lisa. You're very kind.
nonamedufus said…
Glad you enjoyed it. I was just puttering around, really.
Nicky said…
Except for the pic of the bike stand, April in your neck of the woods looks just about as overcast as ours was. May seems to be shaping up nicely, though. I hope you're feeling better, mon ami.
nonamedufus said…
The other 4 pics were all taken on the same day on a drive back from my accountant. I was the driver. The bike pic was a sunnier day and I was the passenger. But, yeah, April was overall the pits. May? I can take this 25C weather, for sure.
Paul Myers said…
The photo with the bikes make it look they're a bunch of exercise bikes out in the open. Just sit there going nowhere, while losing some weight.
nonamedufus said…
Ha, they do don't they. Ironically I haven't ridden a bike to exercise in a long time.

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