Sunday, March 23, 2014

Invitation to Write



Camouflage

a)  the art of protection through deceptive use of colour and form
b)  any device employed to conceal or deceive

Today I viewed a newsprint photo of a young screech owl...having an afternoon nap...camouflaged in a hollowed out tree limb.  Its feathering of grays  blended so well with the rough bark, it caused me to search to locate this owlet.  I reflected on the wildlife paintings of Robert Bateman, whereby he captured such scenes.  Wolves in the Moonlight was one such illustration of his.

Series of photos are often e-mailed to me depicting animals, birds, insects, even reptiles...all blending and camouflaged colourfully and texturally with their selected environment...so vital to protection!

Human beings occasionally employ a form of camouflage to  “cover up” situations...with intent to deceive others to believe wrongly. Often the spoken words are ambiguous and intentionally left to the interpretation of the listener...who may understand either rightly...or wrongly. Even consider hunters and fishermen who, through use of decoys, deceive their prey.

Invitation!

This is a FIRST, to you my interested readers!  I invite you to e-mail to me a brief personal story or experience you encountered illustrating either meaning of “Camouflage”.  These I'd gather to publish in a later blog presentation.  I guarantee that I'll use only your Christian (first) name attached to your writing...or refer to you as “interested reader”...whichever  you prefer; please advise at time of sending.
I anticipate hearing from you...at earliest convenience.

Requested by Merle Baird-Kerr...March 23, 2014
Contact:  inezkate @gmail.com  or  mbairdkerr@cogeco.ca

2 comments:

  1. Tom writes: "Camouflage pictures are always very interesting.
    I can usually find them which is always intriguing to discover how they blend into the surroundings.
    I understand that the new driving test for seniors has a part in which you must find something that relates to concentration. Thanks, talk to you soon.

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  2. Thank you, Tom for your comments. Re the Seniors' new driving test which I believe is effective next year...it is composed of 2 questions testing the driver's cognitive ability. For example, a series of lines of letter p's and the senior is to circle the one that does not relate. For another, it could be lines of single numbers and to circle the one that does not belong in series.

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