This weeks challenge is to give a twist in the picture, something that unexpectedly surprised you. As I have found there are surprises around every corner such as this palm tree certainly surprised me when on one of our dog walks we saw a twist that had not previously been seen.
Other twists are of a human kind. When told to meet “under the dolphins” this person decided on wearing the appropriate gear.
Another, naturally occurring element of nature gave me a surprise. This is New Zealand’s desert. The rainfall is next to nothing and not a tree in sight. If I’d seen this photo I would have thought Australia and certainly not given New Zealand a second thought.
On our trip to Vietnam/Cambodia we were surprised that a lot of German Shepherd Dogs were in the country, mostly left by the American and Australian forces when they withdrew their troops. These dogs are highly valued and an image of them has been created that adorns many an entry gate, much like the blue lions do. We searched high and low for one to take home. It took us into some surprising places, places that tourists never went. We eventually found one and then carried it, wrapped carefully in clothing in my backpack. It is equally surprising that it made it home in one piece as disobedient Roger defied the airport directions not to take luggage trolleys on the escalator. Naturally the back pack went somersaulting from the top of the escalator to the bottom. I could just see our china GSD in pieces, but no, it arrived home surprisingly whole.