|In honor of Towel Day, the boys decided to curl up with their towels and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.|
|Henry: "Shhh, Momma. Zachary's getting to the really, REALLY good part."|
|Towel Day was started back in 2001, two weeks after the author's (Douglas Adams) death.|
Zachary: "Do you mind?"
|Ok, Ok... I get the hint. I'll leave you to your reading.|
Dog Blog Post #699: From Daily Dog Challenge we had...
207. Wrapped Up - Share a picture of your dog wrapped up in something today!
... tying in nicely with...
Scavenge Challenge May 25, 2012 - "25). If you are a lover of Douglas Adams' "Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy" and related works, be sure you have your towel! Towel photos should be posted to the pool on May 25, International Towel Day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Towel_Day.
For those unfamiliar with the book, you have my sympathies, and a quote:
"More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have "lost". What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with." -- HHGTTG
I first read HHGTTG on a plane headed headed to college (or possibly back to college) in the early 80's. I hadn't laughed that hard in years! It is one of the few books I was able to share with my son, as our tastes in literature are quite different. To hear him laughing his way though the book was a definite joy for me. :)
Our Daily Challenge - May 25, 2012 - "Far Far Away"
"Space... the Final Frontier."
|I just can't set up without Henry demanding his picture be taken. What a ham!|
Editor's Note: Yes, I know I promised more pictures of Henry's Hats, but I filled the blog today with towel pictures. I promise to do my utmost to include the hat pictures tomorrow!!! Honest!
As for the making of this shot, the background is sheet from a set purchased when we staged our previous home for sale. While the comforter is much loved and worn now, the sheet was never used and makes a great (IMHO) backdrop for space themed pictures. The book is resting on a clear acrylic dish holder, and for the first two shots a ramekin filled with treats sits between boys and book.
A bit unusually, this shoot was taken in exact reverse order from what you see above. Usually, with "story" posts, the story flows from the shoot itself, with my favorite shot often being one near the end. Recent examples of this include Three Guesses, Loot, and Voted Most Likely To (Part II).
An exception to that is the recent round of concluding shots, often a shot with just the props. While I think they make a fitting end to the posts, they are often taken first while I'm testing out lighting, composition, or camera placement. The boys hate it when I do that, and grumble mightily from the other side of the baby gate until I let them in!
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