I had curves growing up, my knees and my elbows! Most everything else about me is straight. EXCEPT that I have astigmatisms in both eyes, and I can’t draw straight lines. Even my ruler slips when I try to make straight lines, so I go with curves. This week’s WP Photo Challenge: Curves highlights my favorite artistic stroke, the curve.
My former daughter-in-law can’t see either, but she can still paint, if you like abstract curves. (my favorite)
Gazing at meandering streams and rivers as they curve across the rocks gives hours of pleasure.
What would indoor racetracks be like if not for curves?
We threw Kalev a curve last Friday. We took her for a nice drive into the mountains on a curvy road for rattlesnake aversion class. She was the smartest doggie that day according to the lady in charge. Her learning curve wasn’t too steep. The steps in rattlesnake aversion training are simple.
- The leashed dog sees a little snake coiled up on the porch. It (the dog) is supposed to back away from the snake when it hears the rattle. If it doesn’t back away from the snake, the trainer will activate a special collar that will give the dog a pinch in the neck as though it had been bitten.
- The trainer takes the dog to sniff a rattlesnake skin.
- The trainer walks the dog near a rock that rattles. The dog gets an obligatory pinch from the collar.
- The dog sees a large rattlesnake coiled in the grass. If it doesn’t avoid the rattler on his own, puppy gets a pinch. Then the owner calls the pet, and the perfect dog avoids the rattlesnake and runs to the owner. Kalev backed away from all snakes, and only got one obligatory pinch in the neck. All for a mere $75 and 10 minutes of training at max.
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