How Many Ways Can You Find to Look-up?

Thank you for this challenge, WordPress. I see now why I am not a world famous photographer. Ninety-nine percent of my photos are taken straight on. Some of them point slightly up or down, but by and large, I stand and shoot. I’m a straight shooter.

“Could you look up a balance for me?” I asked a Bank manager in Palm Springs while I visited in that city.

Let me look that up for you.
This amazing bank manager in Palm Springs spent five hours looking up and researching where two credit card swipe machines could have disappeared after we mailed them back to San Francisco. She did not know us, but solved our problems with her look-up!

“OK, I cheated a little. Forgive me. Scardy Kitty, quit looking up at me like that!”

“Meeedoooooowwwwwwnnnnnnnn”

"You promised the people you would look up, and clearly you are looking down at me!"
“You promised the people you would look up, and clearly you are looking down at me!”

“Yes, you are down. I couldn’t resist, Scardy. When I was busy texting and not driving, I looked up nearly jumped out of the car trying to get a picture of this fellow.”

Going to Hoover Dam
Going to Hoover Dam. This fellow clearly had been looking up in the trees.

"You promised the people you would look up, and clearly you are looking down at me!"

“You are not improving, Marsha. That’s still not up.” Scardy whined at me in the background as I typed.

How’s this? A ceiling. Is that better?

At Taliesin West in Sedona, AZ Frank Lloyd Wright used canvas for the roof. He did not have glass in the windows.
At Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ Frank Lloyd Wright used canvas for the roof. He did not have glass in the windows.

"You promised the people you would look up, and clearly you are looking down at me!"

“That’s more like it. I could sit in that window and chase birds if they flew in.”

“You’re dreaming now, Scardy. How would you even get up to those windows? They are high!”

"You promised the people you would look up, and clearly you are looking down at me!"

“Look up, Marsha, I’d jump on that chair, and up I’d go!”

Dream Chair looking up
Dream Chair looking up

“You’re going to use up one of your nine lives trying to jump on that chair, Scardy. Three Rivers artist Martha Windmann designed that chair.”

"You promised the people you would look up, and clearly you are looking down at me!"

“Very funny. It’s just a picture anyway. Look up over there. What is that thing? I see you in it!”

“That’s another piece of artwork, Scardy, made of phones and tablets. I found that in the San Jose Museum of Art in September of 2015.”

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Exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Art in September, 2015.

"You promised the people you would look up, and clearly you are looking down at me!"

“My head is spinning. I can’t keep looking up much longer.”

“Take a break, go walk that railing up there. The exercise will do you good, and you can look down from up there.”

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“Wait until you see this building sized praying mantis, Scardy! You won’t be complaining about the bugs around our house any more, Scardy.”

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Looking up outside Container Park in Las Vegas you can’t miss this huge recycled metal praying mantis. In the evening, instead of stars, tourists dodge the blasting flames out of its antennae at random moments. Kirk Jellum designed  this animated bug which consumes about 50 gallons of propane each night.

"You promised the people you would look up, and clearly you are looking down at me!"

“Help, get me out of here. I want to get back to looking straight ahead.”

“You got me started with your snide remarks about my definitions of ‘looking up.'”

Tiger display at the office of Ed Micham
Looking up at a cheetah display.

"You promised the people you would look up, and clearly you are looking down at me!"

“I like cheetahs, could we get one?”

“You would have to look up to it, respect its authority. Are you sure you want another cat telling you what to do?”

"You promised the people you would look up, and clearly you are looking down at me!"

“Let me think about that. Good try, BTW, Marsha. I caught that when you tried to sneak in another definition for look up. Not funny.

Wow, what’s this? I never thought you get a picture of a UFO, Marsha.”
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"You promised the people you would look up, and clearly you are looking down at me!"

“Marsha, where are you? Marsha?”

“Marsh………!”

 

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24 thoughts on “How Many Ways Can You Find to Look-up?”

  1. Too fun. Loved looking up with you and Scardy. Really awesome and interesting art displays! The, er, bighorn sheep? was fascinating, too- trotting over for a lick-lunch on the Hoover Dam, I presume? Enjoying an appetizer on the way, clearly. I have always wanted to visit the dam.

    Some goats climb trees as well as dams. Did you know this? Here you are-

    By the way, that praying mantis is astounding…very cool.

    Love the eyes on that leopard, and such lovely teeth.

    Too man grins at the end. Hope you made it back to Earth safely.

    Cheers,

    st

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      1. Oh, what a riot! Nature is endlessly surprising and fabulous. Apparently, we have goats to thank for coffee, too.

        How wonderful for your husband. Where did he see them? I would love to hear the full story. I am one green-faced toad. Lucky fellow! 😀

        Cheers,

        smiling toad

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  2. Great post! I looked up once in a pub to find old portraits had been hung on the ceiling which it turns out was not because I had had one too many but a real thing. There is so much lovely architecture up high that we mss as we wander around our city centres too.

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