Thursday, June 17, 2010

Continued Iowan Neighborhood Goodness

Lauren has a secret profession. She is a mushroom portrait photographer. She is quite renown in the mushroom world. All the best shrooms come to her for her art:

Candid family portrait with baby

Gritty Senior Portrait
Family Portrait (the mother is especially unfortunate looking - just sayin')


Family reunion at Aunt Polly's House

Score (list provided by Lauren, my comments are in red)
  • Frog on porch shouldering the weight of the world, er... gazing ball... (how wonderfully terrible): 2 points
  • Heart shaped trellis not in use as a trellis but as a fanchy schmancy butterfly schwoopy flower windchime hanger! (could not have said it better!): 2 points
  • Adorable snail couple, sooooo slow... I've been driving by for days and they never seem to get anywhere! (there are pretty speedy as compared to the mushrooms): 2 points
  • Last but certainly not least: Family of Mushrooms... and lantern thingys masquerading as mushrooms (the women have a tendency to go round in this family, sigh as well as mine):5 points
Mushrooms do hang out in families, as evidenced by my family portraits.

Subtotal: 11 points

Creativity Bonus

The family gathering of the mushrooms and their nearest and dearest snail friends is sweet but 2 points for the Frog Atlas.

Total: 13 points

Uncle Charlie is late again but he hopes to make it there by dessert.

7 comments:

  1. Are you certain that guy in the costume knows he is a mushroom?
    I am headed to the emergency eye wash station.
    The second photo is disturbing in a funny kinda way.

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  2. Yes, he is a happy happy mushroom. But I agree the family portraits are all a little disturbing in a funny way.

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  3. That's so funny. I was laughing out loud and reading this to my kids. Nevermind I sort of wrote it. It was still funny. Yes and disturbing. The boys also agree the mom 'shroom is penisy. My oldest son wants the mushroom costume.

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  4. Lauren, thank you for sharing your secret passion of capturing the true essence of mushrooms in a non-posed fashion.

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  5. Hmm, I was going to buy mushrooms for dinner; now maybe not!

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  6. ChrisJ you will be fine, just don't get the penis-y kind.

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