I thought of taking the easy route and shooting my neighbor's recycle bin. It's blue and recycling means taking something old and making it new. And since I have more soda cans than I can fit in my bin, I often borrow some of his.
Any way...his bin was in his garage and it wasn't very photogenic anyhow. So I just pushed on.
The lazy part of me thought about just hitting the archives and maybe using a shot of Stonehenge but that's not even in my country, let alone my hometown. But at least it was old.
This fellow is not so old but he's old enough to be an antique. I grew up playing with him as a child although I wonder what my grandfather thought about that. My grandfather was an artist and studied in France after the War in 1914. This was a manikin he bought in Paris at the time so it qualifies for fairly old anyhow. You can't see his foot in the grass but it was once chewed a little by my dog Skippy. He's been with me ever since. I'm not sure why I call him "him" because my grandfather noted that it was carved to be neutral. It has a masculine chest but it's hips are more feminine. So I guess if it ever figures out its sexuality, the transgender surgeons will have an easy time.
Easy decision here. It has to be new granddaughter, Kay.
If I hadn't already used my neighbor's truck as my favorite thing because I "borrow" it all the time, I could have used that. But I already did. So...
...so I got philosophical! I'm very grateful for it, but at 65, I'm becoming more and more aware that my body is only on loan to me. I've enjoyed the use of my body over all these years although I've abused it somewhat so I'm hoping for some forgiveness when I turn it in. A few things don't work on it anymore but duct tape fixes anything, they say.
I had to cheat and hit my archives for this one. I call it "The Fan" and he's probably blue because his team lost and he is hoping that if he stays long enough the score board will magically change.
And that's all folks. Next time I'm asked for an idea for a shootout, I'm going to plan it better.