This Thanksgiving, I discovered the expressiveness of feet. To be honest, I've been a little puzzled by the whole feet-photo-phenomenon on flickr -- even though I've taken a few myself, I didn't really get the fascination with bench shots and toe shots and shoe shots.
But then last week I spotted my daughter and her cousin doing the dishes together after Thanksgiving dinner. My daughter, a stylish 17, is adored by her 7-year-old cousin. I remembered back to the days when I idolized my older cousins -- I wanted to dress like them, wear their shoes, BE them. So this shot of just feet kind of tells the whole story, doesn't it? Someday this little 7-year-old will be the one sporting the high heels, and will be idolized by the next generation of cousins. And so it goes.
Mimundo's photo featuring happy red pigeon feet tells it's own story -- hungry birds doing a little pushing and shoving to get the best morsels, claws skittering on the cold stone walk. I love the focus on those red legs, and their little heart-shaped beaks.
I guess I've seen the light when it comes to feet. Can Bench Monday be far behind?
Until next time. --lucy
hungry by mimundo