While musing on inspiration for the transportation prompt, my first thought was SHOES. They get you where you need to go, I take an unprecedented number of shots of my shoes already, and one of my mantras is "put on your shoes" when I'm feeling blocked.
But as I was jamming the drawer closed on my daughter's toy chest today, this little purple treasure caught my eye. Sweetpea is a master of the Punch Buggy game - whacking my hubby or me in the arm with glee when she sees them on the road, and keeping a running count of how many she has accumulated. She vows to retire once she has reached a certain number. My hubby once decided to beat her at her own game and sat her in front of the computer while he filled the page with Google images of Volkswagen bugs, punching her repeatedly on the arm as he shouted "Punch Buggy Blue! Pink! Green! Red!" until the two of them were shouting with laughter.
I must admit doing a little vroom-vrooming as I rolled this car around our patio today, remembering my childhood obsession with cars (no dolls for me, I wanted a mechanic's garage) and how I would draw with sidewalk chalk miles of roads and parking lots for my toy cars to travel on the length of our street. No wonder this photo by Becky Sue charmed me - doesn't it make you want to get down on your knees and play?
mosey of mosey along
Blacktop derby by RSL Photography (aka Becky Sue)