11-22-13 Unexpected

For God’s sake, let us sit upon the ground,

And tell sad stories of the death of kings;

Shakespeare

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When I saw that the weekly photo challenge was unexpected, I had to believe that whether consciously or subconsciously Cheri Lucas Rowland over at WordPress HQ had been influenced by the date.  To my mind the events in Dallas 50 years ago were perhaps the most unexpected event at least since Pearl Harbor and probably longer. Some people had predicted a Japanese attack. The CIA warned about 9/11 but I don’t think Kennedy’s assassination was on any radar – well except for those who planned it.

I took a walk through Central Park recently. As I came over a rise what appeared before me?

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Giant pink snails from Italy of all things.

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As always. a few other views:

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  3. Unexpected (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge – Unexpected | Chittle Chattle
  5. Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected | Photographs by James Collett
  6. Here’s Looking Back at You? (wp weekly photo challenge) | Daily Observations
  7. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: UNEXPECTED IN THE DARK | SERENDIPITY
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected [Entry XIII] | Stephanie Lise Lamoureux
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected | Elämän katupeili
  10. Photo Challenge: Unexpected. | Multifarious meanderings
  11. Weekly photo challenge : unexpected | Mon beau manoir
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected | Dim Lamp/קנה רצוץ לא ישבו
  13. Unexpected reminder | Life through a Lens
  14.  WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected | Belo Horizonte daily photo

 

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  9. Nice job! That photo of the President makes me more sad than the one after he is shot. He and the First Lady are so happy, having no idea of the impending tragedy.
    And, the pink snails are great. Who would ever expect that?!?

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