It appears that I’ve hit a rough patch in my Theme Thursday photography posts. I missed blogging at all last week, and I found this week’s theme to be difficult.
There are just not that many boys in my life. I don’t have children of my own, my boyfriend lives in a different time zone than I do and my only sibling is another girl. On the occasions when I encounter boys doing photogenic things like running, yelling and being excited, I refrain from taking photos. This is because taking pictures of strangers’ children is creepy.
When my family was in Richmond for Easter, we went to the Science Museum of Virginia. The atrium features a Foucault Pendulum. About every fifteen minutes, the swinging pendulum knocks down another peg in the circle, demonstrating that the earth is rotating on its access.
This is the sort of thing that draws the attention of a great many elementary-school aged boys. There were easily a half dozen gathered around on the day I stood in the atrium, waiting for the peg to fall. Well, they were less gathered than moving manically through the general area, but when the pendulum hit the peg enough to wobble it, but not knock it over, they raced over to watch.
So here’s a picture of the pendulum, inching ever closer to the peg. It was an exciting moment for all involved.
Be sure to check out the linkup over at Clan Donaldson, and see some even more exciting photos of actual boys.