Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #103 – Surprise – Pt. 4

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The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Ann-Christine.

Per A-C: “…small surprises usually occur in our everyday life. It could be surprising meetings, incidents, or maybe eye openers. In fact anything you feel surprises you!”

In times of self-isolation, shudder to think we should run out of (SURPRISE) (Challenge theme alert!) TOILET PAPER! Of course, if we run out of food we might not need toilet paper. I don’t think it is very edible or nutritious. But one can be sure the first thing cleared from grocery shelves during the COVID crisis was TOILET PAPER! Well, your not going to catch me red-handed, or something like that. INDUSTRIAL, that’s the way to go!

One roll lasts one person about one month, using the guest room bath for himself, or so my less than scientific observations tell me. Surprise, surprise. (Challenge theme alert repeat!)

What is REALLY surprising is that m’lady and I let ourselves be talked into borrowing our eighth COVID jigsaw puzzle as a TWO THOUSAND piecer.

As I suspected, even with a leaf added to our modest dining table, the disassembled puzzle will not fit.

(Thanks to the Lens-Artists blogger for the tip of sorting pieces into separate box lids, somewhat by color.) I thought I would start with the sea, but, silly me, it has been im-POSS-ible!

I segued to the houses of the town (this is Cinque Terre coast, Italy, I believe) and that has been much more do-able:

Still, it remains to be seen if this will be my first failure-to-complete in my brief jigsawing career. M’lady did well getting all of the pinkish-blue sky upper left, and we do have time, so we shall see. To be continued…

Otherwise, my work here is done.

Stay safe, be well. Be kind to one another. 😷 👏 👍

Kudos to the tireless leaders of the weekly Lens-Artists challenge.

General Weekly Challenge info from Tina:
“Each Saturday at noon EST we will publish a photo challenge similar in form to the now-defunct WPC. If you choose to participate, please make sure to tag your post with the name of our group LENS-ARTISTS so that all of the responses can be found together in the WP Reader. Please also include a link to the challenge moderator’s post. One of our 4 moderators will host the challenge each week.”
Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/
Check them out.  Also search for Lens-Artists to find posts.

About JohnRH

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24 Responses to Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #103 – Surprise – Pt. 4

  1. Amy says:

    Cinque Terre coast, two thousand pieces, My Goodness!!
    Well done, John!

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  2. Leya says:

    Oh my…this looks something I would never try. But surely you will succeed! I have finished my 1500 now – picture of a hand painted city with people and castles. Very difficult but very fun. See it soon in a post from you? Wishing you a great week!

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  3. YIKES … my hubby is up to 1500 pieces. I’ll have to show him your puzzle. Good Luck !!!
    The toilet tissue is a perfect pic of Surprise. It gave me a chuckle too.
    Have a wonderful week ….
    Isadora

    https://isadoraartandphotography.wordpress.com/2020/06/29/lens-artists-challenge-surprise/

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  4. Rupali says:

    It is quite challenging.

    Like

  5. I just bought my wife a 2000-piece Ravensburger for her birthday. We’ll soon have the same problem as you. Our typical 1000-piece fits on an 8-foot folding table with the puzzle on one side and pieces on the other. I’ve been wondering how we would handle the larger puzzle. Thanks for sharing your tip about using the box lids.

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  6. pattimoed says:

    Wow, John. I am impressed. A 2,000-piece puzzle!! Kudos to you for just attempting it! I’m firmly committed to the 1,000-piece ones. Take care and stay well.

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  7. John, I can identify with both of your surprises — the toilet paper longevity and the size of the Cinque Terre puzzle. We love to work puzzles, but we shy away from anything greater than 1,000 pieces. Good for you to tackle anything!
    I have an apology to make to you. When I checked my stats, I saw that you had responded to my post on egg coffee. But I hit the delete button instead of a response button. I can’t find that response anywhere. I saw that you said you would like egg coffee, and I think you would — sweet, hot, and frothy. A real treat in Vietnam. So, forgive me for deleting your comment — it was both appreciated and kind. Here’s to staying safe and drinking more coffee!

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  8. Well John with all that industrial toilet paper I assume you are very regular!
    And if the 2000 piece puzzle takes longer than anticipated, – at least you won’t run out of toilet paper…

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  9. You’re ambitious to do a 2000-piece, John. Hubby just ordered a 1000-piece, arriving today. I’ll see how it goes. I’ve never stocked up toilet paper from the beginning though. It was crazy at the market about hygiene items.

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  10. That jigsaw is impressive, John. Are you losing your will to live yet? Just joking I think. 😉

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    • JohnRH says:

      Ha. Just that my brain is turning to mush, and my eyes are heavily glazed from staring at pieces and trying to discern subtle nuances of shape and color. 😩🤯😱😳😩

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