Saturday, February 11, 2012 get what you measure...

"you get what you measure. measure the wrong thing and you get the wrong behaviors."
- John H. Lingle 

i used to measure the Heavens,
now i measure the shadows of earth.
the mind belonged to Heaven,
the body's shadow lies here.
johannes kepler

i was so intrigued by
this shadow.
the ruler lies one way.
and the shadow is running another.
i am sure there is
an explanation.
but it doesn't matter.
i just like the shadow created here.
it made me smile.
when i saw it.
stop on by and check them out.
it was seven when i got up.
as i type it is now ten.
good morning for warm socks.
and hot coffee.
just BE.


Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good photos and beautiful quotes.

Regards and best wishes

Ralph said...

I notice that this old measuring device was made in the USA - it looks like quality! The shadows seem to fall upon an old workbench. Perhaps both of these were owned and used by a purveyor of woodworking beauty...Was 7, now 10 - there must be a chill that has settled over MI. Keep warm!

Cassie said...

This is interesting isn't it? I asked my husband,aka Mr.Brain, and he didn't know why the shadow went in the opposite direction either. (He thought it was the shadow of something else.) It is a great Shadow Shot in any event! Happy SSS.

Sylvia K said...

That is so interesting, Robin! I love it and what a great shadow shot for the day -- regardless of which way the shadows run! Have a great weekend!


Anne said...

Intriguing shadow shot! The saying for Malcolm and I is "measure twice, cut once" Iin his case wood, in my case fabric!

Doru said...

It made me smile, too!
Thank you!

TexWisGirl said...

that is really cool. !!!

toby said...

Oh, that is interesting - how cool! I'm also charmed with this photo, because I used to have a ruler just like that - I can still remember how it feels to unfold it... ahh :)
Thanks for the memories, and have a great week!

Senna said...

Beauty nostalgically photographs!
Regards Senna

BLOGitse said...

Isn't it funny how we look the world with different eyes now, hunting shadows have open our eyes. How cool is that!
Today no Ms Marple work :), only a long and hard Nordic walk on the sun. snif.
Happy Sunday!

Kelly said...

Hmmm..that IS quite interesting how the shadows don't seem to "match" the object. I really like the quote you have under the photo, too.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The ruler's shadow almost seems to be part of a dialogue! There is the ruler and there is the quiet answer! Fascinating photos! And love your shadow quote! I will add it to the SSS2 list with a link to this post!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

It really does confuse the ol' brain! Love the ruler and image.

Full-On-Forward said...

Now THIS intrigues me to no end! Great job!

Have a blessed week!


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

And what might you be measuring these days?

A Painted, Shadowy Image

Anonymous said...

I love that ruler!

Unknown said...

Very interesting shot, I wonder why the shadow goes in that direction.

I love the ruler, it looks very old.

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

Chubby Chieque said...

Good morning Rob,

You remind me with our projects. Very crisp shots and as usual, great pix.

Have a great day,

Antonella said...

I love the shadows playing on all the textures in the photo...
Hugs, antonella :-)
I've linked up with a shadow shot and some free love inspired printables here!