You find a pristine bit of wall. Excellent! You select an eye-catching turquoise can of spray paint and set to work. The lines of the bricks help to keep the letters straight, but all the same you're distracted a few times, looking round at the sound of footsteps on the path over at the edge of the park. You finish with a bit of a flourish - that final 'D' is heading upwards away from the line. You stand back and admire your work. Oh ****! Insert 'the'.

Today I'm Skywatching over at Slow Growing in Scotland.


  1. Thanks for the laugh, Linda! I had to show this one to my husband, as he was trying to figure out what I was laughing about.

  2. That's really funny. You could submit that to

    (speaking of which, this made me laugh the other day: )

  3. Very interesting, and funny too :)

  4. yes , funny , as we say in french "bien vu :)"

  5. Perfect picture, thanks for sharing it!

  6. It´s always great to get a really inspired insight to a creative process!

  7. Thank you Linda for commenting. Our blog is quickly gaining readership but people continue to be hesitant about posting comments.

    Immigrants from Scotland are some of the earliest settlers in North Carolina. We'll check in often to see what our ancestors across the ocean are up to!

    Greensboro Daily Photo

  8. Hello,

    Funny indeed :)
    Fortunately, the artist's works to write the "the" ! He escaped the worst ;)


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