Monday, November 17, 2008

Show 'Em The Drill, Sergeant

You Want The Truce? You Can't Handle The Truce

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Our gardens are awash with colour now, as daylight bathes the shores of this nation-continent for what seems like most of the day. So while I shot these images, I imagined an invisible drill sergeant grilling these tall, proud stems ....

"Come on, you lot. Stand up straight down the back there, or I'll have you doing push-ups in the mud or doing an extra march with a full load just when you think you can't take another step. At least you look good, even if you can't march.

"You're in the army now, not on Civvy Street any more. Nice haircuts. Nice uniforms. The government pays for your food and your barracks and you'll do well to remember that.

"Who's the joker in the middle there? You think you're funny? What on earth possessed you to wear your yellow beret?"


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24 comments:

ilanadavita said...

Beautiful shots.

Meire said...

Beautiful!

Mckay K said...

Beautiful shot and what a funny story. You made me laugh today. Thank you.

ellen b said...

Fun entertaining flower shots. Boy there is going to be a lot of color showing there soon!

Leora said...

Love your yellow beret, soldier.

Leslie: said...

I enjoyed this. :)

Jedediah said...

Great shots, made me smile :)

Maggie May said...

Lovely shots.
There's always one with a yellow beret on!

Word verification...... peepin!

RuneE said...

Must you always tell us that you have beautiful spring/summer flowers when ours are wilting??? ;-)

I liked the military association, though.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Great shot and imagination. SIR yes SIR!

lynlyn said...

great shot! a beautiful flower...

richies said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I enjoy you sense of humor!

An Arkie's Musings

Darla said...

Can't wait to see that in full bloom.

joan said...

That's too funny but beautiful photos. You are so lucky to have flowers in bloom. I already miss that. Have a great week!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

David,
Wonderful post with interesting answer!!

Have a nice week!

Luiz

Sandi McBride said...

HOW FUNNY HOW FUNNY HOW MARVELOUSLY DELICIOUS! I love his yellow beret, believe him to look quite spiffy, not washed out like the rest of that lot!

Well done, David!
Sandi

Moosekahl said...

That would be me...didn't get the memo about the yellow beret :) Everything here is beautifully white and crisp. Winter is upon us.

Inkivääri said...

Beautiful flower with silver and cold colours - nice shots:)

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the dry humour with the shots! Yes! There's always a rebel wherever you go! Just perfect!

Arija said...

Nice Billy buttons staning all in a row!

Moannie said...

Loved it. Beautiful and funny.I can hear the Drill sargeant shouting to the soldier 'Get yer 'air cut, you 'orrible little man'

fishing guy said...

David: It looks like you have a neat flower bed. I would like to see it blazing away.

Hilary said...

That was hilarious... at ease!

i beati said...

that last a fun shot and bril literary match hahahah