Saturday, 7 July 2012

Trunk Call - Sepia Saturday





They say an elephant never forgets. I'm sure the children in this week's picture will not forget their encounter with this elephant.

Elephant (calendar picture)
He looks as though he is searching for something in the tree tops. My memory is not so good as it used to be so I had to search my files from 2006.

Elephants - Detroit Zoo 2006
Belgium isn't a country that you would associate with elephants. However on the coast at De Panne you just might get a surprise.

Art from Andrias Botha for project Beaufort (2006)
(By Kattenfan - CC A-S A 3.0 unported license)

If all that sea and sand makes you thirsty beware of drinking too much alcohol, you just might start seeing:

Pink Elephant
(by Kjraesh  - CC A-S A 3.0 unported license - 'doctored' by He Who Laughs Last)

You may think that this post should be disposed of because its cost, in your time, is out of proportion to its worth - it's a white elephant in fact.

White Elephant - 1855
Watercolour with pen and ink of the “Lord White Elephant”, a rare and auspicious white elephant kept by the King at Amarapura.

Just to remind you that it's a jungle out there and other animals find elephants a bit of a yawn - here's a different fellow.

Hip - Hip - Hippo (Detroit Zoo 2006)
 But now I guess it's time for you all to march off:


 to take a look at other elephants at Sepia-saturday-133

18 comments:

Little Nell said...

I knew you’d give us another amusing take on this Bob. The pink elephant is wonderful and I supect Photoshop! Googling for images I also came across several topiary elephants, some in Regents Park. They get everywhere.

Mattias Kroon said...

An interesting theme again Bob!

The elephant is a big fellow, yet so kind:)

Jo said...

Actually that isn't true Mattias, elephants can be extremely dangerous. I sitll love to see them and it was great to see the Dawn Patrol from The Jungle Book. Thanks Bob.

Sharon said...

Love the addition of the pink elephant. Photoshop?

Postcardy said...

I remember when I went to my first "white elephant" sale at a school carnival, I thought the name was hilarious. There weren't any white or pink elephants there, but I still remember buying some pink shoes for 10¢ and being really impressed with my bargain.

Bob Scotney said...

Not modified by me Sharon, but it was doctored.

Karen S. said...

Bob you always know how to brighten a person's day! You have posted the extreme elephant post of marvel right before all eyes...love their little stroll into the water...as if they really stroll, (of course they do!) ... and if only I could spot an elephant in a field nearby! Great title too...

Kristin said...

I tried to see if the rocks looked the same in my Detroit zoo elephant photo but I guess it's from a different angle.

Filip and Kristel said...

That's what I call different interpretations of the same topic.

Greetings,
Filip

viridian said...

Happy Sepai Saturday! Hope to see you soon for Sunday Stamps.

Wendy said...

You were voted the one most likely to post a pink elephant. Enjoyed the laughs and the video.

Mike Brubaker said...

A rainbow spectra of oliphants!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Bob, I think that I say this every week, but you really do crack me up! Not only do you come up with the pictures and thread them all together in a wonderful way, but you also do it with such a dry sense of humor. Thanks for another wonder SS post!

Kathy M.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Oh I loved that. That is one of mine and HH's favorite movies. We used to watch it with our grands. Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods. Ky may soon disappear form spontaneous combustion if we don't have some rain soon. Tom and I have an old 8 track tape player in the garage and we dance out there sometimes. I told him today we are scheduling a rain dance for tonight. Say with some Bob Seger.

QMM

Jana Last said...

You are so creative Bob!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

My particular favourite is the picture of elephants on de Panne beach. What an improvement to a beach I remember as particularly bleak. Maybe it was the time of year. Summer.

Rob From Amersfoort said...

Albino elephants do exist but I've never seen one myself. I try to avoid seeing pink elephants ...

Food Smarts said...

What an entertaining post. I love those elephants on the beach and had to Google them. I see they were life size!!