Todays photo challenge subject is Treasure and here is what the Daily Post has to say:
In the absence of a wooden chest full of gold doubloons, any object or experience that is deeply meaningful can be a treasure. Items, places, people — we all cherish something, or someone.
A treasure can be grand, like a precious heirloom or a night out with a loved one you rarely get to see, or teeny-tiny — like the first plump, juicy blackberry of spring, dripping with bright red juice as it preens on top of a tart:
I initially decided to be literal about this rather than out of the box or too emotional.
There is a story behind the ring you will see below.
You see I like shiny, glittery things. Back in my 20’s other than running my business I had little outside responsibilities so it was at that point in my life one had the freedom within reason to do what one wanted.
There used to be a collection of shops, called the Antiquarium on the Kings Road. Inside here were stalls of antique jewellery sellers, this was my treasure trove just to window shop. It has since been demolished.
After finding this treasure trove I used to go in and visit and look longingly and wish for many, many of the items in there.
There was one particular seller who had bedazzling beautiful items, my yearning tenfold every time I went in to see what she had.
However I could never afford any of her items, they were way above my realms of possibility.
But it didn’t stop me going in and looking which I did often, sometimes with friends both female and male. Actually mostly male as I seemed to have far more male friends than female.
I would say to the seller that one day I would come back with my ‘to be’ husband and get my wedding or engagement ring there, so every poor chap that was with me would get questioned and greeted with “ah you must be the one” much to their embarrassment and my amusement as I would shake my head towards her and say “no he’s just a friend”.
One day however on one of the ‘other’ stalls there I spied this ring. Instantly I fell in love with it and it was within my budget if I removed my entire savings out of my bank account.
Am I an impulsive person? I would say yes with what I did next. After pacing up and down the Kings Road mutting “shall I shan’t I” in lunatic fashion I did in indeed withdraw all my savings, bought the ring and felt quite sick.
I instantly went to ‘The Stall’ and guilt ridden confessed my sin. The seller was very sweet, she understood I couldn’t afford her things and kindly did a valuation, telling me it was a good investment and a great buy.
Phew….Is all I can say!
And in case you are wondering, yes I did get some jewellery from her in the end 🙂
You will see I tried to take the shot of this ring at different angles. I used my iPhone6 with some macro attachment which didn’t work as well as I would have liked. I was angling my reading light to try and shine through the stone or highlight it in some way so you could see exactly how beautiful the stones are.
The Real Treasure
However as I was preparing this post, the REAL TREASURE was right infront of my eyes.
I could hear giggling in the background and as I turned around I captured what you see below.
My eldest and Teddy our French bulldog, you would think they are brothers, they constantly play and both adore each other heaps.
This photograph is a real ‘treasure’ both for me to look at and their relationship.
So in the end, I did portray an emotional ‘treasure’ and an ‘actual’ treasure, the ‘actual’ I had hidden away for years, but thanks to the Daily Post I am now wearing it for the 2nd time in my life!
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