These eyes glow when it is dark. I saw them the first time about a year ago in the gardening department of our local supermarket. I suggested to Mr. Swiss that would be something for the front garden in the evening. He found it might not be a good idea as our neighbours might not approve. This all happened a year ago, and today I could not care less if my neighbours approved or not. I treated myself to these eyes for the garden this year and have never regretted it since. Their luminous gift somehow comes from sunlight during the day. They need no electricity and are quite a good effect at night. Halloween is coming at the end of September and I have decided that a nice white coffin model with accompanyting skeleton that glows in the dark would also be a good idea to accompany these eyes on the garden table. I now have to find one. I wonder if the neighbours would approve?
I also found these eyes in the garden. They belong to Fred, my garden bird that protects the garden from intruders. Together with the cat with the glowing eyes, they do quite a good job together. I also found Fred in the supermarket sitting on a shelf with a few other Freds. I had to think about the purchase of this model, as Fred was quite expesive, just for a construction of metal. When I left the supermarket Mr. Swiss was waiting outside and yes, he was holding a plastic bag with Fred’s beak and eyes poking out the top of the bag. I had my Fred. I have to weight his feet down with a large stone, as he tends to lose his balance if it gets windy.
And then we have Frederica. She was there first of all, a prototype of the models to come. Mr. Swiss finds we now have enough models in the garden. He says other people have garden gnomes looking neat and tidy in their corners standing amongst the daisies and roses looking smart and making the garden a pleasure to the eye, but no, Mrs. Angoswiss has to have a garden chamber of horrors. Even the birds think twice before paying a visit. I told him beauty is in the eye of the beholder and he found that I seem to behold things from a strange angle now and again.
So OK, I could not resist this one, a selfie of me. Unfortuately the nose is a little out of poportion, but nobody is perfect. The secret is now exposed, yes, I have blue eyes. It is not easy to do a selfie of your eyes as you cannot see what you are doing with the telephone camera.
I have been taking a few photos of flies lately, with my new macro lens. It seems since I got this lens all the other insects seem to be avoiding my camera for some unknown reason. This photo is not the perfect macro, but I did manage to ge his eyes. It seems a fly has compound eyes and each eye is made up between 3,000 and 6,000 simple eyes, meaning that is a lot of eyes. He does not just see me, but 3-6000 me’s, although it seems no problem, because these compound eyes all work together to give one nice picture.
Enough eyes for today. I somehow have the feeling that this week’s prompts are resembling some sort of horror story. First we get a ghost, then the moon is shining and today it is the eyes that are following us everywhere. Tomorrow it will be “Graveyard” most probably, where all the prompts will meet. Eyes watching us from the graves as we see ghosts illuminated by a full moon. The graves open and out come the skeletons all wearing WordPress t-shirts.