The idea of mischievous courting couples getting risqué on joggling boards in Charleston got me rooting through my travel shots for other mischievous photos, starting with this outdoor privvy in NYC, just across the street from the Chelsea Hotel.
Wandering around Snug Harbor Botanic Gardens on Staten Island, I spotted this stealthy squirrel, definitely up to no good.
Maximón is a rather unusual deity venerated by many villagers throughout Guatemala. Part pre-Columbian Mayan (possibly a reincarnation of the Mayan god Mam), part Christian (St. Simon) and one hundred percent scoundrel, this is a god that drinks and smokes and gets up to all kinds of mischief. I visited a Maximón shrine tucked away in the back streets of Santiago Atitlán but he was in evidence everywhere. There were shelves full of mini-Maximóns for sale in Antiguan stores, dark little figures with gaping mouths waiting to receive a lit cigarette as an offering.
High up on Hurricane Ridge in the heart of the Olympic Mountains, this feisty deer got right up in my face demanding a piece of my sandwich. I couldn’t in good conscience give her any, because she was wild, although clearly acclimatized to humans – bad tourists! – but as I was attempting to dissuade her from her mission to de-sandwich me, a raven stole the other half of my lunch – a bowl of tomato soup – leaving a great red soupy streak across the snowy slopes. I’m convinced the two of them were working as a team.
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I hate the actor and audience business. An author should be in among the crowd, kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment. – D.H. Lawrence
Neverland is the way I would like real life to be… timeless, free, mischievous, filled with gaiety, tenderness and magic. – Mary Martin
What a marvellous array of mischief, Ailsa.
It suited my mood too, Tish. 😉
Oh how fun are your photos this week. I adored them. The toilet sign is just to fun. 🙂
I had a good giggle when I spotted that outdoor toilet, Cee – with its great big chain to stop someone from running off with it along the streets of Manhattan. I wonder if they take it in at night, just in case someone staggering home from a bar might actually try to use it… 🙂
What larks! Great set of fun shots – I’m off to see if I can finnd any mischief…..
Happy hunting Sue!
Those Olympic mts are such a wonderful place….Obviously the locals feel if they share the views and their backyard, you must bring the snacks and share the sandwich.
(That squirrel does look ready to leap and take revenge or something!)
Haha, indeed a sandwich is a small price to pay for that view, phil, and yes, that was one nefarious squirrel.
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Mischievous? Thieving is more like it…. http://windagainstcurrent.com/2015/01/16/mischievous/
Wow, that was quick, Vlad! Great post, I’m fascinated by the vultures eating the rubber lining around car windows – we’ve got crows here in Ireland that peck the putty out from around house windows. Thieves, the lot of them! 🙂
It appears that most of the time the vultures don’t actually eat the rubber—they may just be practicing tearing up dead animals 🙂
My husband being Mischievous-doesn’t happen that often!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I loved this theme. Very fun. Not sure I can come up with a series of photos. We’ll see 🙂
I loved the deer story!
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Great choices, Ailsa! Hehehe, they made me laugh. 🙂
Here is my entry: https://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/travel-theme-mischievous/
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Very fun post! Here is my response: https://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/special-delivery/
This is very different Thank you
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Mischievous! How fun – but yours are great! I don’t know if I can manage this, though…
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Great theme Ailsa. The toilet photo is a beauty.
The prairie dogs of Theodore Roosevelt National Park are definitely a mischievous bunch…
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I love the photo of the feisty deer and her accomplice. Add your own interpretation to my contribution:
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Real fun… 😀
Such fun pics, Ailsa, especially the loo. 🙂
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Such cute pictures Ailsa…here is my entry :
Hehehe..this was indeed funny.:-)
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Very funny, especially the first photo:-)
I have some cheeky monkeys: http://travelwithintent.com/2015/01/17/mischief-defined/
Such a fun post!
what is more mischievous than peeing in public? 🙂
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