Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Header Competition Season 2 # 13 - Squaring the Circle

The header theme this week by Gail's Man is "Squaring the Circle ".  Mac, Gail's ManLanny, Dave and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. We now post anytime before 4 PM EDT and start the voting after that.  Gail's Mans idea was really tricky. I'm still under the weather so am posting a little early while I'm feeling fairly well.

Darla, Martha and Tom W are on a break. Come back as soon as you are able my friends.

What a tough theme. It does come from the scientific community so I could understand it. The idea was could you construct a square the same area as a circle. I made this little explanation of what is done. A perfect example of pie can be square (just a joke).
Finding examples of the theme were nil. I thought of some circles which were nice to show like this older cars headlights, tire and wheel.
This show car was also pretty neat. Check out those wheels and fog lights!!!!
What I ended up choosing was a Carolina Wren on a suet feeder hanger that went from a circular arc to a square feeder. I only wish you could enjoy its song. Quite the bird, don't you guys from England agree?????


See what others show today, there should be a lot of diversity.

20 comments:

imac said...

From Birds to what draws the Birds(Girls) Cars.
Neat show my friend.Hope you feel better soon my friend.

We have had coughs and colds here too.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sorry to hear you have been 'under the weather' Tom... Feel better soon.

Love your little Carolina Wren.... And you are right. He really can sing!!!
Betsy

Teacher's Pet said...

What a car!!!
I do hope that all will be feeling well, soon. I wasn't able to get to a couple of the contestant's blogs to comment....but am happy to be here....and do hope that you are feeling better soon.

Darla said...

So sorry to hear you haven't felt good. That car is insane! I love, love your header.

Lanny said...

Girls are birds?! That's a new one to me! I love that I learn new things every day! Yesterday I learned why we say, "feeling under the weather"! I think I will turn on my birding by ear cd and listen to your Carolina Wren for a bit!

Sandi McBride said...

Love the vintage car myself, that's a keeper!
Sandi

Gailsman said...

Love the old car. Any idea what it is? It's certainly got a lot more style than the later one.

Dave said...

You got a bit further in your mathematics than me I see. Lovew the wren and a nice play on the theme to get it to fit well done.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is an amazing capture.He is singing heartily.
Blessings,Ruth

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love that header picture, FG!!
But are you sure that Carolina Wren is singing? It looks like he's sticking his tongue out at you. That seems to happen a lot. LOL

KaHolly said...

Quite the challenge this week! Old cars are pretty neat, but I, of course, prefer your final choice for your header. I've been enjoying the company of 3 or 4 C. Wrens around my daughter's yard in the mornings while I sit outside with my coffee. It's a treat I don't ordinarily have the opportunity to enjoy! Happy New Year to you! Feel better soon. !karen

reanaclaire said...

Hope you are feeling better now, Tom...

Cezar and Léia said...

The bird is so graceful! Wonderful picture!
God bless you!
Cezar

George said...

I hope you are soon feeling better, Tom.
I really liked your explanation of how you can get a square with the same area as a circle. (Once a math teacher, always a math teacher!).

Tipper said...

What cars! Hope you feel better soon : )

ladyfi said...

Those cars are amazing! And I love the charming bird in your header.

Joe Todd said...

Will soon be time to Golf and Fish Tom...

Gabriele Agustini said...

Very, VERY cool cars!!!!
Hope you're feeling better!!!!

SandyCarlson said...

Your photos are amazing. What a great car show.

Anonymous said...

www.flickr.com/photos/sacred_geometry/5497024890/

here you will find the true squaring of the circle. With only a straightedge and compass.