Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Evil Pepper

I love Pixabay, because it is a wonderful site just packed full of copyright-free images I can use (with credit, of course--the photographer deserves love!), and it is also the answer to my blogging prayers--whenever I need a topic to write about, I can just pop over to Pixabay and find a great photo or graphic image that inspires me to write. Sometimes I am moved to pen a poem or a short story based on the image; sometimes it makes me want to do a little research and write an informative article; sometimes it inspires me to share a memory or some personal feeling; and sometimes, I just talk about how cool the picture itself is.

This would be one of those times. The reason I think this picture is so great is not just because the colors are so eye-catching, the image is so crisp, and the composition is effective. What really tickles me is how spot-on the metaphor is. The razor blade is being shown slicing the pepper, but it represents the "bite" of pain that the pepper can give you, too, and the water droplets all over make the vegetable look clean and juicy, but they also remind me of the way really hot peppers make you bust out into a sweat--especially the way they are beaded on the razor blade; it's just perfect! Love this picture and just wanted to share it with you. Now did I make you hungry, or scare you? Ha ha!

Image from Pixabay

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