Surreal Nature


There have been some recent 

video games where colors

and fantasy terrains show

worlds  or  interiors

of surreal content:

Breath of the Wild,

Legend of Zelda,

Splatoon and


The fantasy parts

and other worlds usually

have an “earthly reference.”*
~ ~ πŸ€–   πŸ‘Ύ  πŸ‘½ ~ ~
*This is according to my two

grandsons, Skyler and Micah.


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    • Oh, so glad you enjoyed this photograph! Thanks! πŸ™‚
      I had first thought of Salvador Dali, then my grandsons started explaining the terrains and settings in video games. . . figured I would try a new direction of post.

    • Well, Derrick I have watched Badlands and I also like watching Legend of Zelda. πŸ™‚
      They are really uniquely different. Each has another fantasy world setting. Yes, as my grandsons love parks, games and we play, “hide n’ seek” I also hang with them, while they are allowed an hour of video games.

    • Thanks for liking the stunning work of dear Mother Nature, since truthfully I just point my cellphone and click! Thanks, dear friend Merril. πŸ™‚
      Anyone who has grandsons like I do and doesn’t watch a little of their video games is less open-minded. It helps to stay connected. I watch Micah at Columbus College of Art and Design on days my oldest daughter cannot make his Saturday classes. He’s 8 and awesome in his three hour class. (They only get a ten minute break!)
      Also, to make sure Skyler gets his musical side mentioned, he has played the bass (like a cello) for three years since 4th grade.
      They are allowed one hour of video gaming on weekend mornings and one hour in the evening before dinner. I have seen a lot of the choice; but specifically showed them this photo and they gave me the list. πŸ™‚

  1. The picture is absolutely breathtaking but I am with Derrick … I’m relieved it isn’t you that is the expert on these games! πŸ˜‰

    • Fiona, I was blessed with talented grandsons who are artistic and musical. πŸ™‚
      Skyler has played the bass 3 years now, since he was in fourth grade. Micah has taken art classes at the Delaware Arts Castle and finished a season of three hour classes at Columbus College of Art and Design. It is expensive but the 3 hours he is there are so productive!
      They have to also play video games, 🏟 I agree, since it is an equalizing activity. I watched race cars “play” soccer! πŸ˜€
      “Mom’s permission” is on weekends one hour in AM and one hour before dinner. I watch the games and actually have them pause the game to explain what is going on. . .
      Having grandsons is certainly different from dress up, babies πŸ‘Άand pretend play with the girls! πŸ‘―hugs xo

      • Wise mummy they have. And a wise granny too! They are surely talented boys and that talent is not being wasted. They also have to exist and go forward in the modern world, equipped to survive and thrive. Video games give also contribute skills that they will need. I love that you ask for explanations. I would be an absolute nuisance with no idea at all and having to stop them before they even started!! X

      • I have to say I can’t wait to be a Mamie as we call a Grandma here but I have to say it softly so the girls don’t think I’m putting pressure on (and in fairness, only one is married and only two in permanent relationships πŸ˜‰ )

    • I know how girls are and no, shh-h! They have plenty of time and you are much younger than I. Someday, you will let us know about becoming a Mamie. You’ll be receiving plenty of clothes and any artwork needed free of charge from me. πŸ’

    • Mike, it was an amazing sky and could have easily filled several posts with unique cloud arrangements! Thanks for checking this out. Hugs and so glad we have stayed friends.

      Do you remember my mentioning my Filipino friends, Felda, Mary Jane and May? I was saddened that Felda and her husband saved (seven years) to buy a house big enough for their two children and have a suite for Felda’s parents. Felda’s mother came in November, 2017. Her father moved here in December. He got a job at the Habitat for Humanity “Restore Shop.”
      He had a heart attack last week and passed away only five months after coming to America. So sad.
      Mike, you are possibly one of three readers of my early day posts about the warehouse, who may remember that I love Felda like a daughter.

    • Oh, such nice compliments! Thanks for this! πŸ™‚ I liked the “fantastic” comment, “colors being brilliant” and so glad~ I was in the right place at the right time. I left a couple of May comments on your post to let you know I was thinking about you. xo

    • Anneli, I was really shocked how uniquely brilliant the sky was! You have captured the pretty glowing colors reflected on those mountains. Your photos don’t seem dreary or gray. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      • That’s because I don’t take pictures of the sky most days – only on those rare times (these days) when it’s sunny. Right now, May 15, it’s blowing a gale out there and it’s cold. Not how it should be.

      • This makes me sad to hear it is still so cold there, Anneli! Boo! It will be 86 degrees here this afternoon. . . Sending you wishes for sunshine! 🌞

    • I’m so glad you are the only one who reacted positively to this, Diana. Thanks! πŸ™‚ 😊
      I enjoy hanging on a beanbag chair in my grandsons’ room. One is more into sporting “battles” like I watched Sky “be” a racecar “kicking” giant soccer balls into the opposition’s net around the world. He became “champion” after having played one – three games a day for a month. I liked the coliseum which had Greek and Roman details like columns and vines growing on them. πŸ™‚
      Then, I watched Micah “be” a dark colored ball (with eyes) bouncing through industrial settings with bright colors and then splitting into two and then multiplying and oops! :0 Getting caught in a gear and only one again.

      • We don’t play video games here, Robin, and Tornado Boy isn’t really old enough, but I can imagine how fun they are. They’re too fast for me and stress me out. I like puzzles πŸ™‚

      • You said you couldn’t wait to see what the future holds which holds hope for moving forward, Diana. This was a positive! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Luanne! Yay, for new information and directions to post about!
      The boys get excited if I sit on one of their bean bag chairs and they tell me what is going on in their games. πŸ™‚ πŸ’šπŸ’š
      I mean; how many poetic thoughts can I create just because I love clouds?!! Lol πŸ˜€

    • Ha ha! It is a crazy world of fantasy games. I used to love both Mario Cart and Donkey Kong which I Did play with my dear Son! πŸ˜€

      Deborah, I used to let the grandsons go into their room and I would blog or watch Hallmark on the Sundays I watch them, in the living room. Lately, I have been sitting on one of their beanbag chairs in their room and watching each choose a half hour game. They are allowed a total of an hour. If they agree upon same game, then it allows joint playing. I figure it is partly to keep track of them but they feel (when they pause the game to explain something) they are “teaching me!” πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. What an extraordinary sky! I’m sure there are beautiful graphics on some of those games, but there’s nothing as powerful as the real deal! πŸ˜€

    • It was a really beautiful but eerie sky, Balroop. It had me thinking of those “end of the world” or “last of days” movies. I had to figure out a different angle and was watching my 12 and 8 year old grandsons. They were (and always will be) helpful and enthusiastic in their telling me more than I needed to know. Smiling at you, friend. πŸ™‚

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