Our Favorite Summer Photos Thus Far

Here at Plywerk, we stay attentive to ensure that your art panels are produced at the highest level of quality. However, let's not kid ourselves: we also admire your pictures as we affix them. The following is a dramatization of the part of our minds we allow to wander while the rest of our attention is focused on the task at hand:

Ah cupcakes, the perfect bite-sized (don't judge me) confection. (Photo Credit: Kim Nguyen)

This cupcake looks delicious. Hey Self, do you know what would be better than a cupcake,? Lots of cupcakes! For President's Day 2009, the Smithsonian used 5,900 cupcakes as if they were pixels to display photo-realistic portraits of Presidents Obama and Lincoln. Hey, maybe we could make a mosaic where each tile was a Plywerk panel whose print was a picture of a cupcake! I hope the photographers can coordinate their cupcake pictures such that we collect just the right shades to form an image of a chinchilla riding a toy cow.

I suppose the cupcake mosaic doesn't have to be this exact picture, though it is an exemplary specimen. Any picture of a chinchilla riding a toy cow will do. (Photo Credit: Karen Langer)

That chinchilla is adorable. I always hear David Attenborough's voice when I think about unusual animals: Chinchillas are crepuscular rodents native to the Andes Mountains of South America. That would be such a weird sleep schedule. I guess if I were crepuscular I'd see a lot of sunrises and sunsets, though. Other crepuscular animals include ocelots, red pandas, prosimians, quoll, wombats, and capybaras. Animals may have adapted crepuscular behavior to avoid thermal stress while still enjoying the benefits of sunlight.

This capybara is beating the heat with a quick bath, in addition to its sleeping habits.
(Photo Credit: Melanie Typaldos)

Humans also seem to have picked up the behaviors of increasing activity at dusk and submerging themselves in water in summer. It is hypothesized that these habits are in order for the humans to avoid stress – thermal and otherwise.

A human in what it wishes were its natural habitat. (Photo Credit: Nichole Alhadeff)

Human submersion behaviors have also been observed by photographers at Crater Lake, Oregon. The clear dark-blue water fills the caldera of a collapsed volcano to form the deepest lake in the United States. I wish Wizard Island in Crater Laker were named because it was home to a wizard, but I'm pretty sure that it's because the conical shape resembles a wizard's hat. Oh well.

If there are any wizards, they seem to be good at illusions because I sure couldn't find them. (Photo Credit: Nichole Alhadeff)

We hope you continue to send in your excellent summer photos so that we may continue to have amusing inner monologues about them as we prepare the prints of those photos to be displayed in your home.

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