Sunday, February 8, 2009

D is for Disc

Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday round 4
has progressed to D.
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At Christmas time we were at son Otto's home in Port Townsend, Washington, where he is (among other things) a software developer. This means that there are plenty of obsolete computer discs, which Kristin had hung in the windows as added shine and color. They turned in the slightest breeze, sending rainbows of color swirling around their centers. They were magical in daylight, as above...

...and at night they took on a mysterious depth and brilliance from the lights of the room and the Christmas tree (all white lights).

20 comments:

Betty said...

That is a very clever idea.I always thought they would be good for something artistic.

Sylvia K said...

That is indeed a very clever idea! and they look really lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Janie said...

I never would have thought to use discs as decorations, but why not? Good idea and good d post!

Carol said...

Unique decoration...they look very nice and sparkly...and a good D choice...

photowannabe said...

They do catch the light brilliantly. Very original choice for the letter D.

Rambling Woods said...

I have used them as window strike deterrents as the birds see them and don't crash into the window..Good choice for the letter D..Michelle

Tumblewords: said...

I love old computer disks. I made a mobile for a small child and it still hangs on the ceiling and casts delightful lights around the room. They are fascinating... Nice post!

Lene said...

Hello, Miss Smith :)

Clever :) I went to a discoteque once - where all the ceiling vas covered with disks like this. Amazing effect :)

Have a nice day :)

lv2scpbk said...

Love the thought on this. I would have never thought of it.

Carolina said...

Saw a roomdivider once that was made out of CD's. Clever!

Reader Wil said...

What a great idea to recycle those obsolete discs. I am going to try that one of these days.

splummer said...

Hi!
Beautiful "D"! My son is a computer engineer so there are lots of those around our house. Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Dragonstar said...

What a great way to use obsolete discs. They look so decorative, and your photos are really pretty.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

That's a wonderful use for them. I used to receive two or three each month from an online service. I hated to pitch them in the garbage (don't decompose, I expect), and so have a stack of them. I think I shall make a mobile for my back yard. Thanks. Nice "D"

nonizamboni said...

And who said recycling couldn't be easy on the eyes?! Great photos.
p.s. love your new and improved 'look.' :O)

Jay said...

Now there's a novel use for old disks! We use them as coasters!

Dulce said...

A great idea!!!
Have a nice week

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow, what a great idea! I love it. Otto and his wife are creative! Fun! I bet the colors were amazing. I always love coming here. It is a breath of air in my hectic week! God bless you this week! Love, Becky

spacedlaw said...

It's a good idea, they are pretty.

floreta said...

thats a cool idea for recycling disks! i think i have seen this once before.