Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day Meandering

Though I normally go a-rovin' after the sun has set (I have no tolerance for heat and unfiltered UV radiation), with a three-day weekend, slightly cooler weather, and significantly lower humidity, I decided to break from routine and walk my neighborhood in the daylight. Not surprisingly, there are all sorts of things to see I otherwise miss.

First example, on Floyd:

I'm not sure I agree, but I understand the sentiment (Hendrix is god and none of us will ever be as cool as Lou Reed).

Then a couple of blocks later, this:

If there has ever been a WTF? moment, this is it. I mean, the doll has been carefully placed and posed; in fact, it wouldn't surprise me to learn the tree had been pruned so as to serve as a display stand. There's a story here; I just can't imagine what it is.

Then there was this tableau on Ellwood:

Is... is... that a plaster sea turtle attempting sexual congress with a rock?

I'm reminded of A Clockwork Orange.

Grove and Malvern in front of the former Greek Orthodox Church:

The shoes have been under this bench in this exact same position for two weeks now. Who left them? Why? Did their owner walk home barefoot? Put on newer, hipper shoes? Again, there's a story here; I just don't know what it is.

Hope your Labor Day was as strange and wonderful!


Turdzilla said...

at college i watched a banana peel decay for 6 months on a storm drain that i always walked by. I couldn't pass the spot without checking on its progress. it never really decayed, it turned into black leather. you will be checking on that doll and that pair of shoes from now on.

Elizabeth Massie said...

Stories, indeed! Each photo conjures many ideas.... Firstly, though, just wondering if I could EVER assume that "position!" :)

G. W. Ferguson said...

@Turdzilla: You know it! Not that I'm OCD or anything...

@Beth: As I recall, there are characters in your stories who could "help" you assume that position.

Anonymous said...

U r so right about those shoes. I been wonderin bout them myself! Did someone decide to get on the bus barefoot at the last minute? Did a homeless person forget their shoes? Just someone fckng w our heads and seeing how long it is before someone pics them up? Probably. It's driving me nuts...

G. W. Ferguson said...

@Turdzilla again: As of last night the shoes are gone.