Monday, August 25, 2008

ODD SHOTS MONDAY - WELCOME TO THE DEADWOOD FAMILY REUNION!


Is this the ultimate perhaps in recycling? I mean talk about cutting out the middle man. Literally going to the root cause or source of green issues depending upon your viewpoint. Perhaps it's the font of all knowledge when it comes too... No no more puns.

Odd though it certainly is. Again it's my beloved Poyll Dooey Nature Reserve, Ramsey where the odd shot sofa was. For those who didn't see it there really was an abandoned chair from a three piece suite in the woods. What to make of this though? It's quite high up about 8ft and there is no way to climb up the trunk it's too wide. No helpful branches either to step on. It certainly wasn't blown there by the wind. It's been placed on the branch. Can't say I ever see anyone reading the Racing Post in Ramsey either. So a real mystery then.

So is this a kiddie prank or a drunken jape? If it is can you just leave a comment on the blog telling me when and how you did this. Obviously I know when I took this and only the people responsible will be able to pinpoint the date and actual position. So don't bother with the wrong answers. Or just email me if you want.

I don't know. What with martian footprints , giant hand signs, purple houses, 3 legged flag symbols and Manx fairies and wild wallabies this place is becoming more Alice in Wonderland everyday. It wouldn't surprise me if I came across a white rabbit with a pocket watch shouting how late he was for his Tea Party in the Poyll Dooey next.

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45 comments:

brad, boston said...

Your town sure is odd. Maybe the kids are just bored.

Eki Akhwan said...

Nice choice for the odd monday shot, Babooshka. What's that newspaper hanging there for? Who put it there? ;D

Knoxville Girl said...

It must be the work of those wild wallabies.

JM said...

People really do strange things! The other day I saw like 10 or 12 condoms full of air, attatched to a fence on the cliffs above the beach, as if they were common baloons (it was not a part of AIDS prevention campaign)... Weird!

Virginia said...

Now who's going to join up when you have this delightful , unbeatable photo? Oh, I wish I had a semblance of an idea, but I am clueless. Can't wait to come back and see what your readers have drummed up. These are "down the rabbit hole" for sure.

Neva said...

I enjoyed your post from yesterday as well...if you don't have squirrels....do you also not have snakes? Because that would be a plus for me!!!

Hilda said...

LOL! I enjoyed your commentary even more than the photo! Fun — thank you!

Per Stromsjo said...

That was real odd. Pity I can't enlarge the photo... ;)

Olivier said...

l'arbre devient papier, le papier devient journal et le journal retourne a ses origines ;o)

the tree becomes paper, paper becomes newspaper and the newspaper has its origins back ;o)

Tash said...

The tree looks like it's ready to serve up lunch at a posh, woodsey pub.

Laurie said...

This is truly surreal. I love it.

Aileni said...

It's a votive offering from a reformed gambler.

mannanan said...

Babooshka you've gone and done it again. Another really fantastic ODD SHOT.I just love the quirkiness of it and woild love to know how and why it was done. Keep them coming.....Answer to Nevas question. There are no snakes on the island nor foxes.......

RuneE said...

Maybe the paper was just for HIGH-brows? (OK, not the funniest comment, but...)

magiceye said...

lol.....great one!

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

It's for the bears when they go to the bathroom isn't it? Like that old Charmin advert? Hah!
Oh god this is akin to when people used to tie people's shoelaces together and then throw them over phone lines when we were kids!
Ciao

Scarlet x

Greyscale Territory said...

What a fun odd shot! Great for guessing how it can be! Maybe it was posted up there on a very long pole?

And loved your running commentary! It was indeed running and fast paced! So much fun!

dot said...

A mystery for sure. Let's call a private eye! LOL

david mcmahon said...

That's really thought-provoking!

lynn, jurby said...

You are funny. I don't think was my kids. They aren't that clever!

Rambling Woods said...

Aliens who like to bet?

Blue said...

Oddly mines a odd wooden footprint as such too.

Plus tried one of your photo techniques re a shot today too - I think it worked.

Gypsy at heart said...

Maybe you recieve your paper by air mail?
Very odd.

See if you can find the oddity in my photo...no one has been looking very closely....
http://wanderingwonderinggypsy.blogspot.com/

Webradio said...

Hello !

Bizarre ce papier sur la branche !

Gattina said...

But a white rabbit wouldn't be odd, lol !

Kelly said...

"The time has come my little friends, to talk of other things
Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbagges and kings..."

You may need to rename your blog! Terrific odd shot! Love the Alice in Wonderland reference!

stu said...

Manx cats are like Cheshire cats. Fat and smug.

Like this Manx blog. It is well rounded.

tr3nta said...

how did the newspaper get up there???

Anu said...

Nice odd shot.
Check out my Odd Tree

Virginia said...

Wait, I've got it finally.... bathroom reading material for a possum maybe???

The Urban Buddha said...

Haha.. that is odd. I heard about air mail.. but air papers..? Delivered to reading squirrels? ;o)
Have a great day!

piedmontperspective said...

Maybe the White Rabbit was checking the odds on whether he would make it to his Tea Party on time and left it for Virginia's possum? Terrific odd shot!

Paulie said...

Must have had some strong wind to get it up there! Or maybe a couple of birds flying in tandem, one at each end gracefully placing it on the branch. . .

Joy said...

It's probably for people having a secret rendezvous!

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your kind comments. Hope it's not a manic Monday for you!


joy

diane cook said...

Great odd shot, and post to go with it =)

Denise said...

Recycling is what it is all about! A great idea here.

John said...

That is surely an odd shot! :-)
Great catch too.

breesha said...

Mad but I like it. Mannanan could reach it.

Ch√Ęteau-Gontierdailyphoto said...

We are dust and will go back to dust.

Luke Wiley said...

Very nice odd shot. very interesting!

Gail's Man said...

Wonder if they got the winning horse in the 3.30 at Kempton Park?

D.C. Confidential said...

Well how the heck did that get up there?!

Great shot. I'll be interested to hear the story behind this.

sid said...

The kids will be back at school soon.

Very enjoyable blog. Like the good and bad aspects. I have been here 15 years next week.

Katney said...

Your island is just quirky enough to provide you with lots of odd shots. I would love to visit.

Dusty Lens said...

Certainly is odd. But I can't say this was the work of a drunk. Yes, they would have thought of this prank; it is the carying out of the prank that is beyond the thinkable state of inebriation.

Seems like a teenagers prank.

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