Thursday, June 30, 2011


  When Kris and I go on our periodic "field trips," we usually don't have anything particular in mind.  Kris likes to drive (she's just gotten a new previously-owned VW Beetle with a working A/C!) and I like being a passenger so I can play tourist and take pictures along the way.  We let the Beetle choose where it wants to go.

We're both fascinated with the "moods" that messy places can stir up in us... garages and carports filled with "stuff"... overgrown yards... rusting bikes... furniture... houses worn with time and neglect...  And signs, of course, not all messy; some are just too funny to pass up. 

The sign on the gate says: Beware of chihuahua!

No bulky stuff

We found many interesting garages and carports that we would have loved to get a closer look at, but did not feel comfortable stopping for.  Maybe I should invest in a super fast camera with a powerful zoom lens.  For the moment, though, my little old Canon PowerShot will have to suffice.

A veritable bicycle graveyard.
I counted at least six bicycles in the overgrown weeds.
There were more on the other side of the house.
You wonder why.

 Pigeons and open pigeon cages everywhere.

 Having some fun with pumping up colors.

 An abandoned patriotic chair after the parade

Not really trash, just an interesting old faucet

More journeys to come.
Look for the dispatches of
"Two Broads & a Beetle"


  1. Makaha Mangos? Nice sign, but where are the mangos? lol

    Well, I must say, the colors in your photos pop!

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