Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wobbly Wednesday.

Ha. There, lurking in the lakeside weeds.


7 comments:

Victoria said...

Why do you have so many pictures of shopping carts? I think it's funny and kind of quirky, but I'm curious as to your motivation. :o)

Hugh said...

Victoria,

Motivation? Hmm.

Perhaps I see them as representative of the collision between our consumer society and the environment. Or maybe they impress me as waving flags of human stupidity. Some doofus takes one from somewhere and then at some point decides that this is where it should end up--Here is fine.

I don’t search them out (the carts), but I spend more time than most people in the so-called Environmentally Sensitive Areas of where I live, and I almost always carry a camera.

I also like that there are so many different kinds. I’m a taxonomist at heart.

Tim said...

I wonder how their family (store from whence they were removed) would react upon seeing these rusty prodigal sons returned amongst their siblings.

Hugh said...

Tim, They would probably save money by offering bounties for those still in good shape. I believe they cost several hundred dollars each.

Garden Lily said...

When we were kids, we did well one summer, and our family won two bikes from our local IGA. Each returned shopping cart fetched one entry into the weekly draw, and we returned a LOT of "buggies" that summer. That was before they required quarters or loonies, so they were even more prevalent on street corners, in wooded areas, ravines...

randomtruth said...

I was wondering where the Scarlet Trundlers were migrating to - we don't see them down in California as much anymore. Seems that Green Wobblers fit the ecosystem better.

Always enjoy your work on lost & feral carts. At one time, in a similar bit of inspired humor, some friends and I almost built a milkcarton-style "have you seen me" website for lost shopping carts. Probably would have been the next Youtube. ;)

Hugh said...

rt,

Perhaps they are getting stopped at the border. Homeland Security has 24-hr surveillance along the ditches, their natural conduits.

Shopping carts inspire...something, that's for sure.