Thursday, February 19, 2009

How many things can you find?

"Waiting for the School Bus"
West Odessa, Texas

Just for many things can you find in this picture that you would not see in your neighborhood?


The Finely Tuned Woman said...

An American flag, a mule, a kid's crossing sign, a mailbox by the road with a little flag on it. That's all I can recognize. I sure there is more. Oh yes, weeds growing up the road and a little wooden house.

jomamma said...

We no longer have that wide open view at the end of the road, and we don't have those huge dumpsters, we don't have curb-less streets with wild grass growing into the street, we don't have barbed wire or hog wire fences and we don't have white donkeys staked out, (from time to time we do still have horses being ridden through town,) but everything else we pretty much have... Texas is Texas across the state.

Frances said...

I was going to start with the grass, ours is green, but I realised I didn't have time to count it all.

Bev said...

The mailbox, the donkey (most unusual to see one tied by the roadside like that, we do have people leading ponies along pavements round here, but that is unusual in England, they are mainly gypsies who do this), the yellow grass, the flag, the open road without double yellow lines along it to stop people parking along side the road.

What is that donkey doing, apart from waiting for the school bus? This ties in with your photo of the boy and his pony for me, yours' is still a land where people ride horses and use mules as a matter of course I suppose. In England, if people can afford to keep horses and have the necessary land they are usually upper class and it is out in the country.

Bobbie said...

I have almost all those things in my neighborhood, but not the white donkey. The think I feel is most missing is you, dearest Debi.

Debi said...

It's funny to me how ordinary my street seems to me -- except maybe the white donkey tied up to do what? eat grass maybe?

I'd love to see your "ordinary streets" as well. I know they would be just as exotic to me -- or in the case of jomamma and bobbie (mom), the same but different. The world might be smaller but it is just as interesting as it ever was.

Anonymous said...

Amazing depth of field - it sings with the flag etc - art, baby, art.


D.C. Confidential said...

You can't swing a dead cat in this town without hitting an American flag and we have a load of asses around here known as Congress! I wish I could say I don't see cactus in my neighborhood, but I noticed one at the neighbor's down the street the other day.

What we don't have are weeds and wide roads and uninhibited, wide open skies and mailboxes at the curb with red flags. Oh, okay, we don't have donkeys on the street either. Except like I said, Congress.

By the way--cool picture and fun challenge!