2007-04-01

979. Shoe Tree

Budding branch —
an old sneaker hangs
on an elm tree.

11 comments:

Masago said...

Budding branch -
an old sneaker hangs
on an elm tree.

978: Threaded.

[I first saw something like this a few years back but it was hanging on a telephone wire at one of our local train stations. Why was it there? Who had put it there? As far as I know it is still hanging there today. At the time, I was not aware that this was a phenomenon that had spread across many parts of North America:

http://www.lensculture.com/mt_files/archives/000036.html
http://www.fallontourism.com/media/shoe.tree.html
http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/sneakers.htm]

Aurora Antonovic said...

I like the fact that this one contains multi images.

floots said...

thanks for starting my monday with a smile
cheers

John McDonald said...

nice one vaughn
john

Pat Paulk said...

One way to air out smelly sneakers. Love the links!!

Masago said...

Aurora: In the haiku or in the links. :-)

Floots: :-)

John: Thanks.

Pat: An environmental hazard. :-)

Aurora Antonovic said...

In the 'ku, Vaughn. I could see this one. :)

Too many 'ku are image poor, rendering them anything but 'ku, in my opinion.

Pamela said...

we drove through a little town somewhere and the telephone line across main street was covered with them.

I think I'd like it on an elm tree better. a little bird might find it perfect for a nest.

I wonder what you would haiku about that?

Borut said...

Sneaking up the tree - an oddity!:)

polona said...

strange buds...
like it, and the links too :)

Masago said...

Aurora: Thanks.

Pamela: A bird's nest in a shoe, how sweet. I'd like to see that!

Borut: Sneaky...perhaps the tree is thinking, "What am I to do with all these shoes?"

Polona: Thanks.