25 thoughts on “wordless wednesday

  1. Of course your great eye and sense of humour would capture this Carin! What a delight, makes me smile! Question: does this qualify as litter?

  2. I love shoe trees. There’s one up near Beaverton that we pass regularly when we’re at the cottage, but it blends into the surrounding woods and is easy to miss. I love that this tree is stark and the shoes show up the way they do against the blue sky. It looks to be in the middle of nowhere, which makes it even more intriguing. And as someone said here, it’s great that the shoes have given this dead tree a new life.

    1. So shoe trees are a thing? Never heard of them. And, yes, this one was pretty much in the middle of a nowhere road. I thought the significance might be the end of a trail, a hiking path, some mecca pilgrimage site. Somehow ‘shoe tree’ is less romantic… still, I’d like to know the story behind each pair of boots.

      1. They are well known in New Brunswick, though. Just kidding. I’ve never seen one before, but is that in Albert County? There is something familiar about the house in the background, even though I’ve never seen the tree.

  3. I always think of the parents who bought those probably expensive sneakers that either the kids threw up there themselves or some other jokester or bully did. But I like the idea of it being a pilgrim ritual better, like burning one’s clothes at the end of the Camino de Santiago.

    1. Being out in the middle of nowhere (not in any village or town, I mean) it seems a peculiar place to draw a crowd of shoes… I mean people would have to go there specifically to do this, or else be caught in a whim while passing by, which they’d most likely be doing in a car… the location is odder than the tree itself.

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