Monday, July 19, 2010

Out Standing in the Field

It's no secret I love random!

I drove past this field above Swan Valley, Idaho and just had to stop to take a picture. There are no words of explanation really. Just a table, chair, and laundry basket in the middle of nowhere. Now there may be a thousand possibilities for why this is out standing in the field. And believe me, I'd love to hear your ideas, but in the end we'll never really know for sure. It makes me giggle, actually. I can't help but wonder if there's a camera nearby or some kids watching while hiding in the underbrush.
It reminds me of an evening I was driving through Bone, Idaho. I saw a wallet lying in the road with some obvious cash sticking out. I was just about to stop and retrieve it when the setting sun illuminated the fishing line strategically attached to the wallet. My eyes darted along the line only to see two guys plopped in old metal chairs leaning up against the wall of a hole-in-the-wall store (fishing pole in hand) just waiting to tug that line. The joy on their faces was unmistakable.
Life is such a delight! It never ceases to amaze me how creative some people get in living out their humor. A table in a freshly plowed field. A wallet tied to a string. A street sign for a road named "Why Worry Lane" where very few people will ever pass. (Back roads above Palisades, Idaho)

How can you not chuckle to yourself? It just makes the day a little brighter. So to all those randomly humorous people out there who will never know me by name - Thanks for making my day!


  1. ha ha! the wallet trick made me laugh. =)

  2. You like random? Come to Amarillo, TX. We've got everything you can imagine growing in our cow fields! Legs, Cadillacs, billiard balls... Not to mention random road signs all over in people's yards saying things like "Don't turn here" and "I am a dirty fighter"
    My favorite street name is one that leads to our friends ranch, it's a dirt road and it is called "Ole Muddy Rd"... and it usually is during the fall/winter/spring!

  3. I can totally see you and Dad pulling tricks like that. hee hee. Maybe we should try it at Old Faithful next week . . .

  4. hehehe! i LOVE the table, chair and laundry basket sitting out in the field! curiosity would KILL me though, as i would just HAVE to find out what it was all about!

    perhaps a housewife who LOVES to fold her laundry outside in the fresh air? (she'd have to be a bit of a risk taker to fold clean laundry amidst all that dirt!)

    glad i found your blog today, i needed the laugh your post gave to me!

    have a lovely day!