Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wordless Wednesdays: The Shoe Tree




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19 comments:

longwing said...

What is she now known as?

Rose said...

This gives a whole new meaning to the term "shoe tree":)

Beki Hilton said...

Lovely pictures!

Happy WW

Beki
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Sukhmandir Kaur said...

I'm guessing people bring shoes they no longer care about wearing rather than hoofing it back home barefoot. In some places they call that littering. Can only imagine how it got started.

Lillian-Juda Leonard-Beach said...

Shoe tree! Ausome!

A Garden of Threads said...

That is quite the tree, any reason for all the shoes, or just a fun thing to do. Look neat though.

tegdirb92 said...

love the pics! Happy WW.

Tangerine Kitty said...

Wow...that's pretty cool.

Will said...

Is it possible I have seen that tree a long time ago? It sure looks familiar but there are probably several of them.

Happy WW!

Stan said...

We've got a tree like that along U.S. 50 east of Fallon, Nevada. I've never heard how the practice got started, but it does make for some interesting pictures.

GrammyMouseTails said...

Interesting! but bizarro! at least they end up with their sole mates! better than seeing 1 shoe along the road or hanging from the telephone wires!
Have a great week! Faythe @GMT

Ma.links said...

Cool tree.

eileeninmd said...

Interesting shoe tree!

Kiki said...

Wonderful photos..fantastic!
Kiki~

Shady Gardener said...

Perhaps that's the celebration after making a long hike through what looks like a wilderness? :-)

caite said...

yeah, you do wonder how that got started. great shots.

JOHNSON, Cotswold Hills, England. said...

That's great, Kate. Where I used to live in the Chilterns there was a shoe tree too. I loved driving past it - always made me smile - and sad when it blew over.

In Norway, once out skiing, I came across an 'orange' tree: a solitary tree in a pure white landscape covered in tied on oranges and orange peel. It even had a bright orange plastic chair beneath it. It was quite a meeting point.

Johnson

Noelle said...

Oh Kate,

I would LOVE a shoe tree in my back garden. Is their a variety that produces the latest style of women's shoes?

PS. Thanks for your comment on my recent post. We visited Kilkenny Castle back in 2003 and had a wonderful time :-)

jan said...

That is much better than the 'doll tree' that we used to drive by, ocassionally. It was pretty creepy, but old shoes seem just the thing for outdoor ornamentation! (other than flowers, of course...)