Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gimmie a Sign and Posts of the Week

Wishing all my American friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!

While walking with Benny, one day last month I came upon this sign at the edge of the park, near a parking lot.

It's a clever and timely placement since it was during the peak of the salmon run in the creek, which means a number of salmon carcasses along the banks. Not much is more inviting to a dog like Benny than following his nose to a rotting salmon and sharing its scent by rolling in it. Clever dog wash people. And good boy Benny for not doing the doggie stop, drop and roll so far, this year.

Another sign, seen on the highway between Frank's place and mine.

dont hit me
A weathered sticker on the back of a truck offered a reasonable suggestion.

Also seen on the highway a bit closer to home.

1 still
This is actually a piece of artwork which only makes a bit more sense when you pass it by.

Although stationary the word changes as you drive along.

A bit of a play on words to find artwork which simply states "still life." You can read more about it here.

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a POTW.


Oh, the Things You Can Blog!
by Mami

at Unknown Mami


S is for... (Sex)
by Ellen
at Stuff
from Ellen's Head

Beware What the Cook Won't Eat
by Pauline

at Writing Down the Words


Lanner Falcon
by Bob
at Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean

Tree Varmint
by TexWisGirl
at The Run-A-Rounds Ranch Report


Enter at Own Risk
by The Bag Lady
at Bag Lady's Blather


It's the Little Things

by Dawn
at Just One Life

Mother Nature is My Muse
by Christine
at Have a Beauty Filled Day


Because It's Worth It...
by Beth

at Be Yourself


I'm Not A Torke! And Other Terms from the Word Verification Dictionary
by Lisa
at Two Bears Farm

Recommended by: TexWisGirl

The Babysitters Flub #1
by Kady
at A Lady Reveals Nothing

Recommended by: Kerry

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.


Pierre BOYER said...

Great post !
Best regards from France,


Sueann said...

The doggie wash sign made me laugh!! And the art sign was very cool!
Happy Thanksgiving

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant pictures, and ta very much for "good photograph".

Zuzana said...

Love those signs, I like how you manged to get that snap shot of *still* just when it was on the truck.;)
Congratulation to all those very talented people.;))

Brian Miller said...

ha do you ever get the feeling that life is passing you by? perhaps if you speed up you can pass it and see what it feels

congrats to all the POTW!

and thanks for the happy thanksgiving as well...hope you have a wonderful rest of the week yourself...

Daryl said...

Wonderful selection as always and I do love signs like those .. happy thanksgiving!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

I like how your one photo got the truck's cargo framing the billboard!

TexWisGirl said...

thank you, dear hilary! what a nice surprise to see my silly tree varmint listed! and especially thank you for including Lisa's post! :)

Sandi McBride said...

My favorite sign was outside the "Old Folks Home" a few years back...It pictured a screw turned on it's end with the words"the Golden Years" just after...I always wanted to do it in cross stitch! lol
Can't wait to visit the honorees!!!

messymimi said...

Love the "Don't hit me!" request. Watching for fun road signs is the best part of the trip.

Dianne said...

I love the signs you found
don't hit me made me laugh

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Hilary, for the POTW for my rant! :)

Pauline said...

Ah, thank you once again Hilary. I've had such a delightful time this morning (as the Thanksgiving pies baked) discovering new favorite blogs!

Kat said...

What a clever place to advertise a dog wash! Genius! :)

Anonymous said...

The still life photos are brilliant ~ did that take forever or do trucks like that pass by often?? This is such a clever post :) Thanks so much for POTW, and your lovely comment today ♥

Barbara said...

Love the collections of signs - especially the Still Life. Cool, and good catch!
Congrats to the POTW! I'm off to read before fighting the crowds at the grocery store...

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh wow, thanks for including my post! I'm honored! :-)

Your signs are great - I'm glad I don't have a dog wash like that around here!

Gillian Olson said...

Love those signs, especially "Don't hit me".

Anonymous said...

Loved all the wonderful signs you found for us.. and thanks once again for the reading tips.

Red said...

The dog sign really has nerve as it's self serve just like you would do at home!
Interesting signs and photos.
On the STILL photo if you look in the distance on the left you see what looks like a huge concrete sculpture piece. Is this and art piece or part of a building?

Don said...

I love me a good sign!

Dawn said...

"Don't Hit Me"! I want that for my car during this Canadian winter driving!:))
Thanks Hilary.

Jenn Jilks said...

What a lovely, eclectic series of photos.
Cheers from snowy Cottage Country!

Out on the prairie said...

some great finds

Birdie said...

I like the "still" all on its own. Still. Telling me to be still.

Claudya Martinez said...

Thank you for the acknowledgement.

Carol Anne said...

Here's a point of interest for your blog buddies.
Going westbound, it's "STILL LIFE".
Coming back east it says "LIFE STILL"...
Thought provoking, isn't it?
Like all good art ...

Keep on provoking our thoughts, Hil!

: )
Carol Anne

Cloudia said...

and fine whimsey it is too!

Aloha from Honolulu

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Hilary said...

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. Always a pleasure to see you drop by.. especially my "real life" friend, Carol Anne.

Thanks for supporting the POTW. :)

Grayquill said...

That guy in the black Honda...Is that you Uncle Joe? Did you know the FBI is after you?

Dave said...

That's an unusual"Still Life" sign Hilary. Was the truck really a part of the sign? - Dave

Gail Dixon said...

A big hearty Congrats to all the POTW winners!!

I often wonder why, when stumbling upon a god-awful scent, a dog will always go to great lengths to immerse every strand of fur. So weird!

Love all those signs. Great captures.

Mage said...

Thanks for taking the time to read and share so many bloggers and such a clear visualization of his drop and roll.

SandyCarlson said...

Those signs are great. I will read more about still life. You have piqued my interest.

Unknown said...

How cool! When I was moving to Arizona 4 years ago, I remember many trucks like this one decorated with Christmas lights!