Saturday, November 27, 2010

A streetlamp-induced shadow

Walking toward home one dark night, I suddenly felt the presence of some strange entity lurking beside the garbage bins.
I raised my eyes from the street and . . .
Yikes! A grass-skirted "native"!
I quick took a flash picture to see what the devil it was.
Nothing more than a weird CD holder, but in the dark it sure made my heart skip a beat at first sight.
Neighbors put out all kinds of things the night before garbage collection.
I doubt if this guy ever made it to the garbage truck. Hope not.
The shadowy shadow is for Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday.


VP said...

I think that thing has found its right place at last!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The lurker
startles passersby—
wonder why?

Shadow Prayers

Arija said...

In the shadows it looked quite bizarre, glad you showed us the other version as well.

Ralph said...

How whimsical! Is this being a lurker, looking at all the passers-by? Yet, he stares out in the open at all who walk by. Perhaps he craves attention?

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh gosh I hope someone saved him from the trash!

Eki said...

This 'native' could very well be from Indonesia. I think the carving style is from the area of Papua in the eastern most part of our archipelago. A surprising find, Dina.

Kay L. Davies said...

That would certainly surprise anyone. I know I would have screamed, but I tend to scream every time I'm startled.
I'm sure someone got to it before the trash collectors. A CD-holder like that would start a whole new trend in some places.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Unknown said...

Funny! Great shot, looks very strange. I'm sure it wasn't out for long, after all " one mans junk is another mans treasure"

Hey Harriet said...

Oh gosh that would have given me such a fright! I'm sure it was snapped up before the garbage collection! Great find! Just glad it was you and not me :)

Chubskulit Rose said...

So gorgeous!

My shadow shots

Kay said...

I'm surprised you didn't scream. That would really have made the hair on my hair stand up. What a scary CD holder! Original, I guess.

Dick said...

It looks awful, I can imagine it didn't feel good when you passed it in the dark.

Katney said...

Oh, Dian, it is always a treat to scroll through the post you have put up since my last visit. There is always something fascinating going on around you. Maybe around the rest of us, too, but you always find it!