My 2019 folder of strange things we see when we are out exploring that make us stop and go hummmmm is starting to get full. Time to lighten this folder into the blog world.
I was on a hike in February. After several kilometers of hiking I just zone out, get into a rhythm of one foot in front of another. I know if I start seeing things I really need to stop and maybe take a break. That happened when I saw the stone sheep in the featured photo. They did make me stop and go hummmm time to take a water break.
The next two photos also come from hiking. The first one is from a shop outside of Weert. I don’t have anything else to say other than strange, but they come in a variety of colors. The next one I was hiking and wondered what time it was and thought I really didn’t want to stop and take out my phone. I looked up and on the building was the sundial.
Hummm, how would someone know I needed a clock right now? I remember thinking, How nice of them.
So now I had to verify with my phone. It was pretty close to the actual time.
When I use to hike with my children it seemed that we would always find clothes along our hiking routes. Like someone was slowing undressing and entering another universe (maybe naked). We always had a great laugh about it. Here in The Netherlands it is common to find clothes or items that have fallen off of bikes and then found and carefully placed at eye level, so the owner if looking for the item will find it. I mentioned this in my hummm post last year.
Early Spring brought me to Minnesota and to a hike along the St Croix River at William O’Brien State Park. The following made me hummm as I wondered who would wear shorts in the cool Spring and then just leave them along the trail. I felt lucky completing my hike without running into the person with no shorts.
From our recent Scottish Highland vacation we seem to have entered a worm hole of unusual hummmm in Foyers. At these points we don’t even ask too many questions we just snapped the pictures and entered back through the worm hole to safety.
Take a close look at the following and see the small residents of this telephone booth.
Or maybe you have a dog…
As we were flying out of Scotland I was taking one last look at the whiskey collections at the airport. Coming originally from a sheep farm family (yes, we raised pigs too) these two whiskey names seemed not to my liking. Sheep Dip gets rid of ticks in the wool, and a pigs nose is not as nice as they make it sound. Hummmm should I buy these? I passed!!
I seem always to find the strange when I kayak. Last week in my wasting my day kayak paddle I came across the following. I had to get closer to make sure the alligator was not real.
Now that the folder is empty. I guess I need to go for a hike. As you can never tell when another hummm moment will just magically appear.
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