Weird Things Seen on the Street #40

Technically, this bright orange feather wasn’t on the street. It was on my neighbor’s door mat. But it definitely qualifies as weird. And I must confess I am responsible for the feather being there.

For New Year’s Eve Ms. Chick & I went to a party where guests were encouraged to dress up a la Moulin Rouge. I pulled out a feather boa from my Halloween costume stash. Want to guess what color the boa is?

Those boas shed like crazy. So while it wasn’t surprising to find this feather on my neighbor’s door mat on January 3, it certainly was funny. And weird. Let’s not forget weird.

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Weird Things Seen on the Street #38

This is your crayon.

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This is your crayon, forgotten on the sidewalk in Sacramento on a hot day.

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Poor forgotten orange crayon.

This is your crayon, melted from the 95-plus-degree temperatures and the sun beating down on it as it lay forgotten on the sidewalk.

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Sad melted orange crayon.

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Weird Things Seen on the Street #37

Anytime I see sharp objects on the sidewalk or street I worry a child or animal will get injured, either by walking on it or picking it up. So after I saw this needle – and photographed it as Weird Item #37 – I carefully picked it up and moved it out of harm’s way.

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Weird Things Seen on the Street #36

Slices of bread on the sidewalk

Saw these slices of bread next to a covered water main near Giles’ place. As I was taking a picture of it he came out to dump his garbage and said, “Oh, that’s been there since yesterday.” I’m surprised no rodents had carted it off yet. Templeton would have.

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Weird Things Seen on the Street #35

I saw these FedEx document packet thingys on the sidewalk near Giles’ place. I didn’t pick them up to count them, as that goes against my policy of not interfering with the items I find on the street, or “staging” a photo. I’m guessing there were at least ten of these little pockets.

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Weird Things Seen on the Street #34

Somewhere in northern California there is a young woman wandering around with only the top of her shoe, waiting for Prince Charming to come to her door, holding this wedge heel in his hand.

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Weird Things Seen on the Street #33

I found this corsage on the sidewalk next to a church in my neighborhood. While it’s not particularly weird, it’s sad that the corsage was made of silk flowers. I find that very disappointing.

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Weird Things Seen on the Street #32

Wow, it’s been a long time since I posted any weird things. I don’t get out much anymore.

About a month or so ago, I saw #32 on the sidewalk near my apartment. I classify this item as weird for two reasons:

1. It was several months after Christmas that this card wound up on the sidewalk, leading me to wonder where it was all winter. In someone’s house? In the backseat of a car until a strong wind blew through an open door and pushed it onto the sidewalk? In the very bottom of a recycling bin?

2. The person who sent the card signed it for themselves and their pet. That’s a little odd. We won’t comment as to whether or not I have ever done the same thing. Because that’s completely irrelevant.

Socks says "Have a Meowy Christmas!"

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