Saturday, August 20, 2011

Shoes: Up in the Air


Yesterday Ginny, blogging at Let Your Light Shine, posted photos and her thoughts about shoes tossed over utility lines and left dangling.

She regularly posts photos from the beautiful to the weird. She always ties them into the theme of her blog: How I see God in my everyday life. Yesterday’s photos reminded me of a collection of shoes that greeted husband Walter and me during a June 2008 trip when we were in Nevada traveling on U.S. 50, labeled “the loneliest road in America.”

We stopped to get a better look at a strange looking tree. It was covered with shoes. 
The shoe tree on U.S. 50 in Nevada

More of hubby’s photos of the traffic-stopping shoe tree and other sights along U.S. 50 are in his blog post here.

Have a great week!

7 comments:

Lynilu said...

I once visited a place where shoes were nailed to trees. It was very bizarre, to say the least, but incredibly interesting! For the life of me I can't remember where that was!

schmidleysscribblins,wordpress.com said...

At first I thought the tree had a fungal disease. I suppose this is someone's idea of art. Enough to give you a nightmare. Dianne

marciamayo said...

There is an odd beauty to it. All those shoes, all those feet, all the places they've been.

maddie/cadesmimi said...

Oddly enough, I love this--and I'd like to see it in person. LOL Kind of makes me wonder the story behind the shoe tree...

Retired English Teacher said...

I also have to wonder who started the shoe tree and why it caught on.

Ginny said...

Thank you for the mention!!! Someone commented on this post of mine and gave a me a link to read about shoe throwing, and on it are shoe trees like this one!!! Although this one is prettier than those. Here is the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe_tossing

Arkansas Patti said...

Makes one grateful that trees don't have noses. You know those were not "fresh" shoes.