Friday, June 8, 2012


I'm starting to feel as though I have written some of these posts before.  They are sounding familiar, at least to me, in my head, as I type them.  Well, I couldn't feel them in my elbows, but wait...maybe I can?  Anyway, I'm pretty sure today's is new.

Today's photo is from the bottom of a telephone pole in my neighborhood.  There are others, all at ground level, sometimes accompanied by a smaller block of painted wood with a mushroom or other troll-esque accoutrements. (Like what?  Well, I dunno.  Shovels, picks, whatever trolls use in their folklore doings on a daily basis.)

The artist is unknown and there's never a sign or initial or anything to indicate who is adding these little squares of wonder to our otherwise urban landscape.  I like them.  A neighbor described them as "slightly evil" but I tend to disagree.  I mean, someone is going to the trouble to sort of, well, vandalize the neighborhood in a unique and artsty way.  I can appreciate that kind of civil disobedience. 

Thank you, mysterious stranger. 


  1. Shovels, picks and mushrooms are the only troll accoutrements? So they're always either working or making stroganoff?

  2. Ha! Ah, stroganoff. A troll's favorite meal. Those trolls need to branch out beyond heavy meals and digging.