Tuesday, February 10, 2009

ABC Wednesday - "D"

"D" is for Ditched


We had a torrential rain about dawn this morning, and the flood relief ditch that runs between the neighborhood park and a housing subdivision was deep with rapidly moving water. A late afternoon visit to the area found the water level significantly lower, with more than a few pieces of trash caught in the weedy undergrowth. As I looked into a patch of weeds near the bridge on which I stood, a piece of footwear caught my eye. I couldn't help but wonder how it came to be in a place where it could be washed away, and from how far upstream it might have come. Someone is missing what looks to be a perfectly good, if currently waterlogged, left boot.




ABC Wednesday was created by Mrs. Nesbitt. Please visit the ABC Wednesday site to view others' interpretations of this week's letter, "D."

20 comments:

Janie said...

There's surely someone's story that goes with that boot. I wonder if you'll ever learn it.
Must have been quite a frog-drowner of a rainstorm. We rarely get rain like that in Utah.

Lene said...

....and someone is walking around whith only one boot...

Great pot :)

Have a nice day :)

MindyLew said...

Love the captured Lost and very lonely looking Boot. :)

Babooshka said...

Been given the boot. Such a sad capture. It looks like a fine boot too. Great choice creative choice.

Carolina said...

Puzzling! Drowned boot. Dramatic!

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

Great post and picture! I now hoping that the owner of the boot has another...

Patty said...

Does make you wonder where is the other boot. Same way if I see one shoe on a street or a highway,I wonder, did the person get hit and knocked out of their shoe? Did they set them on the top of the car, drive off and it fell off? You can always take that boot, fill it with dirt, plant a pretty flower in it and set by your mail box.

Reader Wil said...

I agree with Patty: what happened to the boot? Where's the other one?

Moannie said...

Afraid my first thought was that there is probably a body wearing one boot further upstream.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Pat, Glad you didn't get the flood waters in your home... We are in a 'watch' now---waiting for that same storm. We've had HUGE winds today--up to 60 mph. Yuk!!!!

Guess someone will need to buy some new boots --unless they find that one.

Hugs,
Betsy

VP said...

I wonder where the other boot is?

Well spotted :)

Tumblewords: said...

Looks like a story waiting to be written. Excellent title and post...

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

That's a great photo. Very attention grabbing.

Jay said...

I often wonder how items like perfectly good shoes and boots get lost! There's a story behind that boot, for sure, but we'll probably never know what it is.

Grace and Bradley said...

Very nice picture, I also visited your "Paintbox Pictures" blog. Enjoy it!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

OH NO! Someone has only one boot now. Keep your eyes peeled for someone hopping on one foot. ;-)

Ackworth born said...

it looks a relatively new boot - the possibilities range from the hilarious through the mundane to the macabre!

Anna said...

Delightful interpretation of the letter D and a mystery to boot !

ramblingwoods.com said...

Gee..that boot looks in pretty good shape. Last time we had a flood a canoe ended up along the pond edge..

Celeste said...

Keep your eyes open for someone hopping on their right foot :)