Sunday, October 22, 2006

Not the Bin!

I wanted to cook Stroganoff for dinner tonight so this morning I walked to the shops to buy mushrooms.
On the way home, walking along the river Tone I spotted this beer can stashed in the crook of a tree. I've seen it before, several times; each time I shake my head and tut to myself

"Why would someone go to the effort of putting the can into the tree instead of one of the many rubbish bins nearby?"

Then I walk on, bemoaning the state of the human race... I should realy just pick it up and put it in the bin myself!

A prize to the first Tauntonian to find my beer tree and remove it.


Anonymous Rudy GirĂ³n said...

Man, just pick it next time around. I'd do it, but it would be prohibitly expensive. :-(

2:57 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

People don't realize the beauty of trees, do they! If they did, they wouldn't put beer cans in them. They'd put the beer cans in the recycling bin. Of course, they likely have had only one beer. Folks who'd put beer cans in the crotch of a tree likely have had far more than one beer.

3:08 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

I see that Paris isnt' the only city with this problem!

4:13 AM  
Blogger metaphysicalmama said...

I am just discovering your blog from Eric's ParisDailyPhoto. I hope you enjoy doing it because I am enjoying reading it and learning about different cities.

4:45 AM  
Blogger Gerald England said...

Yikes! Saw this on the portal first and from the thumbnail it looked postively rude.
Thank heavens it is only a tree!

Seriously though, thoughtless litter is a big problem.

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just pick it up and throw it into the bins...:)
i will do it if i see it...
but the tree in your photo..i like its colour...

2:30 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

The tree trunk is wonderfully shaped but who was the fool who decorated it with the can?? Good shot Mounty!

3:04 PM  
Blogger Mountainboy said...

I am away from Taunton for a few days in Weymouth so I will remove it when I get home, who knows I might document the cans journey to our recycling facility...

4:20 PM  
Blogger kaa said...

it's bad how people don't respect their environment. Maybe the local cleaner removes it?

4:53 PM  
Blogger Candice & Megan said...

Good post! We have a slogan here in Texas to get rid of littering: Don't Mess with Texas. I don't think it is as helpful as it should be, because we still have plenty of trash around.

2:21 AM  
Blogger Andreea said...

great to discover your photos! welcome to the DP family :)

9:10 AM  
Blogger Mountainboy said...

Hi all, well I have just sucessfully posted from a public library - isn't technology great - think it might have messed my dates up though so have patience!

4:15 PM  
Blogger Ame said...

Hi Again! Nothing like public library access! LOL! What would we DO without our computers and DP! ;-) Gerald's comment cracks me up...nuff said!

5:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So did that can ever make its way to the bin?

You would think, in this modern life, rubbish would be put where it's supposed to go.

But then again, someone who's all tanked up on that fine elixir probably couldn't care less where he tossed it!

3:21 AM  

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