Saturday, September 15, 2012

Knit-tastic found in Richmond - 1/2012

Guerilla knitting is awesome for so many reasons. The colors, the time and the randomness of doing something like this amazes me. This particular one has been in the same spot for quite a while and continues to suprise anyone who stumbles onto it for the first time. Would be cool to see someone actually creating this, but until then, I like to imagine it is all done by knitting gnomes.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Homer found in Amsterdam - 5/2011

This image has a few things that make me very happy. First, drunk Homer, nuff said. Second, I love photographs where you can see the photographer (and in this case, husband too) in a reflection. And lastly, little, tiny hats.

Magic found in Richmond - 5/2012

Prepare to be amazed :) hehe, couldn't resist. I was taking a walk with a friend during work one day and we spotted this magic wand with a note attached (cell phone camera again, apologies). The note invited whoever found it to log onto and mention something good we would like to be a part of in Richmond. Then we were to leave the wand in a new location for someone else to find. Not only was it sweet to find something so creative and positive, but it made me feel like I was five again, and that is seriously magical!

Found on a summers day on Bryce Mountain - 7/2011

I love random things so much! While on a walk with my folks we noticed this pair of ice skates just hanging on a tree. Being familiar with the area, I can tell you that there is no skating rink nearby and on top of it, it was the middle of summer. I'm sure there might be a completely logical explanation, but my imagination loves the mystery!

Hollow point found in Richmond - 1/2012

 I was on my way to grab some carry out one day and noticed something shining in the sun and found this. A friend I was with at the time recognized it as a hollow point bullet. It was found in a parking lot in downtown Richmond, which during the weekend is full of people visiting the city. It was a strange thing to find, in an unexpected kind of way.

Choices found in Amsterdam - 5/2011

Short and sweet. I had to lighten the image a bit to be able to see it and it was written in a bathroom that was not very well lit. Plus I had to use the only camera I had, which at this particular moment in time was my crappy cell phone camera. Still, it's full of awesome and made me smile.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

92 year old tree found in Richmond - 9/2011

This is a fallen tree and was found shortly after Hurricane Irene rolled through Richmond. It was on the Buttermilk Trail and had been cut in order to clear the trail, exposing it's rings and it's age. I thought it was really cool someone took the time to count the rings and document it's age. It's a really pretty trail and is really well taken care of by mainly volunteers.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

:) found in Amsterdam - 5/2011

This photo was taken in Amsterdam on a walk that we ended up getting lost on for about three hours. People in Amsterdam are friendly and ride bikes, so the fact that a bike rolled by as I snapped a pic of happy graffiti was perfect. Sometimes, photos you love happen by accident. :)

Restaurant boat after hurricane Irene found in Richmond - 8/2011

Went for a walk after Hurricane Irene visited the East Coast 8/2011 and found a boat, not so boaty. In the days after the storm, I learned it was actually a restaurant boat that has just arrived in Richmond 2 days before the storm from Florida. Between the Richmond skyline and showing the force of mother nature, it was a powerful sight.

Banksy found in Amsterdam - 5/2011

In front of an old church, around the corner from the red light district, and about 100 feet away from a coffee shop, this was spotted. A Banksy piece and it is just awesome. Read up on it a bit and no one is really sure if the lock is part of the street art, or to make sure it doesn't go anywhere. Either way, glad it's there.

Tree of love found in Richmond - 12/2011

Tree of Love - I don't think this tree has an official name, but that is what I call it. It is located in Maymont Park in Richmond, Va, somewhere between the Italian and Japanese Gardens. The park itself is breathtaking and this tree is one of my favorite sightings. All the way up the tree are names coupled together, some with hearts and some without. I couldn't get the entire tree in the photo, but the names go so high you can't really figure out how someone got up there. <3

Awesome store found in Amsterdam - 5/2011

Souvenir shop in Amsterdam spotted sightseeing. Totally honest, walking around in here I was really hoping those cows were screwed in tight, but they were so cool :) So unexpected, creative and random!

Framed photos on stoop found in Richmond - 11/2011

 I was on my way back to work one day after taking a break and noticed these photos. This frame was sitting on a stoop and there was no one around. The building is an office building so it was definitely a random thing to just be sitting there. The clothes and the hair worn by the women in the photos shout 80's, so the photos must have been well taken care of. I love this image, mainly because I love photographs of photographs, but also because the framed photos are so "warm", if that makes sense. This was the only day I saw it there; the next day it was gone.