Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Seen On the Way Home

As I drove home today I traveled on a local parkway that has a wide median. Part of our "county beautification" project is that the parkway median is seeded with wildflowers periodically. Right now, they have BURST into blooms of pinks, purples and whites. Framed by the trees on either side of the parkway which are now changing into their fall wardrobe, the combination is a beautiful one, except that stuck in the ground about every 10 feet is a bright red political sign advocating a particular candidate. There are blue signs for a different candidate, and they are about one every 50 feet.

Wouldn't it be nice if the clutter of elections was confined to someplace where the wildflower plantings aren't done?

While I was on the parkway, I was behind a woman in a subaru outback. She had an intriguing magnet on the back of her car that was about 6" x 4".  When we approached the red light, I pulled a little bit closer than I usually do so I could read it because it was really small.

Here's what it looked like:

4 comments:

Thom said...

I despise election billboards and signs. They ruin everything and I can't wait until it's over. I know it's a necessary evil but they are disgusting sites.

It seems to me that the lady in the Outback is asking for tailgating if the sign is so small that you have to pull close to read it...i'm just sayin...

SouthLakesMom said...

Thom, yup and yup!

Mary said...

I was thinking that it was too bad you couldn't stop and take a picture of the median...until I got to the part about the election signs. What a way to mess up the scenery!

D said...

Election signs are a matter of perspective. For the political junkie they are as colorful as wildflowers. NOT!