Thursday, July 19, 2012

Trash Can for the Wind

Junction City, Kansas

It took a moment to figure out why this trash can at an Interstate highway rest area was hanging between two posts. A gust of the intense wind that had been buffeting my car all morning came through and the trash can began to pivot and swing. It's an alternative to bolting the can to the concrete to keep it in place.

4 comments:

peter-w-morgan said...

Perhaps, also, the trash can engineer was a friend of the trash can emptier.

Taken For Granted said...

That trash can looks like an early version of R2D2. Those winds don't just blow, they suck.

Carl said...

TFG, that's for sure. I've been in storms and windy places before, but not the constant onslaught I found in Kansas. I discovered I have a strong aversion to this situation. Nothing could convince me to spend extended time putting up with this wind. I hated the place so much that I've been completely surprised to see in editing that during my several days there I did a whole lot of work that I really like--not just the theaters but lots of 'off-topic' material as well.

Taken For Granted said...

Sounds great that you didn't let the wind put you off your game. Kansas has never been one of my favorite places either. I've lived in Nebraska and South Dakota, but I think Kansas invented flat, not that I don't mind a distant horizon now and then. The prairie has its own beauty, but one must look carefully to see it.