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Lost sock
Lost sock by Helen in Wales
Lost sock, a photo by Helen in Wales on Flickr.

12/52 for the group T189ers weekly alphabet challenge

This week's theme: F is for found object.

This wasn't what I actually set out to photograph. I had been keeping my eye out for any interesting objects while walking my friends' dog and I'd spotted a) a discarded milk shake bottle and b) a hubcap. I thought the hubcap might work nicely, but when I drove up the lane again today, I couldn't see it and there wasn't anywhere handy to park.

I decided to fall back on the milk shake bottle and took a few shots (I put the bottle and a discarded carrier bag into my car afterwards. I wasn't going to leave them littering the countryside.)

However, on my way back to the main road, I drove past this lost sock which someone has found and tied to a tree, presumably in the hope that the owner will return and find it.

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la_marquise_de_ From: la_marquise_de_ Date: March 24th, 2012 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I always wonder how people lose socks out in the middle of nowhere. I mean, things like hats and gloves are obvious, but socks?
cariadwen From: cariadwen Date: March 24th, 2012 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I might be able to answer the lost sock question. When I was fit and a friend and I would make it out to the countryside for walking, we'd take clean dry socks to change into after walking. A particular boon when walking in Welsh countryside, as you can get very wet even when it's not raining and cold feet can get quite serious.
pickledginger From: pickledginger Date: March 24th, 2012 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, and hikers are often advised to change socks at each break. When I did a lot of hiking and orienteering, I had companions who would do so, then hang the just-removed socks on their backpacks to dry ... as they will, given appropriate weather, buy they're a lot easier to lose that way.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 24th, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think that's what might have happened here. It is a nice long thick sock, the type a keen walker might wear.
la_marquise_de_ From: la_marquise_de_ Date: March 25th, 2012 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, that makes sense. Thank you!
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: March 24th, 2012 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the knot. It looks like the bush is wearing a cravat.
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