Unfortunately, it was a gloomy, gray day, because a sight like this causes one to pull over and get out of the car, camera in hand, and it would have been nice to have better lighting. I'd never seen a shoe tree before, and this one was in the middle of nowhere, but not so far from Mitchell, Oregon, population 170 in the 2000 census. My guess is, it's about the same now.
My old camera handled the lighting a little better as I got closer to the tree.
Finally, a few colors.
The sign can't be read in my photo, but here's a link to a photo on Flickr that shows its humorous message. I'm only envious because they had a beautiful blue sky to work with. Below are a few more links of interest:
. Knot-cha-cha's visit to the shoe tree
. More about the shoe tree: Autum Wind Studios
The only other time I've seen flung shoes was in Portland, Oregon, with Francisca when she took this photo. I'm not sure if you'll need a Facebook account to see it.
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