Thursday, November 27, 2008

Blog Giveaway

Gosh, it's been a week since I last posted. Lots of visiting, eating, and walking. I walk everywhere around in the town my dad lives in. I figured out what these oddities were soon enough, but I thought them rather interesting. As always people find a way to make art out of utilitarian objects. I made a flicker set of some of these wire and cement baskets around town. The first person to guess what they're used for will win a prize...what would you like a fat quarter after I get back to the U.S. or maybe a postcard from here in Brazil??

I made a flicker set of them here. Check out all the different shapes and sizes.

Today's featured fruit is jabuticaba. There is such a wealth of fruits here. The mangos are downright obscene in size. Happy Thanksgiving to all. I'm thankful that I'll be heading home in a couple of weeks. It's been great visiting my homeland, but I do feel I'm a foreigner here. Most of the time I'm on sensory overload. The noise pollution is unreal, and this is in a "small" town. Of course nobody here believes me when I saw I live in a town of only 200 people. I'm headed to another colonial coffee with my cousin, Edson, who is helping me make arrangements for travelling. Because this is a small town, I can't easily get to where I want to go by bus, without going out of the way first. Oh well!


Misha said...

I think maybe it's to hold your packages while you're waiting for the bus. Am I close? :)

Suze said...

They look too open to hold newspapers or trash...and are too tall for bus benches...
To me, they look kinda like the baskets that we used to use for Frisbee I am going to go with either a game or excercise stations...unless I think of something else they could be!
My 'curiosity bump' is up!!

Pat/SWquilter said...

Suze skated right on by "trash" didn't she?! LOL! Did anyone ever post on your blog with the right answer? If so I can't find it, so TRASH, TRASH, TRASH!! LOL! I cheated, but couldn't resist!


quiltzing said...

I figure they must be for deliveries of some sort -- milk??

I've really enjoyed your travel-log, it's given me a view into a country that I'll probably never get to.

Also, on the bierocks -- I use frozen dinner rolls for the dough (thawed, of course).