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On The Fence

Arla M. Ruggles

Cherry Creek-Ely_NV, United States

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Rural Nevada, USA
(2011.APR.10)
Unstaged – As found

or … “Brotherhood Of The Fence-Hanging Pants?”
or … "I Lost My Shirt In Vegas; My Pants in ____ " ?

  1. Jeans Challenge on Bubblers’ Weekly Challenge
    (2013.FEB.21)
  2. Stuck Challenge on Challenge Accepted
    (2012.MAR.07)


The Wild West Show
(2011.APR.22)

This is how Nevada’s famous Road Art “Galleries” get started. Next thing you know, some joker will come along and add a pair of boots … or a head ….

Travelers through the vast “Big Empty” that is rural Nevada, are apt to come upon scenes like this. Sometimes, the display is caused by a random act of Nature; sometimes, it is a deliberate expression of creativity.

I don’t imagine anyone can explain the proclivity of SOME Nevadans to leave “messages” along the lonely roadside. Perhaps, it is like the message in a bottle, sent by some weary traveler, alone in a vast and seemingly empty place to those who follow behind. Perhaps, it arose from our forebearers’ need to save every remnant, “just-in-case-somebody-might-need-it-sometime”.

To the uninformed, these wayside exhibits may appear unsightly mars upon the pristine landscape. Yet we ask — NO! we implore you to leave them as they stand (feel free to add your own flashes of brilliance to the existing ones), for unexpected signs of humanity can be a refreshing wake-me-up along the endless highways of this vast country.



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