Here’s Exploration #4: Daily Walk- Collect objects only on your way to work or school every day. (Try to collectthirty). Since I don't have a "normal" job or go to school, and I was on holiday in Kansas, I decided to collect items anytime I was out walking, shooting photographs of the Heartland. This task was a lot harder than it sounded. Oklahoma and Kansas are very clean...objects on the ground were few and far between. However, I did manage in the end to collect thirty items, in addition to, although not shown, a dead snake and a serious case of fire ant bites that swelled my foot up so that I became a "bigfoot" myself! Below is a list of what I found with a corresponding photograph:
1) rusty nail 2) rusty can top 3) rusty tail pipe 4) rusty barbed wire 5) rusty hinge 6) thistle (which dried a beautiful purple) 7) dried wildflower 8) tiny feather 9) black rubber knob 10) roman candle 11) real butterfly 12) faux butterfly 13) painted rock 14) three rocks from The Medicine Wheel in Lawrence, Kansas 15) paper parachute 16) toy bus 17) penny 18) pinecone 19) hair tie 20) rock from Gina's driveway 21) yellow rubber piece 22) sliver of seashell 23) horse chestnut 24) green leaf 25) yellow leaf 26) red leaf 27) rubber knob 28) mulberry stem 29) small round seed pod 30) large yellow seed pod
All these items were collected while I was with friends and/or family members. It made the "collecting" that much more fun. It took longer than I had hoped but maybe it was a lesson to "slow down" and not try to rush my way through life.