KOC: The Bizarrely Ordinary

From Kammie’s page: Oddball: (noun) a person or thing that is atypical, bizarre, eccentric, or nonconforming; (adjective) whimsically free-spirited; eccentric; atypical

Kammie’s Oddball Challenge is for those photos that are sort of strange, or don’t fit in with anything else. There is no specific topic, so …

I have no idea what this is, but I took the photo somewhere in Chicago. It struck me at the time as an odd object, and then there’s the random water bottle someone left there.
This is a sad and weary water pump: overworked and underpaid in the middle of a heat wave!
Obviously the vestige of something else that is long gone. Open? What’s open? Where?
Apparently, someone at a nature center told us the purpose of these logs with holes in them, but I’ve forgotten.
Don’t count on this hydrant in case of a fire!
Build your own desert landscape! Get your camels and sand here!


Kammie’s Oddball Challenge

Kammie’s Oddball Challenge is to feature photos that don’t seem to fit anywhere else.  Oddball is defined thus:
Oddball: noun a person or thing that is atypical, bizarre, eccentric, or nonconforming
adjective whimsically free-spirited; eccentric; atypical

Some vestige of bygone days in a Parisian apartment building
water pump in Vienna that looks like a sad face!
A weird-looking dessert
Not just odd, but scary!!

Oddballs: Crazy Sculpture Park

September 28, 2018

We have been taking a short trip into Iowa, and spent a day and a half in Des Moines. We went to a well-known sculpture park, but I had heard about another one called the “Crazy Sculpture Park” located somewhere on the south side of the city. We stopped there on our way out of town. The weird sculptures we saw there definitely fit the “oddball” category, so I am dedicating this post to Kammie’s Oddball challenge. (Thank you, Kammie, for taking up this challenge from Cee! It has been one of my favorites!)20180928_095810
All-seeing eye?

Fake little outhouse!20180928_100534
Acrobatic dive?
20180928_100425An egg-shaped space ship about to launch?


Treehouse: Oddball Thursday Doors

When I saw this tree, I thought of the stories of my childhood, where families of rabbits or squirrels wearing human clothing, lived.  I discovered it on one of my walks on a local walking path, which passes a couple of private homes. Someone has used the contours and scars of this tree trunk to fill in the spaces with itty-bitty doors and windows, adding details such as miniature picket fences and chimneys made of odd objects. I couldn’t resist posting this for Norm’s Thursday Doors and Cee’s Oddball Challenge.

Perhaps this is more like a tree apartment building!
Any minute I expected one of the tiny doors would open and Mama Rabbit in her apron would appear!
The chimney on this one is very clever!
Now I admire it every time I go by and the ingeniousness of its creator!

Cee’s Oddball Challenge

Cee is back with her oddball challenge! I was scrolling through some old photos looking for something and came across this.  I saw it in front of someone’s house in Minocqua, Wisconsin. It was so weird I had to take a picture of it!
A discarded item by the curb on trash day (Des Plaines)
Light fixture in our dining room (seen from directly below)
This last photo I don’t even remember taking, but obviously I did. I’m sure it was on one of my walks in the neighborhood, but I can’t remember exactly where.