Friday, November 7, 2008

November 7th, 2008


This was a variety of bags all stuffed in a garbage can. Very neutral, but full of texture and contrast.

Well, this is it for The Garbage Day Project blog. As I noted Tuesday, it has become harder and harder to actually be able to photograph the garbage as the garbage guys are now coming before sunrise.

I started The Garbage Day Blog two years ago today on my website when the cooperating garbage guys didn’t come until the middle of the afternoon. It was meant as a tongue-in-cheek look at all the garbage generating by one little neighborhood. It’s been fun for me and I’m still amazed by (and not very happy) about the amount of stuff going in the garbage truck.

I hope you will stop by my other blog as I will be featuring garbage photos there occasionally.

I thank you for your readership and for checking out the garbage with me these past two years.

Warm regards, Virginia

Tuesday, November 4 – 2008

November 4th, 2008


This was a long skinny halogen lamp poking out above the garbage can lid. Behind it was a pillow:


This Friday is the second anniversary of The Garbage Day Project and I will be posting a new photo here in celebration and in farewell. Yes, farewell. I have decided that the darkness and crazy schedule of the garbage guys has made it impossible for me continue. More on Friday about garbage-related plans for the future.

I voted; have you?

Tuesday, October 28 – 2008

October 28th, 2008


Cardboard boxes that don’t blow away are always worth checking out. This one contained a big broken concrete urn. Poor garbage guy who had to lift that box!

It’s dark here now at 6:00 p.m. and not light enough for photography until almost 7:30 a.m. The Garbage Day Project will be going on winter hiatus starting December 1. I’m hoping that by Spring the garbage guys will have stopped doing pick-up in the dark.

Tuesday, October 21 – 2008

October 21st, 2008


The bottom of an old washtub. What beautiful patina! Both the garbage guys and I can’t figure out if this was left as garbage or is a semi-permanent garbage holder.

How about this as a garbage container?


Tuesday, October 14 – 2009

October 14th, 2008


It’s always great when there is something goofy in the garbage. This lamp just seemed so incongruous poking out of a garbage can.

You know I love to photograph chairs set out for the garbage. Here’s a dandy: