Monday, September 8, 2014

The 'Footsie Tree' ?



I'm stumped! I've Googled almost to breaking point :) There has to be a story behind this whimsical mural found on a garage wall along Hay St.but it has successfully eluded moi! Although it was a futile search I did learn something from the exercise.. in the high powered world of stocks and shares the FTSE (footsie) tree is 'an objective benchmark against which to measure investment portfolios'.. I'm sure the real story behind this mural would be so much more entertaining :) Huge storm here last night, haven't been out to check for damage yet! Hope you had or are still having a fab weekend, take care...p.s. no parking overtime here, clamped and $135 fine, glad I was walking!




44 comments:

  1. Ah, a "footsie" tree indeed!! You do find the best photo stuff, Grace!! I always look forward to seeing what you've come up with every day -- I'm never disappointed!! We're still having unusually warm weather for September in the northwest, but I'm not complaining!! Have a great new week!!

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  2. Now this strange and I find it a little creepy, perhaps because I've just O.D.'d on Criminal Minds!

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    1. I've been watching Crminal Minds on Netflix too Ciel, I think I'm in season 7, I never gave a thought to living by myself,,,now every noise freaks me out.

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  3. A tree like that would have toemites?

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  4. I don't know what it means but I do like it, Grace!

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  5. I hope there was no damage from the storm. Really awesome mural.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  6. het is wel een geweldig mooie muurschildering.

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  7. Grace, I am curious too why you couldn't find any reference to its origin or artist on the Internet? Very mysterious.

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  8. pulled up 23,500,000 possibles for "footsie tree", then I added "art" and it didn't get any better :) it would be interesting to know something about the artist and/or his/her imagination!!! great photos by the way

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  9. So cool! Love all the feet in flip-flops! :-)

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  10. That is certainly something different!

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  11. That reminds me, I must phone my sister.....

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  12. You create for us such an encompassing reality here that I can remember the night storm.
    Another interesting photo, G!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3

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  13. It looks like the artist might have been smoking weed at some point!

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  14. Whimsical is the right work to describe this one. I like it's quirky look.

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  15. It's a very clever work. Artist, step forward and make yourself known.

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  16. Sorry, Grace, I haven't got a clue.

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  17. This is hysterical. It looks like it's an illustration from a children's book. A weird one, to be true, but no doubt fascinating. I note that the tree has seven feet. Seven is such an evocative number across many cultures, that it too must have some meaning. Let us know if you find out more about this eye catching mural. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  18. An interesting mural, bad luck that you can't find out about it.

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  19. Gosh there are some imaginative and creative people out there. I love the proportions and uniqueness of this "Footsie" creature.

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  20. Some people have some seriously damaged imaginations! Very weird!

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  21. Estupendas las fotos que nos dejas.

    Saludos.

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  22. Those tootsies are sooo... cute Grace. I'm battening down before that storm hits here ....

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  23. Interesting and funny mural, so nice pained!

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  24. don't you hate when you can't find info on things like this?!! i hope there wasn't any damage!

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  25. Ho ho, strange and fun, how much fantasy!

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  26. I do very much like the whimsy in this mural!

    So sorry about the bad storm! Hope all is well.

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  27. Here we get 'booted' with a device that makes your vehicle a 'no go'. If that happened you'd be walking for sure.

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  28. Hello Grace, I hope everything there is fine, please take care. I'm always terrified by storms.
    This tree mural is wonderful! We can imagine many stories about the painted tree.
    Hugs
    Leia

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  29. That is a great find Grace and now you have me wondering about the story behind it too. I hope there was no damage from the storm!

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  30. Cute cute tree. Ouch on the overtime parking fees!
    We had a great weekend....thanks for the visit.always happy to see you!

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  31. It is a very different mural. good luck finding the story.

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  32. A lovely mural Grace. Hope your house and garden survived the storms! Quite scary, just my garden is in a bit of disarray from those high winds!

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  33. Wow, I love that mural, Grace! Your fines... wow. In that case... too high. But I saw (1999, somewhere in Oz) a real high fine for parking on spots reserved for disabled - right thing to do!
    Yips, hope there isn´t too much damage due to the storm (yes, reading backwards due to your introduction "Moreton Bay Fig trees in yesterdays post.. ".

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  34. I Love that mural (and your photos of it). It's the fig tree, right?

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