Sunday, January 17, 2010


01.16.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

A lizard moved into an abandoned bird house - seemingly a wee bit wary that his avian 'friend' may return. What once was considered unusable has been revived into a new use.

Many times, we attempt to recycle consumer goods and resources in order to stretch their value - though not often enough. And, what one considers useless may often hold high value for another. We still seem to have a lot of waste as we strive to own or 'consume' the biggest, the best, the newest. What if we could spend even one day examining all of our daily goods and resources for potential re-use? Even if our trash didn't become someone else's treasure, it would've had a second life. Melbourne, FL


  1. And it might even be fun, a creative exercise. I went off the recycling thing for a while as a younger person because we grew up with my father recycling, recreating and picking up off the side of the road. We wanted something new!! Still, it seems like a good idea now. I still remember the back door key breaking off and being replaced with a two-cent piece welded to it.

  2. Glad to see the lizard has a home. And so true about our belongings. I have been trying to bring things to recycling centres and to a place that resells goods to those who can't afford much. But we throw too much away.

  3. I love this shot - it's not a sight I'd see here in NZ.