AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Touring Grass

Car parked on the main street of Dromana
Apparently there are a few cars round the world that have embarked on this grass idea.
Some are covered in "astroturf" and some have real grass plus sod!!!!
Check out the range of oddities HERE!

A pseudo grass car
Borrowed Nature's green ideas
Plastic invention

Plastic surfacing
Dubious tenacity
Mother Nature shrugs

P.S. Just had a terrible thought.
Imagine this vehicle coming toward you by night - with headlights on.
You may begin to believe that the green-eyed monster was actually all green and very real!!!

Linking to:
Haiku Heights ~ Green


Amrit Sinha said...

Loved the way Mother Nature shrugged :-)

joanne said...

I am not sure of the message of this vehicle - does it run on manure or garbage?! "Nature shrugs", as did I...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, I would say Mother Nature shrieks! Great photo find!

Not a Wisp of Green

Kinara :) said...

I've never seen a car like this one.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

OMG! Now I've seen it all. I LOVE "Mother Nature shrugs!" At first I thought it was real grass, which would have been cool, in an odd sort of way.....imagine driving around with a sprinkler going?

PattiKen said...

Yikes. I'm sure Mother Nature is horrified. I can just hear her: "You're going out like that? What if you get in an accident?"

You know how mothers are...

Sri Valli said...

I liked the expression...'Mother nature shrugs'....

Pranita said...

That's such a refreshing picture and ur haiku does gr8 justice to it! Wonderful Gemma! :)

Peekaboo with the moon!

kaykuala said...

It looks good to further the cause for a green environment. Saves on water, no car wash,just brushing for a 'dry clean' I think so!


Leovi said...

No doubt they are very funny.

Susan said...

Like everyone else, I'm hooked on your last line--that's where I finally let out my hoot of a laugh. But so much more is luscious here, so to speak: the repetition of plastic, the personification of nature as in grass is her green idea, and the lovely shrug of your own in "dubious tenacity" which has as much to say about the invention's usefulness as mama's shrug.

cheryl said...

I can only imagine the rust created keeping the grass moist. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my ... what ingenuity on the car part!!! I however I am not sure I would want to drive around in it!! :) Some of the world's oddities are so interesting!!


Dulcina said...

Mamma mia, what a car! Need watering? Hehehe.
Grass is safe and natural; plastic is not natural and it's dangerous.
So many pseudo inventions nowadays trying to imitate Mother Nature!
Witty haikus.



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