Brown Bag Duck


This photo was taken in April.


The location was curbside in the City Center District of Washington DC.


The "The Take It!" came as I stepped out of my car next to one of the great hotels which I have visited numerous time over the course of years. The shape the bag took having been discarded has a process that defies imagination. I can only think that it was initially crumpled up by the tosser as the first step - the rest is beyond me. I am happy to have seen it as somewhat resembling a duck and hope that others can too.


I am entirely open to hearing other observations as street shaping is very dynamic and so much a game of honoring the eye of the beholder.


Wishing everyone my very best,



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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Gabe (Tuesday, 03 May 2022 00:31)

    I see a rocket.

  • #2

    SF1967 (Tuesday, 03 May 2022 00:32)

    The trash mache book is getting thicker by the week!

  • #3

    Jim (Tuesday, 03 May 2022 00:38)

    When I pulled this up on my phone to show my kid the website and photo loaded up sideways because my phones orientation is all messed up (time for a new phone) and in that moment she said it looked like a dog with flappy ears. Now that is all she can see.

    PS: My wife Sally is out of town so she may not see this until she gets back.

  • #4

    Teri (Tuesday, 03 May 2022 00:39)

    I wish I could show some of these to our students. The little ones would have a blast with these.

  • #5

    GpaJake (Tuesday, 03 May 2022 00:41)

    Ever wonder what kind of sauce is on the inside of that napkin, or others like it? I imagine the moments before it landed on the ground, someone wiping catsup or mustard off their mouth and tossing it.

  • #6

    Sally (Tuesday, 03 May 2022 00:42)

    My first thought before reading the title was a pigeon. I was close!!