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Utility poles no.2

These utility poles are situated on a small dead end road leading down to the Firth of Forth near South Queensferry.

The one in the foreground has quite a complicated assemblage on top. The shape reminds me of a chef’s hat, and the puffy white clouds seem to be loaves of floury bread dough fluffing up as it rises. Utility poles don’t usually make me feel so hungry.

utility poles 2

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Carer to two delightful octogenarian parents.

9 thoughts on “Utility poles no.2

  1. Heh, I can see what you mean there. I guess always take a snack if you head that way? Green spring grass (especially freshly mown) always used to make me feel hungry as a child (since you mentioned those fluffy clouds) and I used to have the greatest trouble to not chew my green crayons in spring. I think I tried it once and was quite disappointed, but the psychology has lingered. Like you with utility poles, no others make me hungry, but to this day if I see a green crayon, I get the munchies.

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    1. Ha ha, that’s funny about the crayon. Have you tried eating grass? It reminds me of my experience with soap. Bars of soap often look temptingly edible to me and inevitably one day I gave into temptation and took a big bite. It was absolutely horrible and even though I still remember that disgusting soapy mouthful I still think they look appetising.

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      1. I am sooooo glad I’m not the only weird person I know! 🙂 No, I never tried eating the actual grass. Is this bars of soap that are shaped like giant strawberries or whatnot? Or just your average block of Pears? 🙂 Soap can smell very appetising. I’ll give you that. Jean-Paul Gaultier put vanilla in his perfumes because he “wanted us to want to eat the person standing in front of us wearing it”. Which is kind of odd, but I also get it. Again, it’s not about actual consumption, just desire. It is amazing where a conversation about utility poles can take you, huh? Who’d’a thunk 🙂

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        1. Indeed, quite amazing. 🙂 It wasn’t a foodie-looking bar of soap, just a standard white rounded bar. I suppose I imagined it as being like a block of fudge: dense, smooth and potentially delicious.

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