I have become fascinated with the bits of ephemera that people use to mark out their interests and affiliations. And as always, I seem to find the most interesting ones as I am driving along (I know, pay attention to the road instead). But I do run across some stationary ones in the parking lot where they are easily captured.
This family chose ‘Day of the Dead’ stick figures to indicate their family members, which is an interesting choice, unless they are actually skeletons.
The woman who owns this car came up to me as I was snapping this photo and I had a little chat about my photographic project (okay, I’m sure that she thought I was at least slightly weird). She said that she got the sticker from Amazon, and that she liked peacocks. Then she showed me her peacock tattoo (it had a lot more detail).
This one commemorates (probably) a trip to Hawaii and the lovely beaches there. The turtle (Honu) is a Hawaiian symbol for wisdom and good luck, and Honu can be a guardian spirit (Aumakua) too. The starfish sticker has all the symbols of Hawaii: hibiscus, sea life and the islands themselves.
Here’s another fan of the ocean, but with a more mythical bent.
And I think that both of these drivers should be very careful when parking, not to get to close to this fellow. He obviously has a different agenda.