This was taken along the road in southern Ontario, near the small town of Delhi, south of St. Thomas. We were at speed and I was a little restless, so I decided to see what my camera and I could get with minimal effort. So, I put it on ‘high-speed’ (the little athlete, running), opened the car window (to the extreme consternation of everyone else in the vehicle), and started snapping photos.
When I got home I checked what I had and my eye caught this little snap: a mountain of wrecked automobiles that suddenly appeared in the middle of a beautiful, scenic area of perfectly-tilled arable land. This, I thought, truly is a testament to man’s activities and how they affect our environment. That this detritus should exist at all in this recycling age, let alone in amongst all the beauty of that area, is the ultimate acknowledgment of the results of our innocent daily activities.
I found this pile of scrap almost surreally out of place with the general area. After a few more moments, however, it made a little more sense, for up the road there were several miles of orange, hand-painted signs that said “NO MORE TORONTO GARBAGE!”
Clearly, my camera and I had stumbled on a significant local controversy.