Forty Bins

It’s funny, what we notice, and what we don’t.

Maybe ten or fifteen years ago, about this time of year, I was in Woods Hole, watching the cars and trucks getting loaded on to the ferry for the Vineyard. One of the truckloads caught my eye — it was a load of pine board trash can bins, stacked with the kind of order and precision you sometimes see with a truckload of hay bales.

A couple of days ago I went to Vineyard Haven to do some errands, and on the way into town, I saw that the Eden garden center had just gotten their spring shipment of pine board trash bins. I resolved to stop and take photos on my way home, and somehow managed to remember.

You can see from the Bobcat tracks that some of the bins have been offloaded, but what an impressive pile!

From the side, it’s a wall o’ pine.

The stacking job is best seen from the end.

The load appears to have shifted slightly in transit, but what a glorious pile!

It appeared even more glorious in the full sun of late afternoon.

And there you have it.

Another pile.

From the ‘pile.

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