Weekly Photo Challenge: Against the Odds…Warning!

Posted: February 15, 2017 in Uncategorized
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“Against the Odds” is the theme for this week’s challenge and I think you’re unlikely to find a crossing sign like this very often.  Yes, all of these were present in the area where the narrow French road twisted through a small farm. Looks a bit like a fairy tale illustration to me or a child-as-Pied-Piper sign.

© janet m. webb 2014


  1. Dina says:

    So sweet! 🙂 ❤

  2. Lenore Brashear says:

    Well, yes I agree with you. It is the Pied Piper of rural France.
    It reminds me of the sign that used to be posted just North of San Diego on the Freeway where the stop for illegal immigration search was located. which is not there anymore. Same shape sign, Lettering said:WATCH OUT FOR and the picture was of the shadow figure of a man running across a road followed by a woman pulling a child by the hand. They were all carrying bundles. Things changed since then, but they might revert to that only closer to Mexico.

  3. Joanne says:

    How delightful!

  4. Dan Antion says:

    Is that a cat and a chicken in there? You don’t see many chicken crossing signs.

  5. joey says:

    Super cute 🙂

  6. Allan G. Smorra says:

    No kangaroos? Nice photo, Janet.

  7. bythebriny says:

    What a great find!

  8. That is a very cute sign…reminding people of some of the life forms that cross the street

  9. Love it! Definitely something I would have stopped to photograph. 😊

  10. Ahahaha you got to love this one!

  11. Anita says:

    Such a whimsical sign! It did make me think of the Pied Piper. ☺

  12. What a delightful sign, Janet. 🙂

  13. C’est francais! This is so cute! I’ve seen some unique signs while traveling in France but, didn’t see this one! What a gem you found!

    • I wondered how many of these were ever made. Did the city/county have to have one ‘specially made or are there more tucked away somewhere in the countryside?


      • Who knows? I spent some time in the countryside around Normandy and didn’t see any signs this cute.

        I’d love to get back and visit other regions to find the little joys like this one you found.

      • If all goes well, I’ll be going back at the end of May, but not to Normandy Looking forward to it.

      • OMG! Can I come too? 🙂 I am trying to get a week free in mid May. To be in France would be wonderful!

        I need to find a good place for Diva Dog to stay while we’d be gone. Unfortunately, my normal dog sitters have moved out of the area, and I haven’t found anyone to replace them. 😦
        Just a thought: France… I could probably take Diva Dog and be fine! Could I get her back in the country when I return? I need to check that out.

      • Not sure about Diva Dog, Deborah, although France is quite dog-friendly.

      • They are! I love that dogs are allowed in most places in France, and most the dogs are so well behaved there.

  14. that’s probably very rare… but it maybe explains why the chicken crossed the road… it followed the girl, the cat the dog and the goat ;o)

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  16. NJ says:

    That is a such a cute little sign! 🙂

  17. Sandra says:

    That’s a lovely idea! At the animal rescue centre where I volunteer, there’s a road sign that says “Beware free range children and animals”.

    • That’s a great sign, too, Sandra. I like the ones that say something to the effect of “Unattended children will be given chocolate and coffee and returned to their parents.” 🙂


  18. TRANSLITERRA says:

    You were near a farm… In which village did you take the shot ? (I’m french).

  19. dimlamp says:

    Impressive find.

  20. margaret21 says:

    That’s brilliant. We saw several customised roadsigns like this while we lived in France, but none so detailed or charming as this.

  21. jmacindoe says:

    Nice shot! Looks like a popular spot!

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