Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken…an unexpected resident

Posted: March 1, 2017 in Weekly Photo Challenge
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We usually talk about the road less taken, but today for the Photo Challenge, Krista asks us to share a photo of something that surprised or delighted us on a the road we did take.  There are so many choices for this that I don’t know where to start, but my photo files would be the place.  🙂

Several years ago, my husband and I were in Basel, Switzerland for our last day of a wonderful trip, which had included seeing a stage of the Tour de France.  A fellow blogger who lives in Basel met us and showed us around.  While exploring some of the back streets of this lovely city, I spied this unexpected resident, which both surprised and delighted me.

© janet m. webb 2014

  1. Anita says:

    So cute! I wonder if it comes to life at night…

    • Hmm, never thought of that! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to comment. It seems that people are in the habit of just “liking” and then moving on. I understand the number of posts out there to view, but I do try to comment and appreciate that time taken on those I get in return.


  2. Simply charming! ☺️

  3. Sandra says:

    Lovely photo. Maybe for FF?

  4. Emilio Pasquale says:

    You were in Switzerland and this is what you share with us? OK, I’ll admit it’s cute. And unexpected. And it fits the prompt perfectly. But still, a stuffed doll? In Switzerland? Show me a Swiss woman in a bathing suit. Now that would delight me! 😉

    • A Swiss woman in a bathing suit/the Alps (which we didn’t see as we were only in Basel for the day)/cheese/etc., would be too expected. And have you ever seen a Swiss woman in a bathing suit on a road at all? 🙂


  5. Laura says:

    So sweet, I imagine some little person is missing her 🙂

  6. jazzytower says:

    This immediately brought a face-spliting, back-flashing smile. My mom used to make those for us:) Awesome!

  7. Leya says:

    I wonder if that is her real home – anyway a very charming surprise!

  8. Dan Antion says:

    That’s a pretty cute find, Janet.

  9. happyface313 says:

    🙂 Now this is a cute surprise.
    Especially for Switzerland, where everything is so precise and in order (so they say).
    Have a very HAPPY day xo 🙂

  10. Very cute. Thank you for the smile. 🙂

  11. joey says:

    Aw, yeah, sweet 🙂

  12. Su Leslie says:

    I can’t help wondering if some little child got home and discovered they’d lost a favourite toy. The boy-child used to “park” his soft toys in odd places (not unlike the little nest you found) and then get very upset when he discovered them missing. The number of places I’ve had to return to …. I’ve even had French hotel laundry staff hunt for a tiny snow leopard that was nested in some bed linen. Sigh. Lovely photo though.

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  15. NJ says:

    It looks like it is inviting all to hug it 🙂 How adorable it is 🙂

  16. Is it a bird? is it a plane? What is it exactly J? Everyone is saying how cute & cuddly it is. But nobody’s asking the hard questions – except MB.

    • I can always count on MB to ask the difficult questions. In this case, I might be speculating wildly, but I believe it might be a doll. What do you think?


      • Now you’ve made me go and have a real careful look at it J. A doll – perhaps. But MB is thinking that it looks somewhat like a lion. So can we agree on a Lion Doll? MB is Leo born, so he would be happy with that conclusion. What say you Yankee woman?

      • Sure, that sounds workable. Then every time I see it, I’ll think of you. 🙂

  17. Oh yes, that would have been a delightful find! She’s cute.

  18. nowathome says:

    wonder who left it there?