‘Alice found a little bottle on it…and round the neck of the bottle was a paper label, with the words ‘DRINK ME’ beautifully printed on it in large letters.’

‘However, this bottle was not marked ‘poison,’ so Alice ventured to taste it, and finding it very nice, (it had, in fact, a sort of mixed flavour of cherry-tart, custard, pine-apple, roast turkey, toffee, and hot buttered toast,) she very soon finished it off.’ ….Lewis Carroll

Signs–as Alice in Wonderland found out, can be friendly, curt, creative, suspicious, quirky, or downright bossy.

I love signs! They have a personality of their own, and often suggest the friendly smile of a human being behind the product.

Here are a few of my favorites from recent outings. As you can see, they are rather thematic. My ‘drink me’ adventures, like Alice, are always followed by ‘eat me’–cake, or something like. Fall is a wonderful time to go exploring the local bounty. Farmer’s markets, harvest festivals, apple cider tastings, pumpkin bread bake-offs, there are so many regional and tasty ways to enjoy this season. (Be careful of nibbling on just any mushroom, but do try the plum pie!)

Some other interesting signs from photographers around the world are over at the WordPress photo challenge. Enjoy!

 

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