Friday, January 25, 2013

January 24 - 25, 2013 Faux vs. Real

Thursday's word was

 Faux (pron.: /ˈfoʊ/) is a French word for "false".

When manufacturing faux objects or materials, an attempt is often made to create products which will resemble the imitated items as closely as possible.

However, some products are intentionally made to look "faux", for example, faux furs made for prospective buyers who want their fur to be recognizable as imitation due to controversy over the use and manufacture of real animal furs.

Well, I am not discussing fur today, but the faux trees that occur along the forested parts of Colorado highways.

 I am uncertain as to whether these are faux trees created to resemble trees as closely as possible, or if they are faux trees that are meant to be recognizable as imitation trees.

Take, for example, this one on Highway 83 north of Northgate road.

See the rectangular "tree" sticking up above the treeline. Could you possibly mistake this for a real tree?

Another picture, see how the "limbs" are all the same size.

These look like alien trees.

 Real (the word for Friday) trees look like these (taken from my back deck)

So, if you're in Colorado and see these strange looking trees rising above the treeline, you are more than likely looking at a cell tower.

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