Left our mark on Google Earth


The Google Earth Blog posted a story about how Google Earth is encouraging folks to fix up their gardens and yards in case GE grabs a picture for their database.

It really is true that you can leave a mark in GE. My family inadvertently did so.

The picture on the right is of our backyard (and surrounding houses) in the first house we lived in when we moved to California. That red splotch just below the virtual thumbtack was my son’s large, red, inflatable fire engine that doubled as a ball pit.

It had been punctured for a while and my son had been dragging it around the backyard because slugs liked to live under it and, well, slugs are fun. That, and I hadn’t gotten around to throwing the damned thing away.

And GE happened to capture my little bit of backyard procrastination!

One Response to “Left our mark on Google Earth”

  1. Nigel Kersten says:

    You know, I’m going to have to take your word for it… my red-green colour blindness must be in full effect. 🙂

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