Sunday, October 05, 2008

Licenses to Bird

This "collection" of 212 birding-inspired vanity plates in 18 galleries was gathered over a period of 29 years by Rich Ditch. These are all more or less self-explanatory, but I’m still puzzled by the meaning of KUMUL. Can somebody help me out?

ADDENDUM (10/6/08): See Rich Ditch's very interesting comment below about the meaning of KUMUL. Thank you, Ritch!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Richard Ditch said...

First, I'm glad to see you like my collection of vanity plates.

KUMUL was the plate of Robert Smith, aka Smitty, who showed many birders their life Spotted Owl in the canyons on Fort Huachuca. He told me that it meant Bird of Paradise in New Guinea.

October 05, 2008 10:48 PM  
Blogger John L. Trapp said...

Thanks for filling me in, Rich. No wonder I couldn't figure it out! This is a very nice collection!

October 06, 2008 7:52 AM  

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