Weird error loading images

This is on Mongrel , not sure if that has anything to do with it but
continue getting this message about loading a gif. I've checked both
the layout and css and they are pointing the correct file and it does
exist in /public/images , yet (btw , I don't feel this is OT and html
related):

Processing Base#index (for 127.0.0.1 at 2006-09-20 05:13:00) [GET]
  Session ID: 1adeda912597a43732fdafd38045ecc2
  Parameters: {}

ActionController::RoutingError (no route found to match
"/public/images/img.gif" with {:method=>:get}):
    /vendor/rails/actionpack/lib/action_controller/routing.rb:1043:in
`recognize_path'
    /vendor/rails/actionpack/lib/action_controller/routing.rb:1033:in
`recognize'
    /vendor/rails/railties/lib/dispatcher.rb:40:in `dispatch'
    C:/INSTAN~1/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3-mswin32/lib/mongrel/rails.rb:73:in
`process' C:/INSTAN~1/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3-mswin32/lib/mongrel.rb:551:in
`process_client'
C:/INSTAN~1/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3-mswin32/lib/mongrel.rb:550:in
`process_client'
C:/INSTAN~1/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3-mswin32/lib/mongrel.rb:636:in
`run' C:/INSTAN~1/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3-mswin32/lib/mongrel.rb:636:in
`run' C:/INSTAN~1/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3-mswin32/lib/mongrel.rb:625:in
`run' C:/INSTAN~1/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3-mswin32/lib/mongrel.rb:956:in
`run' C:/INSTAN~1/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3-mswin32/lib/mongrel.rb:955:in
`run' C:/INSTAN~1/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3-mswin32/bin/mongrel_rails:127:in
`run' C:/INSTAN~1/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3-mswin32/lib/mongrel/command.rb:199:in
`run' C:/INSTAN~1/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3-mswin32/bin/mongrel_rails:235
    /vendor/rails/activesupport/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:343:in `load'
    /vendor/rails/railties/lib/commands/servers/mongrel.rb:48
    C:/INSTAN~1/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:27:in
`require'
    /vendor/rails/activesupport/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:350:in
`require'
    /vendor/rails/railties/lib/commands/server.rb:39
    script/server:3
Rendering ./script/../config/../vendor/rails/actionpack/lib/action_controller/templates/rescues/layout.rhtml
(404 Page Not Found)