Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fence Personality

...and what does it tell/say about us...


fence..."b"


fence..."a"

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Facelift...


 ...is beginning for this older home....hi-lift machine in the front yard and some early scraping...



...i wonder about the original owners..

... did they own a window company ???

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Walden ?? ...


this tiny cottage and it's setting has a country side feel to it...


but it is nestled in the heart of town...


and offers a delightful escape right in the backyard....

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for those interested in the driftwood Santas...I have contacted my friend and will get back to you

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Creating With Rubbish


...i have a wonderful friend who scours the river and lake banks for driftwood..
which she cleans and transforms into delightful Santa pieces.....


an occasional Sam gets in as well and sometimes an angel too...

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

BIG Rock Fence

Kentucky has miles of dry-laid rock fencing.. of the type found in Ireland...it is unusual to see a fence with rocks of this size...the photo is not showing the bottom rock in it's entirety... which is a about twenty feet long...how many mules and men were required for this one???

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Rubbish and .... thoughts....


I know this piece was intact when it came into my possession but time and accidents have taken a toll...still i don't part with it...have made many offhand remarks about it...and now use it to remind me that we are not always the saint or angel we believe ourselves to be and sometimes we just lose out heads and do and say senseless things....

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Up and Over....


the fence....years ago I grew gourds on these arbors constructed of re-purposed John Deere mower packing crates and woven wire fence...it was a 'race to the top' for the gourd plants...


the plants are near the end of the season here and some gourds are being supported with small platforms made from scrap particle board that I have attached to the fencing...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Using Rubbish...


to draw


an Ink Cap mushroom


using the 'ink' from it's upturned cap


not the best drawing...but fun anyway.


 showing the Ink Cap Mushroom in it's growth stages.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Almost...




Hay Time...some hay in the area already cut...the hayman will be here on his schedule.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Courtyard....



and it's gate...I like courtyards ...have never lived where there is one but they have been used by man for thousands of years...this one is at a condo in town...

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Rubbish Display


Years ago....BD (before digital) took this photo on a KY backroad...wish I remembered which one.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Skywatch Friday


                        A recent sunset at Weedy Acres in central KY...viewed across the back fence.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Back Road Beauty


...and I'm talking about roads that don't have a center line. The ones that promise interesting and unique views around every bend and over every rise (talking about Kentucky here).


Impressive entrance to the farm. 

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hay's Haze


Soon, the Hayman will come and I will lose all this beauty. A haze of purple
spreads across the field ... it is so wonderful what color does for sight ...
and soul.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wash Day Helper


A double tub used for 'wash day' years ago...
now retired...
to a life of rust

...could be revived
as 'garden art'
and planted with flowers
for a beautiful new life.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Blue Sky Day...

over the Jailer's Inn. An old jail now functioning as a B&B.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Broken Fences...

The Scene After

...an old bucket truck being transported to the local scrap yard by a towing service... broke loose from the tow cable and crashed into the fence...

two heavy duty tow trucks returned

...and righted the truck ...no one was hurt....
they'll send  someone to repair the fence.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Looks Like ...


Rubbish....

but this old log cabin was being dismantled...
another phase of life was to begin in a new place.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

etc.,

Wild blackberry is blooming...

Flying Lessons are taking place all around the yard...this baby robin
had a soft landing and hiding from Mandy...

rain has moved on through...leaving us with heat and the big H ...
 Humidity.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Grey Skies...

...here today as seen behind the catkins on a wild cherry tree. 
Rain forecast for most of the weekend.

Catkins on a brighter day. These beautiful small flowers perfume
the air with their delicate scent.

A tree in full bloom is pretty beautiful.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Back Gate...

at this historical property

is heavy duty...manufactured by Stewart Iron Works many years ago...

an old door set into a deep wall maintains security...

fashion blinds horizontal and iron bars vertical are indicators of the previous use of this property

now functioning as a beautiful and interesting bed and breakfast. 

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Rubbish Bits....


A small bit of rubbish found at the back fence. I don't know what color this was in the box but I do like the washed out blue that time has given it and of course the rust is a favorite.


A quick sketch makes for a reuse of the materials.

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Friday, May 2, 2014

The Green Sea...

 Watching the wind move across this field of wheat makes me think of the ocean. Those tree clumps are just islands in the distance. Rain (much) has put us in the middle of a sea of green. Those clouds above ...may hold more rain.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

A Favorite Place

A perfectly rusted fence....

on a rural road....


marking the grounds of an old cemetery.
 I do love old cemeteries,  the feelings experienced there are sometimes profound. I always leave with a different thinking.
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