Monday, July 28, 2014

Rubish Tuesday #13

Farmers always have plenty of old stuff around. Friday evening while JD picked cucumbers, I took a few shots of some of Bro O's old things.
Like this old pile of tires/wheels. Some were truck tires and some from tractors.
This old wheelbarrow was once bright green. Now it is mostly rust.
As is this old disc. Is it disk or disc? I've always spelled it d-i-s-c, but when I googled I see it spelled both ways. Hmm. Which do you use?
Farm gasoline. This old tank has kept many a tractor/combine/cornpicker in the field.
Lastly, a little old and a little new. This rusty barn roof makes a nice place for a hornet's nest. It is new and not very big yet. The really bad thing? It is right by our garden. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will join in the fun.

My idea was to have a place to post 'old things'.  Anything old and/or deteriorating such as old houses, barns, outbuildings, old cars, rusty things, antiques, interesting junk, or it can be something in pristine condition, but just old. 

1. Link to a post featuring photos of something old.
2. Link back to Rubbish by Roan in your post.
3. As time allows, visit other participants and comment on their posts.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Nothin' But Yellow!

Yesterday, Saturday, I went to work at 7:00 a.m. and stopped for the day at 4:00 p.m. Daughter, a.k.a. Tex, (not TexWisGirl, just Tex) came down to help. To add to the short staff in our office, our newest clerk's brother passed away and she will be off work Monday and Tuesday, our nightmare days! So, Tex was kind enough to pitch in. I'm still way behind, so will be heading off to work as soon as I finish this post. I'm only staying 3 or 4 hours though. Really, that's all!

The Democratic party has picked a successor for the office, but he won't start until the 11th. He will be green as grass as to the duties, but I'm sure he will quickly adjust. 

Friday night we went down to the garden to pick tomatoes, zucchini, acorn squash, and okra. We also pulled up a few radishes. I use the term 'we' loosely. JD, a.k.a. Hubs (daughter doesn't like the word Hubs, so from now on he will be JD. JD is an inside joke, which I may explain later. No time today) JD did most of the picking while I wondered around with my camera. Well, I did pick the okra.
 The Gold Finches were out in force. Enjoying SIL's sunflowers.

Above is one of my sunflowers. It is only about 4 inches from tip of petal to tip of petal. Not sure the variety, but they are pretty.
 Now back to SIL's. Beautiful, huge..
...and stately.

Linking to the Bird D'pot

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Going to Seed

This week my Willy Nilly has a theme. It seems like summer doesn't really want to hang out this year. We've had hot, then cool, back to hot, and now it's cool again. Still, it's that time of the year. All the weeds are going to seed.
1. Queen Anne's Lace has been abundant, but it is slowly ending its run. It is one of my favorite wild flowers. As you can see, the clover flowers are turning brown.
2. I'm not sure what kind of plants caused its seeds to be carried on the wind to the surface of Bro O's pond, but here they are.
 3. Thistle is spreading the wealth.
4, Another shot of Queen Anne's Lace through the already brown weeds.
5. I have no idea what this seed pod is, but it has a cool shape.

Happy Friday!

Linking to Willy Nilly Friday Five