Saturday, January 22, 2011

Garden Shadows


My friend, Leighanna keeps a few spring mattresses in her garden. That's how she 'rusts' them and then she snips off the wire parts that she needs and makes art from it. Anyway, these series of shots are from her back yard/garden.


I love the criss cross patterns from the coils. Sure makes for unique shadows!


Even a garden hose can be elevated to a higher view point. Just another way to celebrate the mundane. Garden hoses certainly fall into the category of mundane. Still cause to celebrate, though, as where would we be without them? Back to hauling buckets of water, for sure.


There must be a name for this tool, but I don't think I've ever known it. Perhaps some of you out there will enlighten me! For now, I'm calling it a hand rake.


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16 comments:

Ralph said...

The coils are really artistic, the flow of wire is more eccentric in form, maybe a view looking down into a tornado. A fine artists' medium!

The garden hose offers possibilities in shadowy art. I hadn't thought of that!

I'll call the implement a rake (of sorts). The tine shadows looks like spider's legs. Of course you are not fond of arachnids...

Sylvia K said...

What fun, terrific shadow shots from the garden! Always amazes me how such ordinary things can make such interesting and delightful shadows! And you're one of the best at finding those, Paula! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shadow shots.

Soft shade of shadows at Nostalgic Marvelingplease come and see. Have a great weekend!

Alissa Nicolau said...

Awesome shadows in the mattress coils!

EG Wow said...

LOVE these shadows, especially of the bed springs!

sarayutouched said...

i once had a head board in my flowers...and the realator said...Oh i get it...it's a flower bed. duh. no. i just liked the rusty rail in my flowers...

love your shots...especially the hoses.

Sarah said...

All of these things make lovely shadows! I especially love the springs.

Karen said...

Shadows from ordinary aticles, makes these shots not so ordinary, they're great.

Kay L. Davies said...

Keeping a few mattresses in the garden sounds very avant garde, and makes for fabulous shadows.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

and here we thought she grew her green beans and sugar snap peas and let them grow up and around the springs! Now you've got us hankerin' for spring - darn you Paula!!

sue said...

I call that implement the "claw thingo" not very technical. Great observation of fun shadows.

Hey Harriet said...

Hand rake sounds good to me! Those shadows found around the garden are awesome! Especially those mattress coils!

Hey thanks so much for the gardening tip. I've never heard of diatenaceous before but I'll certainly be looking to buy some this week. Ha! Take that you pesky grasshoppers! Your days are numbered. I hope... ;)

Spadoman said...

Hand cultivator. That's what I always called one of those. But it looks like a spider in the great shadow shot you have craeted.
The rusting bedspring is also a good shadow example.mNow I have learned something. People actually pre plan their art materials. They don't just go out and find something that can work. (I'm learning, but it's gonna take a while.)
Now, that mundane garden hose. It just goes to show you that everything will cast a shadow, it's catching it. The hose ceases to be mundane when we notice it and include it. In the case of theart nature makes, by the rays of the sun as paintbrushes, there are no boundaries and nothing is mundane.

Peace

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Love the springs, I do the same thing with mine...RUST RULES!!! Dreamin' of spring and sunshine here in Iowa!!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

a garden of springs
gathering rust in the dust
and other odd things


Shadow Sweeper

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Oh, how I'm ready for spring and gardening :) All three nice SSs! I call the tool a garden claw.

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