Sunday, April 8, 2018

Mystery Wheelbarrow Rudely Dumped

Thank you, Christine Elizabeth Milne, for sharing this wonderful Wheelbarrow Mystery.



I responded: "That's a heck of a reward for tracks in the field and one cut lock. Also, they got a free wheelbarrow out of it."

Here's where this was originally reported to Facebook, and there are some excellent comments, truly considering every possible aspect. Someone found an ideal solicitor to recommend in case Ken needs legal defense. Though there are guesses at it NOT saying "Ken" but being Russian...



[The comments began April 7, 2018, at that link.]

Friday, March 16, 2018

Painting of her father's wheelbarrow

Eileen Mahowald:
When we bought my father's home and he later passed away we hauled at least 6 dumpsters away. He fixed things with motors and wheels and loved to garden too. Many of my sibling came to claim things and I was glad. I had long before painted a picture of his wheelbarrow by the shed. I had so many lovely images of my dad and the six peach pits he set in the ground on the sunny side of the house had 3 ft peach trees. Precious treasures ๐Ÿ’š I love that๐Ÿ˜Š



Here it is! drawn/painted 1990. At a later date he titled it, "Man's Treasure" the wheelbarrow is laying down.
The original comment was made in 2015 under something I wrote about my own packrat tendencies. Not about a wheelbarrow, but about my collecting, and angst. Now (this blog shows) I'm collecting images and information about wheelbarrows (and thereby about geography and history and art).

https://www.facebook.com/SandraDoddABQ/posts/10152843370536374

Friday, March 2, 2018

Ice, Rotterdam

Iceballs made by freezing water balloons.
Photo sent by my friend Tes, in Rotterdam, during a cold winter in The Netherlands.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

For a snowman?

"Collecting snow for an attempt to build a snowman..."—Cathy Koetsier, Norfolk, England

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

In the snow in East Sussex

Janine Davies has sent me many beautiful wheelbarrow photos, and today their red wheelbarrow looks great in the new snow!




Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hahn Arroyo tile, Albuquerque

In Albuquerque, there is tax-funded public art. We knew someone working on tile art—involving kids, teens, people in nursing homes—in a project that would be installed along the drainage of Hahn Arroyo in the Northeast Heights.

Details of the murals were created in pieces, and set together, then filled in between, cemented over with a method created by a company in El Paso (contracted to do the final pass), and that's their wheelbarrow. They take off the top layer of the cement after several hours, and polish up the tile.

At the time of that work, when I described it, I said that Will was paid to put water between fish. His job was much more wonderful, but he did do the arrangement and fill-in of the fish, bugs, and other creatures that had been created in mosaic with his help by people in the community.

This is from early morning, October 11, 2011.