Thursday, February 27, 2014

"When I was a bachelor…"

Scanned from a fragile old Mother Goose book I've had since about 1956. No date or publisher shows on the pages I have left. It was the sort of thing that came (in those days) from a five and dime, or a grocery store.


There was another illustration of this verse a while back: Mother Goose coloring page from Dover Books.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wheelbarrow in The Fields of Evermore

Knights of Badassdom has a wheelbarrow, to show setting-up the site, moving in to "Evermore," and to show mundanity (modern wheelbarrow in a medieval fantasy setting.



This movie, by the way, is not the light comedy that the trailers make it out to be. There is comic relief, because it's needed. Don't watch it with very young or squeamish people. But the funny stuff is fun, for anyone who's been involved in LARP situations.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sandia Park, New Mexico

Top two photos by Trista Teeter. The cactus photo was posed for me. The other with the pile of kids was lifted from her blog.
Third photo by Holly Dodd, of the same photogenic wheelbarrow.



Monday, February 24, 2014

Wheelbarrow word cloud



From a Fiverr offer: Two custom word clouds for $5.

This was made by an engineering student in the UK whose Fiverr name is Spartali.

The other one I got is here: Word Clouds from Spartali at Fiverr

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Wild cactus in Austin

Austin, 2011:


This one didn't seem to be planted, or art. The wheelbarrow's handles were broken, and I suspect it had been sitting there since a yard cleanup years ago, in which little cactus had been thrown in there to get rid of it.

It was out in the back with junk, but had turned itself to art, gradually, over the years.


Austin, downtown where the art studio tour was.

I used the last image and the text of this in another post about a rusty wheelbarrow in Italy, with cactus in it. http://wheelbarrowthings.blogspot.com/2013/09/italian-rusty-with-big-rock-and-cactus.html, but today I found the other photos of this Austin wheelbarrow.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Rooftop garden in Lisbon


Cá Fernandes Maciel took this photo in Lisbon, Portugal, and wrote
Our "secret spot" at the local school. It's a terrace, on the garage, where the staff does a vegetable garden. I bet any of the school kids knows about it. It's interesting to look at the children at school while being here

Friday, February 21, 2014

Being Erica

Adam's wheelbarrows, when Dr. Tom sees him working. Bright colors, representing "work." (Adam is a landscaper).

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Another postcard, from Germany

Postcard Lotte Herrlich, Young child with teddy bears in a wheelbarrow (no date)


I don't own it. It was for sale and someone pinned it on Pinterest. I like the shadows.

I found this, about the photographer:
Lotte Herrlich (1883–1956) was a German photographer. She is regarded as the most important female photographer of the German naturism. (wikipedia)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Theatrical wheelbarrow

The Rogers & Hammerstein Cinderella, 1997 version, opening scene, wheelbarrow doing something interesting:

Monday, February 17, 2014

Achille Mauzan wheelbarrow

On a postcard mailed in 1924:


This arrived in the mail this week (mailed again 90 years after its first posting, but this time in an envelope), a gift from Lionel and Tessa in Rotterdam (sweet unschooling parents I met in 2012, and I got to visit in their home last summer).

The other side of the card caused some hunting for info about the postmark. That's not about wheelbarrows though, and is documented here: Surprise gift

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

"Barrow with Cupid" is its name


"Barrow with Cupid" is its name at the site where it lives, Garden Services.com, but it seems "Cupid with Barrow" would have been a better designation.