Sunday, July 5, 2020


"I wanted to share this wheelbarrow water fountain that my husband took upon himself to build. I did NOT ask him to do this! It was something he saw one day while he was out working. He took a picture and decided to build it! I love when he does things to beautify without me asking."

That's the quote from a blogpost sent to me by Lisa Cottrell-Bentley.

The title of that was:

tuesday, july 3, 2012
Update: Super excited to share that this project was featured in Country Sampler Special Gardens Issue!!!

I can't tell where the family lives, but would guess California or Arizona, based on a couple of photos. I could be wrong.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Cinematic focus

This is an image of a wheelbarrow.

In this field of "junk" (some of it artfully arranged; not all), the wheelbarrow is framed by that laundry, looking like prayer flags, and the camera angle allows for the (unusually straight) line of the bottom of the hanging laundry to be clear of the parallel edge of the wheelbarrow, so sky shows through.

I wouldn't be surprised to learn there were lights inside the wheelbarrow. The sky is very overcast, but it seems there's light shining through the color.

The scene is about the guy sitting over there on the the side, but the focus of this image is that wheelbarrow.

Also there are lots of pairs of things there—two, and not three, of several items, often close and matching, but in the case of the tables, separate and mismatched; still two. The colors are red, white and blue, and the wheelbarrow is more orange than the other reds.

Korean dramas have some very high-quality cinematography. This is from The King—Eternal Monarch, first episode.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Boggy Creek Farm, Texas

Someone sent me the wheelbarrow image at left. I didn't know where it was, but it was easily discovered.

It's what's left of a large farm from the early 19th century, and they have restored the farmhouse, which is one of the two oldest houses remaining in Austin, Texas. You can read more on their website, and also see what they are growing, and what they have for sale, in case you're in, near, or passing through Austin!

Boggy Creek Farm History

It's currently five acres, surrounded by residential homes, and there are bus stops.

(click to enlarge)

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Austin Whole Foods, once up on a time

This isn't new, but I missed it when it was new! Heather Booth sent this, from Whole Foods at the Demain, in Austin:

Sunday, April 12, 2020

The Easter leopard and his wheelbarrow

Karl again, still Rotherfield, but a special occasion (thanks for sharing your photos, Janine!)

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Taking the dog for a walk

Henrike, taking Guus the dog for a walk, in Noordoostpolder, in the Netherlands. Guus is getting old.
Mareke took the photo and let me use it.