Monday, April 6, 2020

Karl and the dirt from a hole

Just yesterday I brought up the riddle about how much dirt one can take out of a hole (none, because a hole doesn't have any dirt), and now I see how much dirt is not in this particular hole!




That's what the dirt near Rotherfield, East Sussex looks like. This wheelbarrow has appeared before, and the image was sent by Janine Davies.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Riding... driving... kind of a chariot

I don't know how to share from IMGUR, but this is worth going to see, if I don't figure out a way to get the video in here.

A guy has put a wheeled platform... trailer... behind, to stand on, and motorized a wheelbarrow. It begins at a gas pump, and then off he goes.

https://imgur.com/gallery/YwKvqAK

There are some comments there, and will eventually be more, so don't depend on this post to get in on the joy of spectating there. :-)

Monday, March 30, 2020

Garden Art, Scotland

Pamela Grace is an artist in Scotland, making pen and watercolor images of gardens, old greenhouses, gates, laundry lines hung between apple trees—beautiful things. Her site is a comfort to visit.


Wheelbarrow Washing


September in the Walled Garden

My friend Brie found and sent the first wheelbarrow. I found the other two as I relaxed into the collection. (It might be that same first green one and a companion wheelbarrow, in the second piece.)

There are several places on the site where the artist describes her process and methods. She is mixing her own inks, so that even the inked layer is not monochromatic.
I make a range of limited-edition original prints using solar-plate etching techniques . I use traditional oil-based inks mixing blues and burnt umber to create individual dark tones which are both strong and subtle. I print on to high quality traditional printing papers. Some prints I hand-colour with watercolour.

Please visit her site: http://www.pamelagrace.co.uk/
Her art is displayed variously in Dumfries and Galloway, where she lives, and has shown elsewhere.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Sunny Spain



Ester Siroky posted this; I snagged it. They're in Spain.


I had already posted what's above, and came upon Part B. Perhaps it's still cold, at night, in sunny Spain!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Yard cleaning during pandemic

People are asked to stay home more, and some yardwork is being done!

In Corrales, New Mexico, Laurie McPherson has tulips up, and weeds out!



Wednesday, February 26, 2020

A wheelbarrow in Bananaland



From "Journey to Bananaland," with Paul Rubens, from The Jimmy Kimmel Show.

I know I usually just show the wheelbarrow and let you go on with your business, but this one leads to "the movie," which leads to the actual original.

It's short but potentially offensive. I'll rate it R for [stupid cartoonish] violence, and sexual innuendo. PG, depending on the kids.



I first saw it on a flashback from another Jimmy Kimmel episode, about the 35th anniversary of the Tim Burton film "Peewee's Big Adventure," in 2020, here.

You can see the original documentary, without Paul Rubens, from 1950, at the internet archive. It's a little over 20 minutes long.

https://archive.org/details/2094_Journey_To_Bananaland

"Bananaland" is described as being Mexico, through central America to Colombia, and some Caribbean nations. Because Honduras is marked darker than the rest, that's where I'm going to locate that wheelbarrow. It's a guess.


If anyone spots another wheelbarrow in there, please leave a note with the time (minutes/seconds) in there, or send me a note on facebook or by e-mail, Sandra@sandradodd.com

Saturday, January 4, 2020

German collection of wheelbarrow re-purposing ideas


18 coole Schubkarre Repurposing Ideen für wunderschöne Haus und Garten-Dekor

I found this in German, but it might originally have been in English, or at least some of it. Or the ideas might be from all around. The house number shows part of an American flag, coinciedentally, in the background.

Click the link above to get to those images, but two purposes there have been reported here, too—the firepit, and the sand box. And the planter ideas are everywhere; the world and this blog are full of them. It's a beautiful re-use.

These two images are from this blog (and they're links), but the other images are at the article I've linked.



Thursday, January 2, 2020

Winfarthing, Norfolk

Winfarthing, Norfolk
The horse and dog are pretty artsy. I know the man. But clearly this is a photo of a wheelbarrow.

photo by Cathy Koetsier,
who usually does that work herself