Just in time for Easter, today I’m sharing with you a big ol’ piece of rusty junk.
Assuming you’re still reading, here’s a picture to kick things off. See it, against the tree?
What that is – is the remnants of a very old two-wheeled dolly. The kind used to cart things around a warehouse or to and from a delivery truck. I found it in the Fall of 2008, just a few weeks after we moved into our new house. It was down in the very large (and very overgrown) vegetable garden, covered with some kind of horrible invasive vine. I was actually really happy to find it – I love to use rusty junk as “art” in the garden. So, I rolled it up the hill to the perennial bed, where it has sat now for almost five years.
The wood supports are literally rotting away. It reminds me of an old hand plow.
LOVE those rusty wheels!
A lot of heft to those steel support pieces. I wonder where this handy “truck” was used? By a delivery person, a warehouse worker?
Here’s the manufacturer’s tag – “Made by Lansing Company.”
I just love the combination of decaying wood struts and these tough old wheels and supports.
Not so useful for its intended purpose anymore, but looks great as garden art!
My meanderings around the yard today also revealed big bunches of Surprise Lilies (a.k.a. “Naked Ladies”) popping up all over – and several inches high already…
And tiny yellow crocuses (crocii?), just ready to bloom:
This shot shows three neat things in the perennial bed: a cool reflection off the glass covering the camera lens on my iPhone, my favorite little bit of garden statuary perched on her usual log seat, and a volunteer redbud tree (cercis canadensis) seemingly arched over the statue and her seat.
Here’s the statue – also a favorite piece of garden art!
What’s coming up in your yard so far this Spring?