Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wednesday Vignette: you're doing what?


Andrew called to say he was on his way home from work, was I listening to the debate? (Republican, last week) "No, I'm currently wheeling a heavy piece of metal down the street toward our home"... "You're doing what?"...

There was work done last year on a main thoroughfare near us, I've been watching two rusted metal rings that had been part of sewer access holes (I think). They'd been left behind in the yards of a couple of houses on the street. Finally one of the homeowners put this ring out with the trash to be picked up. It wasn't...so I wheeled it home. It's damn heavy!

Now what will I do with it? Wednesday Vignettes are hosted by Anna at Flutter & Hum.



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29 comments:

  1. Oooh -- keep rolling it to the east, I'd love to have a few of those! Great find, worth the effort! (Not sure what I'd do with it either yet, but something...)

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    1. I'll just let you scope out your own...

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  2. A fab opportunity for something fun. I have no doubt you will work your magic on it!

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  3. That's the kind of heavy metal I really enjoy! You'll do some fantastic with it!

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  4. The ring would look awesome with a massive agave growing out of it. I'm sure you'll come up with a fantastic solution.

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    1. Great minds think alike Gerhard!

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  5. Definitely treasure, not trash!

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  6. Love it... definitely taken with the vertical look. Okay, yeah... I looked at your positioning and my brain started kicking in, but heck... it could get lost going horizontal???

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  7. Ohhhh I can´t wait to see what you will do with it!!! but please, be careful with your back if you lift it.

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    1. Not a chance of that, (lifting) it is unbelievably heavy!

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  8. I love rusty metal and that is a nice substantial piece. We'll be waiting to see what happens with it.

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  9. A much better way to occupy your time than watching the debate, I think!

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    1. That is a point of great frustration. Note I said listening, not watching. Since we don't have cable we've been forced to listen to most of the debates on the radio. Such a stupid way for a presidential election in a democracy to operate.

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  10. Maybe you can either plant something in it or use it as a backdrop? Either way would be awesome!

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  11. A nice find! Kudos on having the moxie to go and get it!

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  12. Haha! I'm enjoying the imagery of you rolling this metal ring down the street and having that conversation with Andrew. I think it looks great contrasting with the galvanized metal and glaucous agaves.

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  13. It's so great! I love that you saved it. I think it's great vertical too -- hung on a fence or the side of the house/garage? Partially buried in the ground to frame a great plant view? I'm sure whatever you do with it will be fantastic.

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    1. I left this post thinking about what I would do in my garden with the metal ring and came up with the same thing you said: partially burying in the ground framing a great vignette. Sort of like those big, round Chinese moon gates.

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    2. I had to laugh at the though of trying to hang it on the fence or house/garage. Kate I don't think if you and I both tried to lift it together we could. I can't imagine the bolts required to keep it attached.

      I do love the partially buried idea. I wonder what structure Andrew could come up with to keep it upright?

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    3. Wow that's heavy! Congrats on getting it home! Perhaps you embed the bottom in some concrete in the ground to keep it stable? You could even make the base quite tall if you wanted to position it higher.

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  14. What a find! It looks to me like something that a vining plant would love to get hold of... Love your agaves; I'm sure you'll inspire me to get braver with the prickly sorts... ;-)

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  15. These look so cool! Always love the rustic look. Isn't it great when you find something like that out of the blue?

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  16. Ha! I woulda done the same thing.

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  17. An engineering challenge for Andrew! Until then, it looks great leaning against the stock tank...the textures! the colors!

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  18. Years ago Judy and I were sitting on the porch of friends, who had road work going on in front of their house. Suddenly a pick up truck shows up, four guys jump out, grab a manhole cover, throw it in the back, and drive off. We called the police, who responded: "Why do you care? Was it yours?" Pretty sure they weren't taking it for use in the garden.

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    1. That's bizarre! I do like that you said four guys, that thing is heavy!

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  19. I don't know how heavy heavy is, but I wonder if it could be used as sort of a window to another area of the garden? Perhaps drape some Tillandsia or train a vine on it. Cool!

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  20. Dang! That's cool, Loree. I would have grabbed it too.

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