16 April 2011

Saw and sack hook

In the little woolshed out the back, some of the carpentry hasn't been done by humans. I like the idea that things have multiple uses, often including the unintended.

[9 April 2011, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 100–300 mm at 100 mm, ISO 200, 1/13 at f8]

All content © 2011 Pete McGregor


Zhoen said...

A second-hand home, saw.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, so many lives... of course, when the holes appear it means the larvae have metamorphosed and eaten their way out; flown off to find fresh dead wood.

Barbara Butler McCoy said...

A composition that lingers ... beautiful, Pete. It takes me back to times I played in my grandfather's barn - quite a treat for a city gal like me ;0

Relatively Retiring said...

Such a familiar scene. Gardens and sheds, left to themselves, will take on new life forms in no time. I can smell the cobwebs from here.

Incidentally, my Grandmother (a local witch, or Wise Woman, like me,) used to apply cobwebs to cuts to stop bleeding. Allegedly worked every time.

Paul said...

I would entitle this photo: Until Death Do Us Part

It's Him and Her (or Him and Him, or Her and Her to be more politically correct).

They lived a long and useful life; now they are just hanging around waiting patiently for what comes next in their existence.

"Remember," He/She says, "the first time I was flung rudely into that big ol' wooden tool box and taken away?"

"Yes, I do," He/She quietly responds, "I thought that might have been the last I would ever see of you."

"Yeah, and me to you," He/She sighs, "But, I survived it, and now after all these years of being flung around -- and you too, and both of us put back again and again, here we are... together... just hanging around waiting patiently for what comes next."

"Yes," He/She says after a few moments pause, and then, "But you know? Somehow I think we'll always be 'us' no matter what's going to happen."

Great photo, Pete; great composition.

pohanginapete said...

Barbara, thank you, and I'm glad it let you revisit your grand-dad's barn. They're fascinating places.

RR, I seem to recall that about cobwebs. I'm sure it would have worked very well — less sure about the hygiene aspects. Dead flies, wind-blown bacteria, etc... Incidentally, the smell out in that little shed is mostly lanolin, sheep and oil.

Paul , that's wonderful! I love it, and I'm so delighted the photo inspired it. Thanks :^)