WILCOX STUDIO -- old hand-painted sign on brick building
I've seen some interesting "farming community" mailboxes. Some are a real hoot...
Would love to see some of your farming mailboxes. Barns differ with regions, I wonder if it is the same for mailboxes? thanks -- barbara
As always, the header photo is really wonderful! This photo of the mail box on its two lane road makes me think people and their crafts are not really very different whether in Kentucky or Oregon. What fun someone had making that mail box and it must make many neighbors smile when they drive past.
June -- Mailboxes surely have a culture all of their own. One could probably write a book about them. I was thinking that perhaps regions inspired different types of mailboxes? But perhaps not -- I would have believed that this came out of KY if I hadn't been driving in Oregon. thanks for your mailbox comment and the nice words about my header -- barbara
So neat! You think maybe they just built that around a regular mail box? Love the yellow reflector thing on top of it.
Janet -- Good chance the bottom could have used the a mailbox for it framing? I sure would like to know why this outbuilding form was used -- could it be that it was actually taken from a real outbuilding or was it from someone's imagination? thanks -- barbara
With the rains here, a box like that would not last the year.
Tabor -- I don't know how long this mailbox had stood along the roadside? But given that this part of Oregon (as well as Washington) are located within a temperate rain-forest -- it would not last as long if it were located in a drier climate. Perhaps this is a mailbox that is here today and gone tomorrow? thanks -- barbara
If bills are a must. Better they get dropped here.
Birdman -- I thought bills were always in the mail for everyone. Or maybe not -- today we have online bill pay. thanks -- barbara
I enjoy these little finds. I enjoy finding a place to leave my car and go back for a picture. I enjoy considering the best way to make the picture. I like doors and windows and lanes and roads. And I enjoy finding all that here, too.
Joanne -- You like the things I like too. I find doors and windows tell stories as do lanes and roads. Other small things intrigue me too. I laughed when I read that you have to find a place to park your car to go back and take your picture -- that is certainly the case for all that like to take photos. And sometimes that can be very difficult. thanks barbara
That mailbox is so interesting and unique. On a blog that I can't remember the name of right now, the blogger posted pictures of uniquely crafted mailboxes she saw while visiting friends in Australia. Some of them were works of art. If I can get my memory to work I'll post a link here in comments.
Florence -- I sure would like to see the Australian mailboxes. Were they along roadways or were they for sale? If you do find the link I would appreciate viewing your find. I appreciate that you stopped to leave comment -- thanks -- barbara
I would love to go a-wandering with you! You have an eye for the coolest things!!!!!
Kay -- I bet there are some fantastic places around Ohio -- especially barns as I remember. Thank you for the kind words -- barbara
I see you have found your way back to the byways & the folkways of America & that makes me glad! I revere mailboxes & all they represent & this one is a creative beauty.
Rita -- Just happened to hit the right roads last weekend. Hope there are more like it as I get out and travel about. Mailboxes do have an interesting history. It seems like I see more and more creative boxes on roadways. thanks for stopping -- barbara
Very nice -- I look forward to seeing more of the countryside through your eyes.
Vicki -- I have to travel further now than in KY as I live on the edge of a large city, Vancouver. So I will take more photos as I make long trips to the country and publish them over a few weeks. Otherwise my gas bill will be horrendous. thanks -- barbara
I always enjoy seeing mailboxes on rural roads. Always creative and never boring. This is a great one.
Michelle -- Read your post about your dad coming out of his surgery so well. Must be a relief to the family. Mailboxes can be extensions of the owners creativity and usually offers up some real feelings of the person. thanks for stopping by during your stressful time -- barbara
That is a little artwork.
Hattie -- Yes, I thought so. Rather worn but artsy. -- thanks -- barbara
I have seen birdhouses built to resemble outbuildings, but never seen a mailbox. I like it.
Rose -- I looked over all your blogs -- very nice. I especially liked Pics and Pieces with all the quilts you have made featured. I know --barns come to mind when thinking of a building like I show in my post. This box was a bonified mailbox as it had an address on the metal stake that held the mailbox upright. Love imagination. thanks again -- barbara
Now that a neat mailbox. But probably not legal on our regulation obsessed mailmans mind. He eve check the height so he doesn't have to lean out the window of his vehicle at all.....;(
troutbirder -- Never thought about it being legal -- I have found that country ways don't always follow the legal system. Folks sometimes just accept it and look the other way. You have a stickler for the law in your area. thanks for the comment -- barbara
Highly original. It reminded me of the small roadside chapel one can see along Greek roads, often commemorating deaths that have occurred there.
RuneE -- Interesting info about the chapels along Greek roads. The mailbox sure had me stumped as to what the building replicated. I suppose the only way to really find out would be to ask the builder of the box. Wish he or she would have been out collecting their mail so I could ask such a question. thanks -- barbara