Historic Building associated with the early Copper mines of the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan.
Our local nursery is selling fairly authentic replicas. How hard is a galvanized watering can? But it just isn't the same.
You must have thoughts of spring if you are checking out your local nursery already. I don't blame you -- your part of the country has had a long wintry season. the old metal sprinklers are indestructible except when they are run over by a truck. thanks -- barbara
Beautiful, beautiful colours and textures. Yes spring will come.
claggle -- thanks for the comment on my photo. It is one I took in KY. I have been hearing spring bird calls -- a positive sign that you are right. thanks -- barbara
I just drew a little watering can (on my latest post) & had the same thought as I was working with vegetable images. Seedlings, & the promise of getting back out to the garden. (not exactly me though, I draw & eat them rather than grow them...so far...) The grays in your photo are lovely, so soft, so muted, so mature with the passing of time...and such a nice contrast to my memory of colorful spring blossoms & growth!
Rita -- thanks for the nice remarks. I thought of you today as I was reminiscing about my short stint of living in the Santa Fe area. What came to mind was a small old pueblo style house of that desert color. It had a small window that faced the road and was filled with vibrant red geraniums. It was a view when I wished I had my camera. And-- for you -- I think it would have been a lovely sketch. -- barbara
Oh, it's not here yet? Since the last snow I kind of figured winter was gone, but I have always been a bit of a hopeful soul.
Rubye -- Keep up the positive thoughts about spring. I have seen and heard some signs in this area. Thanks for the comment -- barbara
This winter has been so strange. We are all waiting for spring. I walked the farm today, with the dogs, hoping to find a Daffodil springing from the earth. Maybe a bit too early, but I had to look :) Have a wonderful week!
Michelle -- Thanks for the good wish -- I wish the same back to you -- hear KY has had some strange wind, and temps. I guess a daffodil might be the same as looking for a ground hog to come out of his hole. Perhaps a try next week might give better results? -- barbara
When it arrives lets hope that the can doesn't leak.
John -- Thanks for the laugh about the possibility of the can leaking. Speaking of water, parts of our country have a lot of snow on the ground which could mean spring flooding. -- barbara
Lovely photo! Waiting...waiting....
Vicki -- thanks for the nice comment on my photo. checking the national weather map -- prediction is for warmer temps -- nice to hear that --- barbara
And not a minute too soon. Love the photo.
NCmountainwoman -- Tough weather out your way this winter. Looks like warmer temps are headed your way -- thanks -- barbara
Our island is crowded with tourists right now. Hawaii has suddenly gotten more expensive,though,especially for flights and car rentals.
Hattie -- I imagine your inland's reputation as "paradise" encourages folks to travel to your place. I gave up flying after 9-11 so I would have to take a boat to get there. I imagine that would be more expensive than a plane. thanks -- barbara
Faith yes. It's the patience that in short supply here....
Patience does seem to be on trial. Me thinks it is because of the number of storms -- folks get tired of shoveling. -- thanks -- barbara
Photo really speaks to that! Patience is not my virtue this Winter and I really love the season, but Spring where art thou?
Diane -- I too love the winter season but for those in the mid and eastern part of the US I really feel for. Talked to a friend in MI and she said that this is one of the coldest winters she can remember. Brrr -- thanks for stopping -- barbara
LOVE this simple image.
Birdman -- Thanks for the nice words about the photo. -- barbara
After a foul weather week here in the east with ice and snow it is going to be 55 degrees! For one day.... but we live for these brief moments, hope your weather is brightening as well.
Sublime Birdy -- I do believe I see spring over the horizon, If its not here by the 20th of this month get a sunlamp and pretend. -- barbara