Monday, April 28, 2014

Rubbish!

No, not trash, exactly. Rubbish by Roan began a new meme last week called Rubbish Tuesday. Basically, she wants folks to feature old things - falling down buildings, old tools, antiques, whatever. I had to go rust hunting. Well, I didn't have to look far - just outside my window. My daily view includes two favored 'old things'.

First, the real 'rubbish'. Last fall when the pond was low, I pulled out another old milk can - or what's left of one. It has lost the top of the can and the body shows years of rust and corrosion, buried in the mud of the pond for no telling how many years.
I set it along shore next to an old stump. It graces the landscape with its rich rust tones as the seasons go from brown to green and back again.

The second 'old thing' has also been here many years before us. It is my favorite tree along the pond - dead for years, but still a thing of beauty.
It throws great reflections.
And provides prime perching.
Whistling Duck
Wood Duck pair


All in all, simply a great view. :)
Linking to Rubbish Tuesday


132 comments:

Sandra said...

your rubbish is not only beautiful but very useful... what a great meme... might have to think about this one. almost every post i do has Rubbish as its subject... LOL.

Lindsjö taxar said...

I love your pond....we have some rubbish in our garden too

Gail Dixon said...

I've been wanting to drag dead limbs into my back yard because of the number of wildlife and birds that are attracted to it. These are wonderful shots! Hope you have a great week!

Kate said...

Your hunt produced some pretty artistic objects to be photographed. Great job!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Ok, the milk can is cool. The tree does make for great reflective pictures and perching! We have neighbors with some great old rusty vehicle rubbish but I might feel a bit hesitant taking pictures of it.. :)

georgettesullins said...

Love the milk can and the perch.
I will enjoy visiting Rubbish Tuesday. What a great idea for a meme.

Mandy Southgate said...

That is a great meme! I love rust and crumbling down things.

messymimi said...

Dead trees are beautiful in their way, and provide great housing for so many critters. There's a lot to be said for the beauty of the old.

EG CameraGirl said...

Cool shots of "rubbish."

Optimistic Existentialist said...

There is a lot of beauty to be found in "rubbish" isn't there? :)

Molly The Wally said...

That is simply a great view and funny how old rubbish can actually be quite pleasing to the eye. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

William Kendall said...

Now that is visually appealing rubbish!

Thw whistlers of course demand to make an appearance.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Not rubbish, just another prop in the scenery.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Not rubbish, just another prop in the scenery.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Not rubbish, just another prop in the scenery.

Mersad said...

Your world is full of beautiful finds. Not rubbish at all! :)

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Jeanne said...

love that old milk can sitting there, It adds such personality to the tree. and looks as if your ducks enjoy that lovely tree too!

Cranberry Morning said...

Love that cute little whistling duck perched on the end of that branch.

Roan said...

Thank you for participating! I absolutely LOVE your old things. That old milk can is a gem (not the same as Gem) for sure. And love the old tree. Perfect for perching.

marilyn said...

Ah... The memories an old milk can brings. Your whistling ducks are taking over a part of my heart. And I'll be up for Rubbish Tuesday.

Dicky Bird said...

I love rubbish - I joined her blog and probably will link up once in a while. I wonder if the milk can was buried to hold down a fence post?

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Interesting and photogenic rubbish. I really like that last shot.

Catherine said...

I bet that old milk can has a story to tell!
xo Catherine

Carole M. said...

the ole' milk can has a history and a lot of character...

Revrunner said...

The ol' see how well you can stand on one leg routine. :-)

DJan said...

I don't think I've thought of the word "rubbish" in awhile. It's an interesting meme. Love your old rubbish, Tex. :-)

Sharon Wagner said...

Thanks for the shout out about the new rubbish link up. Everyone has plenty of that!

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures again.
The old trees provide plenty of room for all kinds of animal, as well as a resting place for the Whistlers.
Greetings Irma

Primitive Stars said...

Alright!!!! I am a rubbish lover after all, great pictures once again, Francine.

Marit Sønstebø said...

I love your ducks! They have such lovely color :-)

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my goodness, I've always been crazy about milk cans and that one sitting right there in the corner of your enchanting pond is just so quaint looking. Love it! Your tree is the best art, isn't it? How cool to get such a keen shots of the wood ducks! I'm always fascinated with your photography, Tex!
Have a glorious day!
Nancy

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh very special photography and find rubbish. Well it is broken trees and all so we call it rubbish right.

Yet the animals got it Tex's Haven resting.

I think it all looks fab to me.

Farm Girl said...

That is very nice to look at whatever you call it.
I always enjoy the reflections.

Jo's World said...

Do you remember that old song, "Everything is beautiful in its own way . ." Your blog today proves that for certain, plus the addition of the Whistler doing his one leg stretch adds interest to all.

Cheers and hugs,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Sally said...

What a great idea! Wish I could find a couple of pics from where we lived before, and maybe link.

Yours are great, as always! And, your commentary is perfect. :)

troutbirder said...

wow a meme I can finally do easily. All I need to do is take a few "selfies." :)

joeh said...

Every pond should have a duck perch.

Linda R said...

What awesome photos.. Your property looks so green. And the ducky made me smile..

Hugs~

Roxy the traveling dog said...

I love finding old rusty stuff, I always have to wonder about where it came from.

Raggedy Creations said...

always did love me some old character trees too and this one has lots of it. pretty rubbish on Monday.

Beth said...

Great rubbish shots!

DeniseinVA said...

We can find beauty in a lot of old rubbish, we just have to have the eyes and mindset to see :) Great photos!

don said...

The new meme is an interesting one with a difference. Your "old" things are very good. I like the rusty milk can. I can't imagine a nice, old tree without a whistling duck somewhere nearby! :-)

Sally in WA said...

I like that rusty milk can. It has character!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Tex love the rusty old milk can and of course the ducks on the old tree.

S. J. Qualls said...

Beautiful old tree, still useful after it is no longer 'alive'.

LV said...

Your old can find just added a special touch to this sight. You are surrounded by an outdoor paradise.

Karen said...

You have very picturesque rubbish.

Paula said...

Pretty rubbish, thanks for sharing yours.

DIMI said...

What an interesting meme Tex!Your"rubbish "pictures are very cool!!Great shots with the beloved whistling ducks !!!Have a happy week!
Dimi...

Sylvia K said...

Terrific "rubbish" for the day, Tex! Always love your Whistlers! Their summer and yours seems to be off to a great start!!

Terry and Linda said...

Ah, the need for a new fence. Unless you are a whistler...then the fence is just fine...not rubbish at all. Rubbish is only in the eye of the beholder...in other eyes it is perfect!

✿♥ღLinda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Deb said...

oh boy do I have a lot of things that fall in that category..will have to join in...I love your milk can...and your fence...

The Queen Jester said...

I love old things - have lots of photos of falling down buildings and rusty stuff. Not sure why this fascinates me....it must be the story and history behind the items. Maybe it's because I'm becoming older and rustier myself and I feel a kinship.

Brian King said...

I thought I spied a lone goofball at the top of that tree. :-) It does make a great perch! Milk cans are pretty rare these days. Guess you were hoarding a couple!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde,
Agua paradas que origina novas vidas e alimentos para sobreviver.
Dia feliz
ag

http://momentosagomes-ag.blogspot.pt/

Karen S. said...

Absolutely that tree is beautiful as is the old milk can and the amazing stories they hold!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I like the way you've used that old milk can. And I like that old tree, too. My eyes are drawn to interesting shapes in trees.

Kerry said...

That's a good idea for a meme. Old corroding stuff is fun to photograph, right? It looks as Thelma & Louise have been target practicing on that old can.

A View From A Brown Dog said...

What wonderful rubbish you have :) I agree the tree adds beauty in the reflections but also for the wildlife to perch upon.

ladyfi said...

I love the old tree stumps!

gowestferalwoman said...

your tree "throws shade"... at least thats what the young people say now lol Ah, i love your rubbish photos!

xoxo

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

i do like the rusty can capture but my fav of these pics is the last one. shows the true aesthetics of the tree as part of nature and the reflecting pond but also as a perch for the whistling and wood ducks

cobie en bas van Es said...

hij heeft daar een geweldige plek.

Icy BC said...

Your rubbish adds such character to your view of the pond!

Pantherka said...

Beautiful pond, gorgeous lifeless tree.

AGATA AGATUSZKA said...

Cool shots of rubbish.

Patty Woodland said...

Indeed. Old is not bad or necessarily garbage!

Debbie said...

oh t, that tree is perfect for the whistlers and best of all, no leaves, to get in our way!!

Red said...

Now that pond must have an interesting history...more than just a milk can.

from Madrid said...

Very, very, very nice shots !

Tomás.

Kris Beskidzki said...

Charming pond and beautiful birds. Yours sincerely. :)

Łucja-Maria said...

I love your beautiful duck.
Great pictures. I admire the entire series.
Greetings.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You have such marvelous rubbish! Treasures, really.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You have such marvelous rubbish! Treasures, really.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You have such marvelous rubbish! Treasures, really.

Jeanne said...

Boy could I find some rubbish. Come see my garage!!
I too appreciate the beauty of a dead tree.

Lynne said...

Could be a great diving board for those Whistlers . . . too!

Leovi said...

Good photos, nice light in this wonderful place!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Interesting meme. I love dead tree stumps. Love the ducks sitting on them too, so cute!

Bob Bushell said...

Meme or meme of rubbish, I don't know, but, I love your pictures.

magnoliasntea said...

Your pond is a beautiful scene. A rubbish meme...well, I never. lol

RedPat said...

They are everywhere, those ducks!

Robin Lamb said...

T, a great view indeed! Nice shots!

Mary Kirkland said...

Nice pictures. The rubbish at your pond just makes it all the most interesting and the ducks love the old log.

Black Jack's Carol said...

It takes a special eye and mind to see the beauty in "rubbish" and learn to love it through the changing seasons. So good to see the wildlife making use of your finds.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

makes you wonder what else is hiding under those waters??! ( :

Grandma C said...

I love your ducks. They are so pretty!

Marie said...

A great idea for a meme. Will have to join when I can. Love your photos!

Inger said...

You have NO IDEA of all the stuff that's left behind here! I feel inspired now. Rusty old things do that to me.

Love the way you combined the old stuff with the young birds and the beauty of your pond area.

Our photos said...

Hmmm, I love your rubbish

eileeninmd said...

Tex, great shots of your rubbish. Especially good, since I see you included some Whistling Ducks and the pretty Wood Ducks. Have a happy week!

Stephen Hayes said...

You're right about that milk can having a lot of character.

parker said...

Neat old can. Glad you brought it up to the light of day to enjoy. You and your tree climbing ducks. Fun!

Melissa said...

Cool old milk bucket, though. It's an interesting find.

Michelle said...

I love this old tree and it looks like your friends do too!

A Quiet Corner said...

And I thought I was the only one who like old stuff!...:)JP

Angela said...

Your rubbish is beautiful! I always love the whistlers!

Kathy said...

Love the old milk can. It probably provides a great habitat for little minnows and other creatures who live in the pond.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

What a fun meme! I love that old milk can!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I love the old milk can - it makes great 'pond sculpture'! And that weathered old tree is wonderful. I laughed when I saw the Whistler perched on one leg. Aye-aye, Matey! xo Karen

Margie said...

Hmmm. (-;

Randy said...

King of the log.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

The rubbish is some of the best I've seen, and I think those adorable Whistlers and Wood Ducks would agree!

Stephanie said...

Lovely rust and great series of shots. Thanks for the reminder for the linkup of old rusty stuff. I have not done my post for Tuesday yet, so will look for something rusty and old. How does one do tabs like you have? I probably already asked you before. I really need to update my blog and soon.

the wayside wanderer said...

Love it. And of course the perfect perching place.

KB Bear said...

A fabulous view!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The dead tree is neat and great for the ducks! I like your pond decor, the old milk can, too.

Paul said...

You certainly do have a great view! Couldn't help but notice that you managed to slip a whistler or two into today's post... Ha ha!

Paul said...

You certainly do have a great view! Couldn't help but notice that you managed to slip a whistler or two into today's post... Ha ha!

stardust said...

Really fascinating view and rust hunting looks fun. Reflections always enchant me. I love your reflection photos.

Yoko

Pia said...

What an interesting new meme. Your old tree fits perfect. Your view is wonderful!

Michael Manning said...

This is a very unique set of photos that reveal a beautiful side of nature.

Indrani said...

Looks like an abandoned place. Great pics.

EastCoastLife said...

Depends on how one looks at it, rubbish can be beautiful! :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Some great photos of the rusted milk can and the old tree still reaching to the sky...
Hugs,
Mariette

Anvilcloud said...

The right bit of rubbish can look very photogenic.

MarmePurl said...

Beauty.Pure beauty.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Oh, I like this meme! I am always taking pictures like this! I will look into it! Thanks!

Yes, Andrea and I are friends and neighbors. I got her started blogging. Meeting the Queen was a lot of fun!!

Amy Burzese said...

I wouldn't mind seeing that "old" stuff everyday.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I went with the 'old' as in trees and river this week. GMTA

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

My kind of meme, but I never noticed the can before. I do like that old tree.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I've taken a lot of pictures of abandoned buildings and abandoned boats, which fascinate me. And eventually I will get around to joining Roan's meme...(we are getting ready for the semi-annual migration soon... so no time to start anything new blog-wise. Just winding up loose ends.)

bettyl-NZ said...

Great choices for Rubbish Tuesday! It looks like that dead tree is a magnet for beautiful birds.

Rita said...

I like the two dead stumps by the milk can skeleton, too! ;)

Laura. M said...

Nature and garbage are not supported :(

edenhills said...

It's kind of scary all the old stuff that people just threw away in ponds and ditches. These do add character to your pond.

Chris Rohrer said...

And we can see in your pics, it's why the rubbish stays:) Great perch for hawks, ducks and everything else:)

amanda | wildly simple said...

I love the milk can gradually giving itself back to the earth, and the old tree giving a place to perch & pretty reflections. Going to have to check out this new meme!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

You definitely a great view there! :)

~Lindy

pattisjarrett said...

This looks like a cool meme. I like the rusted milk can and dead tree. That tree still has a lot of life left in it, in some ways.

bon bon said...

both features add character. i love the randomness to the can's rust. makes me wonder if someone once used it for target practice.

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