Friday, June 9, 2017

Green wheelbarrow

Diana Jenner sent this photo, taken in downtown Florence, Oregon. I like all the green, inside, outside, left and right.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Gloucester Docks Museum

Cath GB brought this photo. When she told me where it was, I wrote, "Makes sense! It's not for carrying loose stuff (dirt). So it's for carrying sacks of stuff, or boxes of stuff—packaged goods. Nice."

Looks like the wheel is cast iron, or steel. And the axle is bolted onto the wooden forks. So it looks small, but it would be strong.






I went to find the museum. It has had name changes, but here's the site: Gloucester Waterways Museum

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Yarn-bombed wheelbarrow

Cath GB who lives in England sent this, and the notes below:

Sandra, I thought of you today when we spotted this colourful yarnbombed wheelbarrow at the Court Garden in Holt, Wiltshire (a national trust property). Happy to add it to your collection!

There's even is a hedgehog under it, knitted of course.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Bo King sketched a wheelbarrow

Years ago, Bo King "did a worksheet." Bo is a friend of my kids (of our family), and used to sit at our house and draw. He drew everywhere, but when he was here, I got to watch. I loved this, and the wheelbarrow is in the upper right, partway between the first wheel and the jet engine.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Pink, yellow, unstealable



It would be difficult to sneak this one away. Seems the tire has been spraypainted yellow.

The bins say
food waste
landfill
burnables

"A pink wheelbarrow, hanging out with the bins at the May Day festivities last night,
held in Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, East Sussex."—Janine Davies



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Two innies and an outie

Nancy Calhoun, of Stanley, New Mexico, has shared her three wheelbarrows. All are holding art today. Two are small and indoors. One is an full-sized outdoors wheelbarrow holding an exotic item used (we hear) by oceangoing fishermen. Stanley is about 850 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and about that, I think, from the Pacific. So a glass float is a thing of safe, dry, desert beauty.



Monday, April 17, 2017

A basketmaker in Baud (his wheelbarrow)

In 2011 I stayed with Helene McNeill in Baud (In Bretagne, in France). Her neighbor (and the owner of the house she was renting) made baskets, and apple cider. Here is his wheelbarrow, and one of his baskets: