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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Rubbish Tuesday

Whenever I look at the other entries in Roan's Rubbish Tuesday posts I'm filled with envy at the photo opportunities some of the others have.

Vast wastelands seemingly filled with tumble down barns and huge bits of rusted metal from bygone days, things you simple don't find in England.

Of course we DO have tumble down barns and rusty metal but it's just not in the same setting and everything is on a much smaller scale.

It lacks some of the impact and WOW factor.

I can't compete with the beauty of some of these finds or the skill of the photographers behind the photos so I'm staying small again this week.

I'm lucky enough to spend a lot of time at the farm and there are things to see and photograph everywhere you look.

Tucked away behind the barn lies an old enamel bath.  As with almost everything on a farm this isn't just junk left to rot, it has a secondary purpose as a water butt for the vegetable garden:




It's also alive with tadpoles, water fleas, pondskaters and newts.  A whole ecosystem is captured in it's depths:




It is just a rusty bit of junk but it has it's own beauty it's colours overlaid with blossom falling from the plum tree above it which has settled and become a part of the patina.

I was hoping to bring you something more from the Vintage Nostalgia show I went to at the weekend, it was full of amazing finds most which I seem to have failed to capture very well.

I did get this photo though which I love and I think epitomises the feel and the grace of the whole day:







17 comments:

Tom said...

What a great couple. I'm not sure what it is about rust, but I like it! Tomorrow I will have a neat collection of RUSTY British autos, stop by.
Have a great day. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Roan said...

I like the tub! It still has a use and it has developed really nice colors. Love the shot of the couple. Great find! Thanks for linking up!

Holly Nelson @ English Girl Canadian Man said...

When we had horses, we had loads of those old bath tubs filled with minnows - we would fill the horses water from the river and there were Tonnes of them!

Amy Burzese said...

That's a perfect piece of rubbish! And that couple is pretty cute too!

Cranberry Morning said...

Cool old bath! We have a little too much rust around here, which is why the photo ops. :-)

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I love that second photo!! You have loads of handsome old buildings in England to highlight here.

Tanya Breese said...

i really like that tub and what an adorable couple!

nookworm said...

There seems to be many uses for old bathtubs and yours is just perfect! Good rubbish....

marilyn said...

your photos are just marvelous ...the 'old' is all around us...everywhere...we just have to 'see' it in a different way as you did in the wonderful tub photos.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Well that's a great rubbish shot!

Halcyon said...

Neat way to use an old bathtub. I like it. :)

Rose said...

That is a great shot for this meme...and I love seeing anything from there. Size is not so important...

BTW....Love People Don't Eat Enough Fudge....wish I had thought of that one.

Sarah said...

Thank you for the lovely comments everyone.

We do have some great buildings here Jackie, lots right here in the town that I live in. They may well be the basis for next weeks post.

Thanks Rose - the name was given to me in conversation with someone who was the driving force behind my blog at the start - when he said it I knew it was the perfect name for me.



Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great old rusty tub and good use for it. The couple is adorable.
Thanks for visiting and your nice comment.

Felicia said...

don't discount your images they are great. love the old tub. cute couple too.

thehowtomummy X said...

I would have loved that bath as a kid. Imagine the mischief you could get up to with all those little creepy crawlies?

Sarah said...

Thanks Barb - nothing is wasted over at the farm.

Thank you Felicia - they are a great couple aren't they?

Me too THTM - I used to spend a lot of time at a friends catching newts when I was young.