Monday, January 31, 2011

Yard Art/ Ruby Tuesday

Yard Art?

These two boats are stored beside a house somewhere in Ontario near Lake Huron.  It never ceases to amaze me what some people store in their side yards. I think the smaller boat had red trim before it turned to rust.

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jabblog said...

Awaiting renovation . . .

Small City Scenes said...

It is amazing isn't it. I wonder how long they have been there and what the plans for them might have been. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

The red is cute and that yellow one is great as well!
"sailing in the winter snow"!


reg said...

I love this pic a lot. My first thought was a village in Nova Scotia were views like this are common

Liz said...

We used to have a neighbor with a small airplane parked in his garage.

Jacob said...

You certainly have a lot of "yard art" in them thar parts! Maybe the reason is that it's cheaper to stick stuff out in the yard and call it art than to have someone come and haul it away.

Come to think of it, a lot of so-called "modern" art should be hauled away! ;-)

Thanks for all your scintillating comments on our blogs today. Hope you have a great week!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hi again sweet EG,
about your comment, those sculptures are in different parts of the city, far away from each other.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

OK now -- if you're going to put people's side yards up for Yard Art Meme I could find a few of those to post ;>).....

Actually, those boats are kind of cool looking, but a shame to let them rust away.

toby said...

That really is an exceptional view that you have there! And a perfect ruby :)

Ralph said...

Rust is a sort of organic ruby, Id say...

People who aren't wealthy, do not realize what a money pit owning and operating a boat really is. Perhaps in this yard, they now know of the true costs of motoring a boat. So it turned into yard art. It is unique, though :)

Felisol said...

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Why bother to drag these boats on land, and then do nothing?
Especially the yellow one once must have been worth a substantial amount of dollars.
Well, they anyhow unawringly made a good ruby Tuesday.

Dianne said...

I can see storing the red one
but the big one too!!

Rose said...

They must have a big side yard!!!

Genie said...

Living out here in the country, we see LOTS of this yard art. The favorite seems to be the never-ending yard sale going on in the front yards for years and years. Now the boats here are really fun and interesting. Your shot is so colorful, and I really like the contrast of the 2 boats. The yellow one is quite funky!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What would YOU do with a boat no longer able to float?


Tonight, my dear, I’m seeing red—
Or is it puce or rose?
Whatever’s going round my head
Is tingling all my toes.

My heart, my dear, becomes inflamed
With passion sore ablaze;
Perhaps it is because I miss
Your glowing, crimson gaze.

Whate’er the cause, my face is flushed
Like a ripened cherry,
No longer healthy, but inflamed—
See the vessels serry*?

A certain sanguine aftertaste
Is clinging to my tongue,
For I have kissed your ruby lips—
To which the claret clung.

*serry – (archaic) to crowd closely together

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Lady in Red

lina@women's perspectives said...

Perfect find and capture :)
At least they attract other's attention...

Greyscale Territory said...

Fascinating! This could so easily be converted into a garden sculpture!

Marie said...

Hopefullu still waiting for spring :-)

Stephanie V said...

Floating on the lake - in their boat-ish dreams. Lovely shot!

Rayna Eliana said...

What a fantastic photo! I like the varied textures in it, and the contrasts.

Luna Miranda said...

they seem to be waiting for the snow to melt.:p terrific photo.

Francisca said...

Art is in the eye of the beholder... and your photo of these funky grounded boats makes it so for me.

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