Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Old Garden Shovel Handle Detail

I found an old Nikon photo I took in my back garden several years ago. This old gardening shovel has a cracked handle so I use it as a perch for the birds.

8 comments:

humbird said...

I do love old garden tools with wooden handles. Weathered and worn from much use throughout many seasons.
I think about who's hands have used them to develop and tend throughout the years.
These sturdy treasures are as much a part of gardening heritage as the gardens themselves.

And when they can no longer be used, this is the perfect retirement! To forever be a part of the garden which they have helped to create.

Your dear old shovel handle has so much character and looks perfectly placed.
I hope you can capture a photo of a wee bird upon it some day :)

Content in a Cottage said...

V...

That garden is a weed patch right now but the cooler weather is giving me the strength to clean it up for fall. I always look for well worn, used garden tools at garage sales.

xo, R

Lauren Scheuer said...

An especially lovely image, Rosemary. Simple, beautiful.

humbird said...

Well, it looks perfectly at home amongst your (temporary) weeds...which by the way are a pretty enough filler for your plot, until you can tend to it again soon.
At least there is greenery and simple, humble flowers :)

Content in a Cottage said...

Lauren...

Thank you. I bought the shovel years ago at the estate sale of an elderly lady I knew who was a fabulous gardener. It reminds me of her.

xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Vicki...

The weeds' days are numbered :-)

xo, Rosemary

JudyMac said...

Great idea, even for my patio garden. Will keep that in mind as I go "junking."

Content in a Cottage said...

Judy...

Would work with a spade too. I loved used gardening tools. Have a great Holiday weekend.

xo, Rosemary