Monday, August 2, 2021

Field art and agricultural art

 Following my post of the railwayline image and my intention to blog more regularly. Of course, to blog more and more regularly, I need to take photos. I wandered along behind Skabby on his walks this week photographing art in the field as learnt from fellow blogger, Gaelyn (Geogypsy's) incredible images of old relics in gardens and in fields. 

On a farm, there is NO shortage of rusty old wheel rims, unused gates; fences and old lorries and vans. 

At the beginning of summer in October last year, we experienced violent storms which were preceded by very strong winds. The tree just outside my bedroom window (in the neighbor's garden) and which afforded me privacy, was ripped out of the ground by its roots. I have since planted Sizygium Cordatum, commonly known as a Waterberry there in December It's an ongoing challenge for me to remind Joyce (the neighbor's houselady) to water it daily, especially now during the winter months. Joyce is not in my employ so she doesn't have to follow any instructions I give her. I have resorted to carrying a bucket of water over from my garden at least four times a week. 

A few days after "my" old tree was destroyed, a 100-year-old tree in the paddock above the calf nursery, was toppled by strong winds. John, the farmer who was born on this farm said he has never known the landscape without that tree. 

The 100-year old giant tree, now fallen with rusty railings embedded in its trunk 

Yesterday I stopped at the old fallen giant and took photos. There is an old blue pick-up truck nestled in the top branches of the tree where it has fallen.

To the left of the picture, you can see the roof of a blue pick-up van now crushed by the falling tree

Further along the walk,  I stopped to photograph some agricultural art. 

Hay bales in front of the pivot with the burnt fields in the foreground

A set of rusty wheel rims which I have posted here before 

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead


  1. i love those wheels and all the farm art is fantastic. we lost a shade tree to a storm and had to plant another one, that was a few years ago. so sad to lose tht giant tree but it is perfect ART now...

  2. Well you have picked up the idea and ran with it. These are lovely farmyard artistic photos.

  3. Hello JO,
    Wonderful collection of photos. My favorites are the rusty rims and the bales of hay.
    It is sad to lose any tree. Take care, have a happy day!

  4. So sad to loose those old trees. Do love the rusty finds along your walks.


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