Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A/ Alphabe-Thursday

ANCHOR and wave wind vane at a yacht club on Lake Ontario

Typically ANCHORS have broad hook-like arms that when dropped by chains, cables of ropes into a body of water bury themselves in the bottom providing a firm hold.

But in these photos you see three ways ANCHORS can also be used as an attractive motif.

ANCHORS as part the decoration on a fence, Lock 1 of the Welland Canal


ANCHOR on a light standard at a yacht club on Lake Ontario

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

45 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Very nice. :) Anchors are cool.

Malyss said...

great idea for a A ! I like maritime things!

VP said...

Nice anchor-themed post, the weather vane is simply great!

VioletSky said...

That weather vane is really nice!

Lúcia said...

Weather vanes are so cool, the anchor with the wave is amazing, hope you find many others to show us! ;-)

Terra said...

Anchors have always had a certain appeal to me, I don't know why. I don't live near water - don't own a boat and don't aspire to do either...but a well positioned anchor in art, furniture, clothing etc...has always made me smile!

Carol said...

Love the photos!! Even though I am land locked in Kansas I can appreciate the appeal! Great post.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

What a terrific post, EG. I have a thing for anchors - don't know why - just like 'em. The weather vane is very cool and very unique!

You get an A +!!!

hip-chick said...

coming from a seaside town I have seen anchors used in a lot of ways. I like the fence in your picture.

Judie said...

Clever post, Ms.WOW!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Anchors away on another Alphabet Journey!

lovely lovely photos, as always!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Great anchor photos here!
Anchors are extra special in my little brother's life...he is active duty Navy, so at his wedding, the had a beautiful ice sculpture of an anchor that was part of the receptions decor and for a wedding gift, I created a framed art piece using their names in an anchor.

Blessings & Aloha!

Judie said...

If you went to my blog and read the post about Bloggers Unite, please go back now and read my post for today. I linked before I posted it to my blog! What was I thinking???

fairchildstreet said...

very nice. Charmaine

Viola said...

Lovely pictures! Special the anchor! :)

Jackie said...

cool I like those railings . Thanks for stopping by !

BEAR's Mom said...

i like anchors
they're so strong looking
this was a great post
~victoria~

Randy said...

What a wonderful choice!

Ames said...

Architecture is a neat thing.~Ames

criticalcrass said...

i like that fence. that's pretty cool.

Kathy said...

I am partial to anchors since I was a Delta Gamma in college and our symbol was the anchor!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is a great idea for a post. I love the weather vane.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is a sharp eye for anchors in decoration.

Jack said...

The anchors atop the fence are wonderful. I have never seen a fence like that. Nice catch.

Farmchick said...

A beauty of a wind vane!

Donnie said...

I love everything nautical and those anchors are gorgeous.

George said...

These are wonderful pictures of the decorative use of anchors.

edenhills said...

Anchors! I just love the pictures. Great idea for A.

Teresa

ellen b. said...

Fabulous! Love your choice for A and your photos!!

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

great! congrats



I love the first one shot
http://graceolsson.com/blog/2011/04/nothing-lasts-forever-2/

Serline said...

I would like to have that gorgeous wind vane on my roof ;-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful iron details, the first picture is magnificent! ;)
Léia

H said...

I love the weather vane! The design is beautiful; simple clean lines but so distinctive!

Lola said...

Hi again!

Great ‘A’ post -as always. So cool!

Have a great weekend ahead & look forward to *seeing* you again next time,

LOLA:)

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

lovely pictures and an interesting take on the letter A!

see you there! said...

I'm smitten with that fence.

Darla

Francisca said...

These decorative Anchors make an Attractive A post, EG!

taylorsoutback said...

Love this post - being a Navy brat! And as a quilter who loves vintage quilts - you often come across appliqued or embroidered anchors.

Beautiful weathervane!

Sue said...

I've always like anchors and pretty much anything to do with boats and the sea.

=)

Small City Scenes said...

Anchors aweigh

I may have to join the Navy now. heh heh

MB

Rose said...

I really like these!

Lew said...

Is the first one "anchor's a wave"? Great captures of tne nautical object, but my favorite is the weater vane.

☆☆Mumsy said...

You've found wonderful anchor for A post! Beautiful photos!

Jingle said...

enjoyable looking image,
lovely thoughts on A.

Jenny said...

What a sharp eye you have, my dear. I don't think I would have even noticed the one on the weather vane or the fence, but don't they look neat!

Thanks for a fun link this week.

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