Monday, September 1, 2014

Rust and Ruins

Sad old barn

September1st is City Daily Blogger's Theme Day and the theme this month is "Rust and Ruins."

I'm not sure how much longer this barn will be standing. The rusty roof may last longer than the rotting boards, though.

 Deserted house

The field close to this abandoned house is still being worked.  No rust that I can see but the building is definitely falling apart.

Rusty-shovel art meant to decorate a garden

Not old rust, but new.

I am linking to City Daily Photo Theme Days  HERE

 In celebration of the old and wonderful "stuff", I  am connecting to Rubbish Tuesday HERE.

57 comments:

Stephanie said...

Love the old barn building , lovely shovel art.

Indrani said...

Great pics for the theme.

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

The rusty shovel is lovely!

Ginny said...

Oh, these poor buildings. But the shovel art is very precise and clever!

Malyss said...

I'm always sad when I see such abandoned buildings, wondering about their story . Great pictures for the theme !

Stuart said...

That old barn is what I would call a real fixer-upper.

llandudnopictures said...

That's a fine looking collection of rust and ruins!

Andy said...

How is it possible to receive so much neglect?

Revrunner said...

Like Stephanie, I'm lovin' the "shovel art". :-)

Birdman said...

That is one unique shovel. I 'dig' it!

VP said...

The decay of the barn is simply glorious, and now I have seen my first example of shovel art...

Halcyon said...

Great choices for the theme day. It's always sad to see those old barns. But they are sort of fascinating (and great for pictures).

see you there! said...

I really like your photos of old buildings. Something nostalgic about them.

Darla

orchid Miyako said...

These old barns gave me quite impression as I'm was not familiar with. Your Rusty-shovel art looks SO beautiful and fantastic. I guess they must be retrospective to your people♡♡♡

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Sandra said...

that shovel is wonderful... i like some metal art and this one i do like.. sad old barn, odd the roof is so much better than the walls...

Montanagirl said...

I really like old buildings and barns, and the shovel art is really cool. Nice photos!

TexWisGirl said...

love the old buildings - the house, especially. the shovel art is cool!

William Kendall said...

A good windstorm and that'll be the end of that barn.

Roan said...

Love the old and the rust, especially that shovel. WOW! I am amazed by creative minds!

Anvilcloud said...

What fantastic old buildings.

ladyfi said...

Such pretty shots! Love that old building.

Judy said...

All three pictures fit the bill. I love the old barn and I want the shovel art for my yard.

RedPat said...

Love your pics of the old buildings! I've never seen shovel art before, EG!

DeniseinVA said...

Great shots, the old building is still a thing of beauty in its decline. That rusty art, would love to have that in my garden :)

Lowell said...

Super theme shots! Love old broken-down buildings. Love "rustic" things, too. I probably should have been nicknamed "Rusty." Then if I had been a cowboy I could have written a song about Rusty riding the dusty trail. Oui?

And re your comment on Cedar Key: Oh yes, we would very much like a cool winter day about now. Although the temp got down to 66 degrees F one night, so cooler weather is on the way!

Pamela Gordon said...

Really nice photos today. I love the old barn and house, and the rusty shovel art is really neat. Have a great week.

Felicia said...

these are some great rubbish and rust pics.

maryaustria said...

Great photos! I like old buildings!

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

thanks for visiting my blog :)

interesting photos wonder who used them in their heyday
I love anything to do with butterflies :)

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Shovel art! Who would ever of thought? Well someone did. That is so neat looking. I like old places like you've featured here. They always make me think of the days when they were in their prime.

cieldequimper said...

I love your rusty garden decoration!

RuneE said...

i sense some sad history behind these buildings, ns it must be sad.

Sarah said...

It looks like one good puff of wind would bring that barn down. Love the shovel art, it may be new but they have done a great job making it look old.

Lisa Gordon said...

These are really wonderful photographs for the prompt!

Jocee said...

Great shovel art! Lovely pics of the old house and barn.

Lois said...

All wonderful choices for the theme. I really like that old shovel!

LV said...

Very nice run down presentation.

Icy BC said...

The old barns still look very amazing to me and the art shovel is pretty!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Yes, there is something sad and lonely about the old barns left to rot away.
The shovel is excellent.

Small City Scenes said...

Great images of rust and ruin. I forgot all about Theme Day. WAH!

I like the laser are in the shovel. MB

Cloudia said...

Your photos are so eloquent. I'm quite Autumnal after seeing them. In a good way.

ALOHA from Honolulu
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Debbie said...

I do adore that old barn!!

Tamera said...

That first one is definitely on its last legs! One day it will just cave in, I'm certain.

Randy said...

Perfect shots for theme day.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I see falling down barns and think that for sure someone will come in a salvage the building. The beautiful old wood can be reused in so many ways.

Judy said...

Those buildings sure are coming from together!!
But I love the shovel art!!! May I send a copy of that image to my Mom, who does not have internet?

Jack said...

You got there just in time for that first image, EG. It has probably already fallen down.

Jim said...

I've never seen anything like that shovel. Cool!

doodles n daydreams said...

Great shots of the old buildings, what tales they could tell. Sad to see them deteriorate like that.
Great yard art.

Diana

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That shovel is truly a work of art...such intricacy.

Tom said...

I love them ALL!!! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Marie said...

Wow--someone got very artistic with that shovel! Love the old barns too.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I love the shovel!

W. Latane Barton said...

I didn't notice that was a shovel until prompted. Somebody did some great cutting work on it.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I never seem to have rubbish, yours are great!

Rose said...

Love that rusty shovel art!

Amy Burzese said...

Wonderful old structures!

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