Junie's Place: Yard Art on Thrusday (For April 22, 2010 )

Friday, April 23, 2010

Yard Art on Thrusday (For April 22, 2010 )


Yard Art on Thursday!

Visit Mary to find more Yard Art posts!


I decided to join in this time and share some of our Yard Art! :)
Our place certainly has an abundance of
Yard Junk...err...Yard Art, that is!

(...but one man's trash is another man's treasure, I have heard!)


Anyone would be amazed at the things my husband will undertake to follow through with his ideas . I have never known him to back away from any project he has a hankering to do...

For instance...these wheels!

He had bought a couple of old metal wheels at a flea market- which were not too heavy to be manageable- but he had never done anything to use them or display them in any way; he had more in mind!

In time, he found an additional 4-wheels ; 2 matching sets of some very heavy farm equipment wheels.

He found out these wheels were free for the taking at some property that was being cleared for some new construction.

Only problem was these wheels had been cemented into the ground and the cement had been poured around the bottom of the wheel and with a metal rod welded onto each. The rods extended a couple feet, making it possible to stabilize the wheels in an upright position when they were installed at that site many years before.

The only way to get the wheels out was to dig down several feet. Of course he could do this!

He did this!

Luckily, he was able to get a couple guys to help him load them onto his trailer to bring them home!

The plan, for these 4 wheels and the 2 we already had, was to install them the very same way at our place along the edge of our wildflower meadow. I was able to help him position the wheels with rods attached and then to hold them in place when he poured the cement around them!

We like the way these old wheels look at the edge of our meadow !


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At 4:28 PM , Blogger Donna said...

Great job on the Wheels! Would never know they're anchored!

At 5:00 PM , Blogger Carletta said...

These are some really pretty shots Junie!
I love them and would be happy to have them in my yard. :)

At 8:53 AM , Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Love the wheels. Great thinking as well as perseverance.

At 9:27 AM , Blogger maryt/theteach said...

What a marvelous idea, Junie! As the flowers and the grasses grow they look prettier and pretier! Great Yart Art! :)

At 5:34 PM , Blogger PEA said...

What a great idea Charles had for those wheels, they look wonderful where they are! Sometimes stubbornness comes in useful! lol xoxo

At 10:29 AM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Thanks to you all for looking and for your nice comments.



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