Sunday, July 16, 2006

The Ol' Iron Plow


An old iron plow we found at an auction and brought home sits in front of our driveway entrance to welcome guests to our humble rock in the woods. The wood is so old and fragile!

This part of the front bed hosts Ilex vomittoria ssp. Nana (compact shrubs), a white and a purple butterfly bush and a struggling birch tree.

12 comments:

melissa w said...

I like the varied intensity and how that shapes the picture to add depth. Great sketch!

CristinaCisne said...

I've really enjoyed looking through your blog entries- I enjoy your style, and your writing :) Keep on enjoying yourself!

Donn said...

Been a long time since I've seen one of those! Nicely done. I actually used one of those behind a horse once, a long time ago! Not for long, however, I was just a kid, but the farmer let me try it once.

Sioux said...

That's really nice, Lin. And it looks just like the one my daddy used when I was a child.

Jana Bouc said...

I like this sketch a lot. Everything looks so vibrant and alive (and hot). I thought of you in the heat yesterday when I was enjoying the perfect weather yesterday on my bike ride--mid-70s with a nice breeze. I picked up my son and his girlfriend last night as they returned from a vacation in Mexico and they were complaining how cold it is here--especially at night. They've lived here all their lives and didn't even realize some places you can walk around at night without a jacket.

Teri C said...

Oh Lin, what a fun sketch! It looks so neat!

Felicity said...

Your garden is full of wonders!! Lovely painting! Is your butterfly bush a Buddlia (sp?)?

Penny said...

I am loving your garden sketchbook, the colours look lovely, cant wait for spring.

Linda said...

That's really neat!

Laura said...

LOVE the texture and color in your recent sketches, Lin!

AnastasiaC said...

how wonderful - do you ever use it or is it just for show? sounds great and cute drawing!

Terri said...

Some of these old tools make the best garden ornaments. I have a couple of old wheels in my garden. Never thought of drawing them though!