Saturday, March 27, 2010

Driftwood?


Well to be perfectly honest, I don't know if this is driftwood or not. On the other hand, it looks almost like dried bones. I've photographed these mobiles at Sweetpeas in Homewood a zillion times. My photographs don't seem to do them justice, or maybe I'm afraid you won't understand what they are! I tried again last week, and I think I'm ready to share. Whatever they are, they are bleached this wonderful pale gray and against the red.... I think I'm satisfied.

12 comments:

Judy - So California said...

Dried bones! I like that one.....that's why you take such great photos - lots of imagination and we all benefit from it. Great shot..whups - I hit an "i'" instead of the "o" first - some days are like that.

Anonymous said...

I think your link was missing the sweet potato. I could only find hollyhock and pepper, so plz just pass this over:

The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial Solanum tuberosum of the Solanaceae family (also known as the nightshades). The word potato may refer to the plant itself as well as the edible tuber. In the region there are some other closely related cultivated species. Potatoes are the world's fourth largest food crop.
Wild potato species occur from the United States to Uruguay. Genetic testing of the wide variety of cultivars and wild species suggest that the potato has a single origin in the area of southern.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-87-7n4AUUQ

Lori Skoog said...

I vote yes!

steviewren said...

I can imagine that these would make a interesting features in a backyard garden.

Daryl said...

There's a game called Chinga, I think thats what its called .. a stack, like that, of tiles and you must remove them one at a time w/o making the whole stack collapse... those look like fossilized sticks.

Maya said...

It reminds me of the driftwood tree that I had posted during Christmas time!

Petrea said...

I love the sculpture as well as your photo.

Anonymous said...

Let's just have some nice music here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIpt_BIrIzM

Virginia said...

Anonymous,
Merci pour la chanson, Enya j'adore! :)

Maya,
Well look at your nice new photo! I don't recognize your without your curls!

Thanks everyone. I"m glad you liked this one. I'd love to have them somewhere but I don't have any low limbs near my patio . I'll keep thinking!

Anonymous said...

Vous ĂȘtes merveilleux!

Dina said...

Very artistic, whatever they are. I kinda hope they are sticks and not bones.

jb said...

They're actually dried bones. Apparently it's common practice in South Asia for femurs, tibia and what-have-you to be ceremoniously stacked in this manner after exhumation and I presume that someone saw a business model in stringing them together as mobiles. I've also seen them used as wind-chimes. More wind-clickers actually, but quite attractive nevertheless