Friday, July 31, 2015

Our solar system

This model of the solar system is one of the larger treasures the girls have dug up. What's that you say? It's a baby rattle? Can we agree it could be both?

Contemplative giraffe

Sometimes I get caught up in wondering about certain this guy. I don't think giraffes can sit like this. I almost took the photo in a litter box but decided a contemplative view went better with the pursed lips. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Grouping treasures together was unavoidable…”Didn’t I find an Indian last month?” I might ask myself and then pour out the large mason jar that is the Chicken Treasures Chest of Booty searching for the other Indian. Surprise! There’s 3. Why do they all have their arms raised? Sometimes the girls wonder what I’m up to. Flora & Fauna are hoping those Indians might have a worm.

The first Indian I found

Letterpress blocks

Beautiful isn't it? There's a spot in the yard where letterpress blocks show up regularly. This is the best of them and one of my all time favorite finds. The simple, classic design is aesthetically pleasing and it's solid metal, giving it a satisfying heft. 

Some pieces have been in the ground long enough to corrode. I am unable to read the one on the left; there's just a ghost of it left.