Beauty in Everything

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This has been waiting for me for the past week or maybe a little more.  I needed to clean out the rest of the junk in the coop so we can tear it down to make way for a new one.  Uhm, yeah.  Every morning I take the dogs out for their walk to the back forty and I walk by this.  When I went out this morning I decided today was the day.  I walked closer to check out what I was really in for, bracing myself for the ugliness that was years and years in the making.  This is what I saw.

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Stacks of old doors, shutters and broken windows.

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Walls with holes to the outdoors, random gaskets hanging on nails.

140529 Coop (3)Rusted, broken sleds and bailing twine.

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Baskets without bottoms and plants growing through the floor.

The morning light was beautiful streaming through the gaping holes in the walls and through the non-existent doors and windows.  There’s a lot of life that was thrown in here through the years and I just had to take one more moment to record what was left before I filled the trailer.  I’m glad I did, there is beauty in everything, you just have to look.  Little gifts.

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Gardener, photographer, docent, homemaker, jack of all trades stuck between an urban and rural life.

7 Comments

  1. Oh wow, I have that same sled, and that basket. I am trying to think of where they are stored. I keep promising myself that I am going to fix up the sled just enough to hang it as a decoration and the basket is something I used to use in the garden, but mine does have a bottom, so crazy to find all those wonderful memories of someone.

  2. What a sweet shed!! There is beauty in everything! Perhaps you can recycle/reuse some of the artifacts??? Incorporate a piece of wood/door(?) in the new building?

    • I did salvage a few things. There’s probably enough stuff around to build another coop without going to the lumber yard. Might look a little wonky though :)

      • That’s great! Besides, wonky is good. Lumber is so expensive!! We de-constructed our kids play fort years ago and constructed sheep shed and goat house! :)

  3. Joel Gaughan says

    I just read a lot of your blog and really enjoyed reading it. Theweavingman

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