Friday, May 19, 2006

Yard Art for Life


In our travels through the Low Country we have tried to define the nature of the region. In so doing we've answered some unasked questions and provided some unsought information.

This is the community of Rockville, SC, the Edge of the Maybank Highway. The marsh, moss and tabby are consistent with most of the early occupied sea islands at the Low Country coast. We find no untoward topographical formations and few non-indegeneous plantings are tolerated or survive here, but we did find something.

It is often the rural way to leave articles, implements and automobiles where they last saw use. When a car no longer runs there is always someone who vows to have it up and running in short order. Country logic holds that if the lame vehicle lays in place long enough to have the grass cut around it, that vehicle will never suffer itself to be moved. It becomes yard-art-for-life. That logic further states that after three months or five yard cuttings (whichever comes first) such yard art becomes invisible to any and all who have the ability or responsibility to remove it. Now, if they can no longer see this stuff, how can they tell us what it is ?

Of course, with the onset of the festival, Spoleto feels that yard junque is the new site specific art. On this note we wish to ask more knowledgeable souls just what in blazes IS that thing next to the Mustang ? If anyone would hazard a guess, we'd be mighty grateful. We'd know Elvis if we saw him and we're up on our alien spacecraft and the full directory of UFO's, but this one's got us stumped.

What the heck IS that thing ?


Blogger mfaizalzul said...

nice blog..

2:52 AM  
Blogger Windviel said...

Many thanks for the kind comment. When we head out on the back roads we find endless wonders. Having this opportunity to share it with others is an added pleasure. Please call again and feel free to make comments or suggestions.

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Nice car !!

7:13 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

The hubby says it is an old buoy - not certain of its particular purpose, but it may have been used for anti-submarine cabling.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Windviel said...

Thanks, Paul, for your kind comment. Some cars become more than mere transportation as is the case with this one.

Lisa, we believe that gentleman is correct in the object being some sort of buoy. We have a call into a resident expert in the village and will report his opinion as to nature and likely application of that bit of yard art.

Thank you both for your sharing these comments.

12:35 AM  

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