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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Barrel of Fun

I was sitting on my porch swing the other morning....minding my own business and trying to enjoy a coffee while madly swatting killer mosquitoes....
when my gaze kept being drawn to this barrel.


I had good intentions of cutting it in half and 
making flower boxes out of it to sit at the end of my driveway.
(Thank you dear sister-in-law who gave it to me FIVE years ago to do just that.)

Of course...it still sits where I plunked it, 
~or rather, rolled it~
when we were building our home.

(Another..."I will get around to it one day" project.)

Now the barrel sits like a permanent fixture. 
And I can't seem to find it in me to move it.

Now since that Barrel-Staring morning, I cannot seem to get the
(click above link to listen. Or not.)
out of my head!
{A catchy little tune driving me a tad batty.}
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I think feel a backyard Polka-party coming on...
(feel free to bring your accordion;)

47 comments:

texwisgirl said...

oh thanks for planting that song in my head!!!! really appreciate it!!!

:)

seriously, did you get a new camera? these are great photos!!!

Flora said...

You are a NUT! (but I love nuts!!)...and I'll come to your party!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Love that song! I play it for ballet sometimes, believe it or not. :) Well, it's pretty just sitting there.

Farmchick said...

I think it adds that certain something to the area ;)

Janie said...

A polka party sounds like fun. Maybe you can get your guests to help you make the barrel into planters!

Debbie said...

i love the sight of these barrels, sideways with flowers spilling out!!

you have to do it, get the hubs to help....i will be waiting for pictures!!!! xo

Slamdunk said...

The Mrs. would want a barrel with flowers here, but is afraid our older son will use it for some kind of target practice.

I always thought it was unfair for those who reside in cold weather climates to have so many fly and mosquito issues--you all should get a pass on that.

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

I have a few of those at my house also:) P.S. I like Debbie's idea!

mountain mama said...

hmmm...i may have to pass on the acordian party =) but i do love your new blog design...i've missed reading your thoughts.

have a great week~

Rick said...

No, I'm NOT going to listen to it otherwise it'll be stuck in MY head too !

As for the barrel, it's obvious that you didn't get a round tuit, so I'll give you one - grab a pencil and piece of paper, draw a circle, write 'tuit' inside the circle, cut out the circle and give it to yourself. There - now you can move the barrel ;-)

Actually it looks pretty good just sitting where it is.

Robin said...

I like it there, quietly sitting under the trees. I'm not sure how long it'll last though, before quietly rotting away... I definitely won't be clicking on the link to the song. I suspect it would take half an hour to load, and then the rest of the day to get out of my head...

Pierre BOYER said...

Have a nice day Dawn....
Regards from France,

Pierre

Lynette said...

The barrel will make gorgeous flower pots...but then again it looks nice right where it is too.

Allison said...

Ok... I'm laughing so hard.

1. I also have old stuff sitting around waiting to be made into lovely decorations.

2. That music is so Swiss-like you need not make the trip to Oz! You can listen to it on YouTube!

3. Batty, indeed! Now you've got it stuck in my head!

Snappy Di said...

Oh gosh. I totally remember my parents dancing to that song in our very tiny living room when I was just a wee child. That memory is clear as a bell in my head.

Great looking barrel!

Di

Jack said...

Chores not done? What would we do next if we actually knocked off all the items on our "to do" lists? It is a scary thought.

Judy said...

LOL...Now I'm going to go around singing that song all day :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

LOL on the polka! Too funny!

Leah J. Utas said...

It's got plenty of character. Bit early to listen to a polka.

Gail said...

Bring that barrel inside and use it for art display...too pretty to rot outside!

Samantha said...

Great. Now I'll be humming that all day!

Buttons said...

I like it just where it is. B

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Always love a good study of a nice find !

Clint said...

Hmmm....why is it I like old barrels? I dunno if I would have it in me to cut the proud old barrel in half. I kinda' like him the way he is---just sitting there with lots of wise character. I bet he could tell you some stories.......

Cat said...

LOL
you made a funny!

love and light

Julie said...

I think it looks nice even without flowers. Just a little piece of rustic hanging out with the trees.

sage said...

Run you off some mash and let it age in that barrel! :)

Anonymous said...

Roll out the.....We must be related.LOL
Have you ever rode one down a hill inside?They used to have booze in them, maybe you could make some more.
Steve,OOTP

EG Wow said...

The barrel would make two great planters...but I bet it would be a job to cut it in half. It looks neat where it is. :))

Sharon said...

I think that spot, where the barrel rests, is just perfect. Great picture!

Farm Girl said...

I am not even going to think of it or since I have had songs like John Denver's Leavin on Jet plane stuck in there for days it is better than that one.
It is a nice barrel though.

darlin said...

LOL that's quite the video! And you'd best do something with the barrel before I show up or I'll cut it in half and bring it home with me for planters! hehehe I love your last photo, the barrel does look good there, but not nearly as good as it would adorning my front lawn! ;-) Enjoy your day!

rosaria said...

Yeah, it's begging to be repurposed.

Alisa said...

I have so many "projects" sitting around here like that!

bon bon said...

i think it looks great right there! i might just straighten it out so i can set my beer on it!

actually, i don't drink beer. seems the appropriate beverage though...

Saz said...

Haha, that song is pretty amazing! I do love it. Also, what great photo's! Got to just love when you aim to do something, then end up never doing it anyway! Must just be the "I'll do it soon" gene that pretty much every human has, haha.

Pam said...

Now that I have bounced to the polka tune.. I think the barrel should remain where it is.

Thanks for the song, Dawn.

Hugs,
Pam

beth said...

there is nothing wrong with good intentions :)

Alan O'Riordan said...

Now that I know you enjoy the heady combination of a randomly mutating Bavarian and psychedelic 70's backdrops, your posts suddenly make a little more sense. Context, they call it:-) Nice barrel, you could fill it with beer for that party you're throwing!

Randy said...

I love the idea of the flower barrels! Love all of the green grass.

Nancy said...

Hey, there's worse songs to have stuck in the old noggin'. It's a happy tune -- :)

I think having a big ol' barrel like that is worth keeping. You can always buy the half-versions someday down the road.

Lovely captures, Dawn. Hope you are having a great day!

Gary said...

Everyone has some of those projects in their background. It's just as you get older there are so many. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Trisha said...

On my way to your party...:D
I totally understand projects that have yet to be done!! You should see my basement !!:)

Val said...

You made me smile this morning. Thank you =)

Hilary said...

Darn, it difficult to polka and type at the same time. OK, fine.. I'm only tapping my toes. Love the barrel. I think it looks great right where it is.

Deb said...

love your barrell...

Mike said...

The barrel looks good right where it is. Oh, and I'm not clicking on the song, no way :-).