Friday, August 16, 2013

Sophie

This is one of two red outbuildings in the backyard. It's our newest one two years old. We call it Sophie. It's named after the second of our two cats. To keep them straight, we just call the buildings Molly and Sophie. Molly houses the rototiller, handmower and assorted bottles dug up from the backyard and a few tires and leftover bean poles not in use this season. We also hang our deck chairs from the ceiling. Oh, and family of mice or two build homes in my stored birdhouses during the winter. Sophie's building is where I store our riding lawnmower and a bunch of garden equipment. Everything has its place. Each fall, I'm adding more crap to store in each. 
I'm a bit disappointed on how this image ended up. The red oubuilding holds its own , but yesterday morning the wheelbarrow on its side and the yellow and white wildflowers just added so much to the total scene. Now, the blue barrow and flowers have gone the route of a total washout.
It is what it is.

20 comments:

  1. The building itself looks neat and tidy; the same for the interior?

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  2. Well I've heard of people naming many things :) Birdman but never a shed before :) how could anything called Sophie be less than beautiful, if I was a mouse I'd pick this red shed for sure!

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  3. Well, I'd never heard of calling outbuildings names but I guess that if you have two then you gotta call them something. w

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  4. i've got to share this with another blogger pal who names EVERYTHING! :)

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    1. Thanks T. Do I have a short story about namings. Let me work on it.

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  5. Wow, that is great shade of red!

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  6. That is one of the neatest out buildings I've ever seen. The bright color makes me smile!

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  7. Your idea to give a name to this cute small house reminds me of a french poem "Objets inanimés, avez-vous donc une âme?"(Inanimated objects , do you have a soul ?)

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  8. Love that red, a pity for the washout: with the blue and the flowers it would have been perfect.

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  9. I love that you name them and love the colour!

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  10. Nice vibrant red. I could use that wheelbarrow. Clyde W. Barrow would be a wonderful name. I'll see about getting me one.

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  11. You give outbuildings names, huh? ;-)

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  12. What is it about "stuff?" It grows and multiplies. And I'll bet naming its housing just encourages it.

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  13. Sheds are such useful places to put stuff!

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  14. Too much contrast. Take this photo early morning or early evening and I'm so relieved to hear that it isn't an outhouse! I'm was feelin' kinda sorry for you for a minute.

    But how the H could you have mice with two cats running about?

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  15. You name the sheds! How 'bout that? I like it. And I love Sophie's red 'coat.'

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  16. Well, Birdman, go back when the light is better and try again. We will be here.

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  17. The light giveth and the light teeth away!

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  18. Freakin auto correct ... Taketh away, not teeth away ... Grrrr!

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  19. Love, love, love, this shot. I like the contrasting colors showcasing 'Sophie'. Now do we get to meet Molly?

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