Thursday, June 18, 2009


I was out and about today and as I'm driving, I happen to notice a giant peace sign in someone's yard. I was on the phone at the time and had way too much to get done so I went back tonight because I had to take a pic. It's not every day you see something like this! While I had my camera, I decided to grab some other shots. I took some at a local cemetery but those will be on a future post. Enjoy!

There is an ironworkers factory downtown and this is one of the big metal piles in their yard. It was all shiny in the sunset's rays.

Outside of the factory, they have a bunch of metal sculptures.
I don't think I've ever seen one continuous cloud like this?


The Frog Queen said...

Oh how lovely....thanks for sharing. Inspires me to get out there with my camera.

I really love the metal pile for some reason....could be the migrane medication I took this morning :) Also explains why I cannot sleep now......

Anyway! :)


halloween spirit said...

Does the iron factory make metal sculptures for Halloween? They should!

cindy said...

those metal sculptures are really awesome!!

Diane said...

that cloud is amazing! i don't think i've ever seen anything like that.

i love the peace sign too! and that interesting sculpture. my dad is a retired welder. in his day he got into making sculptures and was even commissioned to do some pieces for the olympics in atlanta.

cant wait to see the cememetery photos!

Dracenea said...

Frog Queen - I was strangely drawn to the metal pile too. Must be those shiny things we like. :)

I hope that your migraine goes away soon and that you'll catch up on sleep!

Halloween Spirit - I really should find out more about what they do there. They have a few sculptures out front and piles upon piles of metal in their yard but I don't know exactly what they do with it all. Hmm.

Cindy - Yeah, I think it's pretty cool to see what people can do with different mediums. Amazingly talented people out there!

Diane - I think the fact that the sun was hiding behind it made it stand out even more to me.

Did you ever get to see your dad make anything? I think it would be fun to watch the whole process.

Cemetery photos will be here before you know it. :)

Renee said...

What cool pics. Great way to spend the afternoon... stop and take in your surroundings. Thanks for sharing!

Diane said...

oh yea, i watched my dad all the time. i'd hang out in his shop with him. he always, always seemed to have burned eyes. maybe why i like it so dark in my house because i just got used to our windows always being blacked out, all except the front ones.

i would love to learn to weld but my dad is too old to do anything much anymore so he can't teach me. honestly i think it's just a matter of time. :(

i do love hearing his stories (a zillion times!)

if i could go somewhere and use the equipment and get some direction, i'd def at least give it a try. i'd also love to try glass blowing. and everything else in the whole wide world too! :)

Dracenea said...

Diane - I'm sorry to hear that your dad is getting up there in age and not doing so well. :(

Maybe someday you'll get to try your hand at his craft?