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Isolation Daily Photo Challenge Part 14: May 2021

Discussion in 'Forum Competitions and Themes' started by IvorETower, Apr 26, 2021.

  1. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I've just gone and had a wander around the garden. We have a few garden ornaments/statues.

    Guarding our front door

    [​IMG]Gargoyle by Nigel G, on Flickr

    And just behind it, this kneeling man (came from my in laws garden after they died)

    [​IMG]Kneeling Man by Nigel G, on Flickr

    And then moving to the back door, this large preserved piece of wood. this was also from the in laws. Not content with just wood, it has had some antlers and if you look carefully, a skull, added. The other skull that was in it is down with Becky for some art purpose!

    [​IMG]Trunk and Antlers by Nigel G, on Flickr
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  2. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

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  3. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    A couple more things acquired from the in laws. My wife hates this lady. I actually quite like it.

    [​IMG]Garden Lady by Nigel G, on Flickr

    This is Pan. My late FIL always called it "The wanking man"

    [​IMG]Pan by Nigel G, on Flickr

    Another acquired one. This was my step dads. After he died my mum had it, then when she moved from a house to a flat, it came to us.

    [​IMG]Pensive Man by Nigel G, on Flickr
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  4. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Becky bought this for me as a joke. It is around 3 foot tall. Tacky as hell but it is down in the wild part of the garden.

    [​IMG]Gnome by Nigel G, on Flickr

    I found this a while back inside a bush. Obviously been there for years so I left it. I think it was a rabbit.

    [​IMG]Old rabbit by Nigel G, on Flickr

    And that's your lot I think.
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  5. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Oh you lucky man, Nige. Very envious!!
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  6. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Close though - there is a Gnomon in the picture...
  7. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Hmm, so you pulled an old rabbit out of a bush where it had been discarded. *Sniggers*
  8. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    We got this brass rabbit from a brass foundry (now defunct) near Charlottesville, VA, when our son was researching spinal injuries at the University of Virginia, and then living with his new American wife, Amy, in Charlottesville at Christmas 2001. It has become patinated with age in the garden.
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  9. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Couldn't find the only ornament I could think of, which is a little ceramic Dutch-style townhouse. But I found a jewel-like spider, if that counts?

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  10. RobertCoombes

    RobertCoombes Well-Known Member

    Not my garden but that of a lovely lady who was then my current muse.


    Not in the Tate but it could be.

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  11. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that. Had to look it up and am now wiser.
  12. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    My pleasure. It's one of those words that don't get a lot of use (except possibly by Stephen Fry or in crosswords). Aglet is another good one. ;)
  13. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    An ornamental warthog seems an odd choice ...

    [​IMG]IMG_0055.jpg by Pete, on Flickr
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  14. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

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  15. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Looks 'armless enough.
  16. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    In Geordie-land it is also a reply in the negative.
  17. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I nearly entitled the post thus, but thought it might come across as unfeeling, given the unknown readership.
  18. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    All joking aside, is it all wood, or is the head a different material? Looks like stone throughout but could go either way.
  19. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I thought ‘G’s were pronounced up there.
  20. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Wierd isn’t it. I think it is stone. Next time I go upstairs I’ll look at the full size image.

    Edit: OK - my son, who is a stone-mason, thinks it is a sand/cement-mix, possibly a layer applied to a casting or to a framework. The texture of the face shows some very fine chisel work and brush work. The "wooden" body looks again as if it has been worked from a thickish layer of sand/cement using it like clay. I'd suppose it could be fired clay but it awfully big and thick for that.

    [​IMG]IMG_0050.jpg by Pete, on Flickr
    Last edited: May 15, 2021
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