Day 140/365 If you can't move it...Sit on it.

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© Andrea Petersen
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He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved... Psalms 10:6
They shall sit under His vine..Micah 4::4

A trash can full of ashes
Requires muscle power,
If it is pushed away
To another place
But when I did ask it,
It replied,
"I shall not be moved~
This is my space..."
All these ashes are mine...
They are here to stay"
So I sat on the trash can
Neath' the hanging basket
Of Ivy Geraniums flower,
By the Dutchman Pipe vine
For my self portrait today.
Poetry by me AJP

The trash can is indeed filled with ashes from our wood stove and weighs 100 lbs so I didn't try to move it:) However it did come in handy to sit on it ...Just glad the cover didn't come off.
The Dutchman's Pipe behind my back is over 100 years old and the heart shaped leaves get a lot bigger before the summer is over. It produces a little flower in the shape of a pipe. We bought the hanging basket of flowers at a grocery store last week. It has grown more flowers since then & looking healthy.

11 responses


    JOE FAILK gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    If the trash can won't I guess it does make a good seat. It adds a different take on the photo also Great job!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    I will no longer shoot around the trashcans but will sit on them. Great SP Andrea. Your new plant is beautiful!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    Glad you didn't try to move the garbage can! The SP is more interesting and it's a great story with it in the photo!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    I agree with everybody. This makes for a very creative ambience! If the plant is 100 years old, how old is your house?

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    you are so awesome, Andrea. Even a simple as a trash can, you can create a poem.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    You are a miracle worker. I would never have guessed that anyone could make a trash can look like it belonged in an SP, but you made it useful for that. It works so well. Another beautiful SP, Andrea.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (3 Jun 2009):

    Thank you everyone...Donald you asked how old the house is and it is around 110 years old...The former owner said that a fruit tree peddler (like a Johnny Appleseed type) came to the house and sold his parents a Dutchess apple tree and gave them cuttings for the Willow tree and Dutchman's Pipe when he was a kid around 5 or 6 years old...which would make the trees and the Dutchman's Pipe 100 years old. The former owners have been dead for several years but I am glad he gave us that useful information when we bought this place.

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (4 Jun 2009):

    How interesting to know the background of your house - and the vine! Wonderful SP!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (4 Jun 2009):

    This is great - your poem about the SP, the SP itself, the explanation of why the can could not be moved and the history about the Dutchman's Pipe plant and some about your home. I love your vest!!!pipe

  • Donna Whitecotton

    Donna Whitecotton gave props (13 Jun 2009):

    Love your solution to the trash can....great sp!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (27 Jan 2011):

    you are so awesome, Andrea

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