Square Trees Supplementary – The Collection

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge July: Square Tree

I had these ready to go but other photos seem to take over. I have a certain fascination for boxes especially wooden boxes. Yes this is another thing I try to keep under control but some times….well you know how it is. They mostly have a purpose.

There were a lot of tree songs that didn’t make the cut either

Falling out of Trees by Barcelona – soft and slow
Kissing Tree by Spencer Lee Band – funky with a groove
Treefingers by Radiohead – quite atmospheric
In my Tree by Pearl Jam – bit rockier

Here is a small sample of the boxes from big to small, some toys and a few of my other “addiction” – Elephants, these are some made from wood.

These wooden suitcases hold my photos I try to sell and other items when I go to the markets. I am looking for a leather handle for the one on the left.

I use this recycled box I bought as a display stand. The wooden stool on the right, my grandfather made.

An old looking reproduction box

Just one of the elephants

Three small boxes. One quite old and I like the other two with inlays. The bottom one is maybe from India like the Indian Elephants on the left. There are three that fir inside each other

Some wooden toys I have found at the markets most likely some Grandpa’s shed projects.

This photo is an after thought, also not square (sorry Becky). A wonderful pull along toy on a chair me Grandfather also made.

I like this one. It is Bamboo with a felt lining. Maybe at one time held coasters, now holds match boxes near the fireplace.

This is one of the large boxes. It is filled with photo frames I have bought and they get used every now and then. It was a tool box and has a few compartments.

It has been used in the past to hold the Christmas presents with the Christmas bears and others standing guard

One of my favourite big boxes. It has a green flock lining. The hard to read engraving on the outside show the box was used by The Crown Cork Company from Southall Middlesex England but I cannot find a date

Of course there are quite a number more but that’s enough I reckon. Thanks for hanging around with me and my square trees and a bit of music. Some of the songs I haven’t heard before so it was good to enjoy some new music with you. I wonder what October Squares will bring us?

Time #9 – Time to Pretend

This months photo challenge in square format from Becky is Time

This month I will put a song with the photo.

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The December theme is TIME. I am sure everyone has found at least one #timesquare, but just in case you are struggling here are some #timesquare ideas;

Timepieces – clocks, watches, sun dials and egg timers
Sayings – Time & tide wait for no man (or woman!), A stitch in time saves nine, Early bird catches the worm, In the nick of time or More haste, less speed
Synonyms – era, moment, season, infinity, interval, lifetime and age
Out of the box – nighttime, downtime, pastime and mealtimes!

Dressing up

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Costume

I have an elephant collection. Quite a number that I have stopped counting. Here are some of my elephants  in a post a few years ago. Of all of the elephants in my collection, this one is the cutest don’t you think?

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PS That is Humphrey in the header. He loves Christmas

Imitation

What was Paula thinking in setting a photo challenge with the word prompt Imitation Follow the link to find other great example of imitation.

What would I possibly find to suit this challenge. Well my faithful readers, I did find a few so look on with wonder at the imitation in bushboys world (insert laughing face here).  I think this deserves a slideshow as I couldn’t explain some of these photos.

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Hope you had as much fun as I did in finding my Imitations

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Teddy Bears, Dolls Toys

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge Teddy Bears Dolls Toys had me thinking what is the most interesting here.

The girls have left home but every Christmas I get out the Christmas toys who take their place guarding the box of Christmas presents.
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Many people may know that I also have an elephant collection (see my blog) So it is only fitting that Humphrey gets involved in Christmas as well
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