Neglected Structures & Overgrown Places #14 — Old Tin Dish

Old Tin Dish in Woods

At first glance, when I saw this tin dish atop a tree-stump in the woods, it played tricks upon my eyes and I mistook it for an impressive piece of fungi. It has obviously been there for some time as the ivy is doing its tenacious best to bind it to the stump until the last piece of rust has crumbled to red dust.

I wonder who put the dish there in the first place. A forgetful camper, perhaps? Or someone kind enough to leave the birds a bath? Maybe a litter lout? Who knows?

Whatever the answer to these questions, I’m glad to note that Nature is winning the battle with this particular piece of junk.

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

17 thoughts on “Neglected Structures & Overgrown Places #14 — Old Tin Dish”

  1. I always wonder about things like this left in the woods and the reasons why. Nature is having the last laugh though. Although it is nice to think that it was used as a bird bath…


    1. I hope that Nature continues to have the last laugh, as I’d hate for it to be humans putting in the last word at Nature’s expense.

      We must always look after our birds. Even my dog knows not to chase birds off her territory!

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    1. With some decent iron crumbled up in the soil, someone could plant a hydrangea there and get beautiful blue flowers! I live in an area with chalky soil and all the hydrangea flowers are pink. Even if you buy a blue shrub, it ends up turning pink. The only solution to this is to put a load of iron nails in the soil around its roots.

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      1. There might be some liquid. I don’t know, but you’d have to keep watering and watering with the stuff, knowing how thirsty hydrangeas are, so it might prove quite expensive to keep your flowers blue!


  2. me too!! I’ve seen old bathtubs used for planters and even an old toilet in a yard with a shrub growing out of it!! – as opposed to St. Francis and garden gnomes etc.


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