Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Jumble of Junk

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. - Thomas A. Edison

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

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What do you supposed the owner of this jumble of junk is doing with it....maybe inventing something truly wonderful? 

Joining in today with Josie for Two Shoes Tuesday and the words jumble and junk.
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Have a great Tuesday!
Linda Kay

29 comments:

Revrunner said...

Either that or he's/she's an artist. :-)

Tabor said...

...or just being lazy.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I hope he has fun with it!

Making art out of castoff materials is a valid expression of art!

whiteangel said...

Know doubt his pride and joy but a mess to me..

eileeninmd said...

Some people are very creative with scrap metal and junk! Have a happy Tuesday!

TexWisGirl said...

hauling to the scrap place. :)

Gail said...

In the south and on a farm we don't have junk jumbles, we have parts stores. I see a possible feeder, a shop table, a forge or fire pit and many ways to repair a fence along with re-bar arches for a shelter. I think they must have a welder because of all the hoses on the rack behind the table. I also see a possible automated feeder and mail box bases with plenty of scrape for the post, too.

I don't know who said it but "Necessity is the mother of invention."

Nice treasures here and a great post.

Cherdo said...

I've got a few cupboards that should launch me into inventing something (or I could have a garage sale).

Tom said...

Keep me posted. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Gosia k said...

is is not nice setting

Gosia k said...

it is not nice setting

Linda W. said...

I like the quote!

Amy at love made my home said...

My husband would say that there is a lot of "scratch" there, as in, you can make something from scratch and in order to do that you need a lot of "scratch"!!! I reckon that he is working on a self propelling and returning space rocket! xx

Mike said...

One persons junk is another persons treasure.

Carola Bartz said...

Looks like a mess to me, but I hope s/he has plans with it and is not just too lazy to get rid of it...

Lin Floyd said...

possibly a metal sculpture? lol....

William Kendall said...

One wonders- craftsperson or hoarder?

Cranberry Morning said...

Wow, I should be a great inventor! Lol. Fun pic, Linda.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Looks like some great yard art:)

Janie Junebug said...

My former neighbors left behind a jumble of junk. Someone bought their house and is hard at work on it so he can re-sell it. He has a dumpster in the yard. I told Favorite Young Man that if he wants to get rid of something unidentifiable, now is the time.

Love,
Janie

The Yum List said...

Great quote! It is indeed amazing what can be done with very little.

Jeanne said...

I would hope so anyway. Yikes. Love the quote.

We are in FL. Linda Kay and I haven't been on my computer. We are celebrating two of our grandson's HS graduations. Fun times.

Have a great week.
xo, Jeanne

Old Egg said...

Nah! He's is just a hoarder with no motivation.

Josie Two Shoes said...

I love this quote! We like to watch the TV show about the homesteaders in Alaska and how they are always repurposing old junk into something needed and useful. I know I wouldn't be half that clever. I do tend to stash smaller things away, craft supplies, pet items and such, thinking I might need/use them someday, but the reality is that I rarely do. If we all had to pack up and move once every year or two I bet we'd pare down those piles of junk and clutter! I hope your move is proceeding nicely and you have the added bonus of everything being organized to fit in a nice new space!

Val said...

It takes a creative mind (like Edison's) to make junk into something usable or artistic. That and a hot glue gun. The pile of junk in your photo looks like old fencing that was ripped up from a chicken coop maybe and left there along with the other stuff. No longer in use, but not ready to be trashed. We all know one man's junk is another's treasure.

Theresa said...

Some people can take "junk" and make it into something beautiful, but I don't think I have that ability. I admire those who can do that.

Mary Hill said...

I love going down country highways and seeing the road artists who have taken debris and turned it into art sculptures.

Patricia said...

My father collected junk much to my mother's dismay. He often made creative and useful things, but not often enough. Mostly it was just junk.

Cynthia said...

I see ... a mess! I would be compelled to clean it up rather than create with it. Probably says something about my lack of creativity or imagination.

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