Sunday, June 20, 2010

Watering Can

The term "watering can" first appeared in 1692,
in the diary of keen cottage gardner
Lord Timothy George of Cornwall.
Before then, it was known as a
watering pot

She watered a sprawl of flowers,
plucked weeds threatening to choke
her tidy plot. Dark moist earth
caked her hands and knees.

Getting up took time.

Linda Watskin ©2010


  1. Loved this picture - a beautiful essential part of any garden! Mine is plastic - how boring eh?

    Thanks so much for being part of this fun day.
    Denise ABC Team

  2. That watering can has a lot of character! Fantastic close up shot of the spout.

  3. it has character...

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. Wonderful photo and words. Thank you!