I shot these photos in the early spring, hence the small daffodil bloom in the middle photo. Click to enlarge. Coal, bones and a porcelain knob create visual interest in a rock garden. The way the porcelain has eroded reminds me of the yin-yang symbol. Exterior feng-shui?
D I G I T A L P H O T O G R A P H Y — A small piece of bone, coal and what's left of a porcelain knob are arranged on the rocks around a small garden. I like to make small 'sculptures' like this so that when you're looking at the flowers, you'll notice another layer of interest farther down. I like to think of them as tiny, flattened Stonehenges, or other Neolithic remembrances, lol.
There is a lot of that shiny coal whenever I dig. I can only think that the house was heated by coal at one point, and throughout the decades the remains have been scattered here and there all around the yard. I also dig up bone shards, probably from being tossed out to feed the animals at one point, or perhaps even remains of the farm animals themselves. I suspect it's more of the former, as I've never found more than a joint, or an 'osso bucco' bone as I call them.