This week’s challenge is perfect for the photos I took yesterday at Hippie Tom’s Serendipity Farm – an antique/junque pickers’ and gleaners’ mecca in Southeastern Wisconsin. Steve and I were out for a ramble through a wildlife area and stumbled upon the road signs advertizing his sale. The parking area was bustling, TV cameras were rolling, and Hippie Tom was in full swing for Spring. It seems that his farm is only open twice a year for the public to browse and discover treasure in his vast complex of old out-buildings. It’s a jungle of old and semi-new, broken and mostly intact, recyclable and re-purposeable stuff. And we do create a lot of stuff, us humans. It makes no sense to simply throw it on a trash heap, polluting the land with it. Reduce, reuse, recycle, refuse. Broken is not finished. There is purpose and life even during brokenness. If there weren’t, I wouldn’t be able to type with my left pinkie right now. (Broke it in high school. It’s distinctly crooked, but usable. Yup, I play keyboards and sometimes guitar with it…not expertly, but ‘proficiently’.)
Looks like a place where I could happily spend lots of time, with or without the camera! 🙂 Lovely post!
It was quite a unique place; lots and lots to see!
How fun. This makes me want to hit the garage sales tomorrow…but right now I’m trying to downsize all the stuff we have accumulated! Love your commentaries, Priscilla.
You can always hit garage sales with a camera….and press delete when you want to downsize!
Fun! And then there’s thrift stores.
Yes, fun as well!
I can identify with the fascination for places like this – be it car boot sales in UK, anything-goes sites in our Durban suburb, or various ‘Antiques and Junk’ shops on our Midlands Meander, I am there!
It’s a fascinating window on history and culture, for sure! Thanks for stopping by to comment!
Priscilla, you’re always right to the spot with your pictures and your words. It’s very inspiring.
So I immediately thought of you for the Freestyle writing challenge! Here’s what it is about! Hope you have time to take part…
Thanks, Juls! I’ll look into that when I get home. I’m at my brother’s in California until tomorrow.
No worries, there’s no deadline. Enjoy your time with your family!
What a fun day and you are so right about not throwing things into the trash heap. Great photographs.
It was a fun find!