Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Today's picture/Insulator


  1. I remember these!! Cool shot, Nan.

  2. I have some of them. My husband finds them in the woods on occasion. I think they look so pretty on window sills in the sunlight.

  3. Does this mean your recent absence has been due to a power outage? I have missed you, Nan, and am glad to have you back with your usual juxtaposition of photos, choice words and silence to create your special kind of blog poetry.

  4. I love when the sunlight hits the old blue insulators! I saw a house once when we lived in NJ and they had blue insulators of all kinds around their garden and it looked like they had blue lights on when the sun hit them!

  5. I used to find these lying all over the place on the farm where I grew up. Some were even purple. I think my parents have several sitting in their basement window. I'll have to look next time I'm home!

  6. The color of your insulator is one of my favorites of all.
    Wow, you have been busy reading up a storm!! I've been trying to catch up on my favorite blogs and yours is full of lovely things- books, flowers, veg, poetry! I've added a few new reads to my list and when I get the chance, I'll pop over to Barnes and Noble and see what I can find. :)

  7. I love this insulator. We use to pick them up along the roadside all the time when we lived in Wyoming 35 years ago. We would find them in old barnes in wooden boxes and my mother-in-law had quite a collection of them. I don't know why or for what reason...just to have them I guess because they were to be obsolete some day....I love it!

  8. Insulator for what? Nice blue color :)

  9. Thanks, Les! I couldn't resist. I thought it looked so pretty in the rain.

    Hip Chick, I have two and they are usually inside on the windowsills, but this summer I have one on each outdoor table in the center where an umbrella might go.

    June, ha, ha! Happily, no power outages yet this summer. Thank you for your nice words. I can't tell you how much they mean to me. Really.

    Wow, Sherri, that must have been just beautiful. I love them.

    Debbie, this is the only color I've seen. I wonder if they used different colors in different parts of the country or if it was just hit or miss in the color choice.

    Oh, Karin, such kind words. Thank you so very much. I am so very far behind in reading blogs that I wrote a little apology. :<)

    Linda, that's great. I think they used to be more common than now, though they aren't expensive to buy so they can't be very rare.

    Susan, they were used on telephone poles. More here, with lots of links:


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