Two well used watering cans, each with it’s own characteristics.  The long-spouted can with the arched handle is perfect for reaching into a border to give a chosen plant a good soaking. The more upright, two handled can has a fine rose, good for delicate seedlings.

The design of these everyday objects has evolved over centuries to fit a pratical purpose. Along the way the two variations on a useful theme seem to have developed different characters too.


I don’t take many indoor photos but, looking back over the last three years, I’ve found ‘still life’ images from street markets, an outdoor shop display and even a castle potting shed – my response to the Lens-Artists Challenge #111 – Everyday Objects.

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