The Miner's Kitchen by Arla M. Ruggles

Simple tools for simple fare; one frying pan, a spatula, fork, and spoon.
The knife — SHARP! – he would have worn in a leather scabbard on his belt.

This fork is silver-plated; a not uncommon find in the leavings of the camps. In those days, silver was currency, and in many cases, the measure of a family’s wealth might be found in the utensil box.

Published: JPG Magazine Issue 17

Something Old And Rusty Challenge on Macro Magic
A Coat Of Rust Challenge on Rustic

The Wild West Show

  1. Steptoe Valley Photographers’ Association
  2. Dirty pretty things
  3. Backyard Close-ups And Macro
  4. Old and Rusty

Canon 350D EOS
Tamron 55/200mm
JASC PaintShop Pro x7

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Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.

Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.

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  • joyousmoon
    joyousmoonabout 6 years ago

    Great one, what a find! Congratulations on the feature!

  • Thank you, Pamela!

    I am so pleased to have this work featured on Old and Rusty!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholabout 6 years ago

    Nicely done !

  • Thank you, Bradley. Much appreciated!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Kate Purdy
    Kate Purdyabout 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! Well done!

  • Thank you, Kate!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Nick Hunt
    Nick Huntabout 6 years ago

    Lovely shot, well done.

  • Thank you, Nick. I appreciate your comments!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • babybird1937
    babybird1937about 6 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks very much, Glenda!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Yool
    Yoolover 5 years ago

  • Awesome!! Thanks very much, Yool!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on this feature
    In Backyard Macro & Closeups

  • Thank you very much!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 5 years ago

    You are very welcome, it is
    very worthy of the feature!

  • Barbara Applegate
  • Thank you, Barbara!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Karen Zimmerman
    Karen Zimmermanalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations, Arla! I really like this one. Were they arranged like that when you found them?
    I think it’s awesome we are both being featured in this group today. :-)

  • Thanks, Karen!!

    No. I don’t drag home every artifact I find anymore – but I still have a great fondness for utensils; as they seem to me so connected to the every day lives of our forebears. These items are still remarkably common here. These became a little outdoor still life. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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