Hanging Pails All in a Row

Metal Pails

Metal Pails © 2008 Bo Mackison

Don’t throw out the old bucket until you know the new one holds water. ~~ Swedish proverb.

These buckets are hanging in the Old General Store at Old World Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Historical Society’s re-creation of Midwestern living in the mid- to late-1800s. An interesting place to visit, but I don’t think I want to live there.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Un très beau cliché !

  2. This is charming. I love the nostalgic mood of this. Very nice.

  3. I really like photos like this. Anything hanging from the rafters always intrigues me. Very nice capture and composition of the shiny metal pails. I’d definitely would love to visit this place. 🙂

  4. Great photo.

  5. Those Swedes had some very sound advice. You definitely wouldn’t want to trust a leaky bucket to beer. Better safe than sorry.

Leave a Reply