Welcome to the 158th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
You wheelly created some amazing posts this week! Yes, I stole the pun too, but I couldn’t resist! The wheels were fantastic and, yes, there are a couple of cool surprises among these posts! Thank you very much for such a great set of posts!
Now, I’m off to Ireland for 12 days, so you can expect to see a photo or two of the Emerald Isle!
There’s no wheel, like an old wheel…
There’s nothing more interesting to me that to take some time to browse through a farm, as there are so many great machines and innovations there.
With another wonderful post, A Day in the Life takes us right onto the farm for a great wheel photo!
Sarah shares another wonderful photo in her post in By Sarah; that wheel has seen better days!
In another magnificent post in pensivity101 we go back on the wheel of time gliding along the canals!
Shelley’s approach to the theme, in her post in Quaint Revival, takes a couple of twists and turns…. Yes, it is fun!
Na’ama shares a wonderful poem in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; the wheel turns no more…
Ken takes us back to a bit of older technology in his post in Pictures without Film; those wheels have produced for quite a while!
The place in the left photo looks familiar in the post in JKRoaming – Travel Blog; I bet John and Karen have been where I was before!
There are times when we hope that we are truly alone, but not quite sure. Times of incertitude, out of our familiar surroundings, a bit lost and not quite sure where we will be safe again. Our senses tell us that there is someone out there, or is it something? Ahead, in the distance, there appears to be sunlight and green, safety! Shall we risk moving toward it?
This image was captured at the farm of the Westborough State Hospital, here in Massachusetts. This dilapidated area was filled with textures and feelings of what transpired in a past filled with people and animals…
Inspired by the WordPress Daily Post Photo Challenge of Solitude.
When I saw the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme of Repurpose, I first scratched my head, and decided to take a look through some of my phtoography. Then I chanced upon the ultimate definition of repurpose: the Farm Tractor.
The classic farm tractor is a simple open vehicle, with two very large driving wheels on an axle below and slightly behind a single seat (the seat and steering wheel consequently are in the center), and the engine in front of the driver, with two steerable wheels below the engine compartment. This basic design has remained unchanged for a number of years, but enclosed cabs are fitted on almost all modern models, for reasons of operator safety and comfort. In some localities with heavy or wet soils, notably in the Central Valley of California, the “Caterpillar” or “crawler” type of tracked tractor became popular in the 1930s, due to superior traction and flotation. These were usually maneuvered through the use of turning brake pedals and separate track clutches operated by levers rather than a steering wheel.
I found this beauty in a field waiting for the day’s work to start. The morning’s sky presented a nice backdrop.
For me there’s nothing better than being allowed to walk around on a farm with a camera. Farms are great sources of inspiration with lots of unique, often rusty, items and little tableaux.
Rust, to me, is a hallmark of venerable age and long utility, a badge to be worn with pride, as it indicates untold hours of toiling in all sorts of weather conditions. When, after many years of service, retirement allows you to sit by the side of the road, you still look impressive and draw the attention of the young who pop up to see you.
Photograph was taken with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app with minor enhancements in Instagram.
After a short hiatus, it’s back: the shot of the week!! Well, almost, as you’ll see.
While this is not quite a shot of the week, as I captured this 104 weeks ago, which makes it a shot of this week.
I’m always attracted to farming, probably because, when I was young, we lived near some farms for a number of years, and I wound up spending itme on them helping out. I always enjoyed the sense of being in touch with the land and nature, something that appears to have gotten lost quite a bit in today’s society.
Little farm scenes, such as this one, always catch my eye, particularly on a morning with light as beautiful as it is in this image.
Hope you enjoy!
This image was captured with my iPhone 5S using the standard camera app and some imnor adjustments in instagram.
On page 4, we find ourselves in the cold of Winter with Thoughts of Spring.
Of course, one may think that those thoughts are a bit premature, given that the image was captured on January 7th and plenty of cold and snow could reasonably be expected… While that is certainly the case, seeing the farm tractor catching glorious sunlight got me thinking of Spring well before its arrival!
In an instant, I knew that the farmer was prepared for the next season to arrive and take on the tasks to get his fields ready for whatever their purpose was to be. It was almost as if Winter allowed me to peek into a diorama of things to come…