Friday, June 8, 2012

Over the hill.....!


I don't believe that just because something has lost it's shine and passed it's used by date, that in the right setting it can't still be a pleasure to behold, look at all that gorgeous rust!  Earlier in the week I showed you all the gleaming, beautifully restored tractors on the farm we visited last weekend, I was also very attracted to these old beauties which although they will never see a lick of paint, have found a lovely spot to rust away peacefully until the end of their days, don't you just love the last one, this old tractor made quite a unique plant holder. Happy Friday, stay safe.....

31 comments:

  1. I like the first (main) shot - the back of the tractor with all those lovely trees in the distance. And it would make a good alternative album cover for the Midnight Oils "Diesel and Dust" :-)

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  2. Rusty things always make great subjects for photographers.And those "old boys" have worked a long and hard life, they won the right to get older peacefully.

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  3. What wonderful old tractors and I love your captures, particularly the first one! Really great composition! When I was a little girl I would spend part of my summer on the farm of an aunt and uncle and would ride with him on an old tractor like these -- well, it wasn't old then, but neither was I!! It was the high spot of my summer back then! So, fun memories for me this morning! Hope your week is going well and that you're ready for a fun weekend!

    Sylvia

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  4. Great shots Grace. Love the rust.

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  5. Excelentes fotografias....
    Cumprimentos

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  6. I totally agree - rust is beautiful on old machinery. Great shots Grace.

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  7. I like that first shot a lot! The rusty guys look great.

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  8. Yes, I love them all! They take me back to the good ol' days of my youth. Heck, even then, the tractors I rode on were all rusty! :-)

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  9. Every kid I know would love to ride or drive one of those tractors. Ah, yes! The good ole' days!

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  10. Great shots of the tractors. I like the colors.

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  11. There's no better colour than that deep burnished coppery rust ... aging with dignity.

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  12. Its a case of out with the old and in with the new, that's life i guess :-).

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  13. Thank you for this wonderful journey. Reminded me much of home. Please have a good Friday.

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  14. I loved these shots! We so take for granted all this history when we are growing up. I bet those old tractors had many stories.

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  15. Fun bunch of shots, Grace. Have a nice weekend.

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  16. Rust is very fashionable. What is with this talking like a politician? In the last photo it is a weed growing over the tractor. Only a politician would call it a plant holder.

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  17. Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore. But wait - maybe we are. Looks a lot like my wife's old family farm.

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  18. These are awesome. They could still have life as art.

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  19. glad you enjoy creaky relics like me!



    Aloha from Waikiki,
    Comfort Spiral
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  20. Nostalgia in perfect beauty, very fascinating.

    Best wishes
    Cloudy

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  21. The top picture is a top picture! Really good!
    The third could inspire a story about an aged tractor looking back over his life!
    Or have I had too much coffee.....?

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  22. I think there might be a couple more "plows" left in one or two of these.

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  23. Somehow there is a nice feel about these old machines. perhaps as commented above it's the nostalgia and the feel of the good old days. Great shots Grace.

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  24. love these shots, Gracie, I really do ..

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  25. the first photo is also my favorite ! great idea to post these tractors
    anni

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  26. Sooo many old tractors, great!

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  27. Interesting old machinery..just think of all the work they have done!

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  28. Over the hill? more like down in the dumps! Nice shots Grace....have a good week....

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  29. Love those rusty machines. So cool!

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  30. Gosh, you have more tractors than I have seen.
    Nice text, made me think that it all comes down to the eyes that see.
    It is like at an antique marked.Some see the beauty and possibilities in things that others don`t see.

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