A rambling post today. A lot of things going on in my little world right now. There is a school of thought that goes something like if you want to make an improvement in something you do, you have to put yourself in some uncomfortable and difficult situations to challenge you and help you grow. Sounds good in theory but not so much in practice. It tends to cut down on ones sleep time. 🙂
The image above is of the two cygnets at the Duck Pond. I drive by them twice a day to check on them. I was talking to a friend who said that as the water continues to go down they face the challenge of predators and when it comes time for them to leave they face the dangers of the flying into the power lines that are adjacent to the pond or getting hit be a car. I’ll keep hoping they make it to maturity.
I took a much different route home last night just looking for new subject matter. Over the last 14 years (since I went digital) I think I have photographed a bunch of the more interesting barns and farm scenes in the area. I hadn’t traveled this particular road in over two years and yet I saw a dozen things to shoot last night that I had already taken an image of. I liked this old tractor next to the apple tree however. They seem to just go together.
Obviously this old tractor has seen its better days. I suspect there is something amiss with the steering since one of the wheels is doing its own thing. I have two friends on FB from the town I grew up in. Their Father sold Oliver tractors. When we drove through Ridgeway a couple of weeks ago I thought about all that farm machinery that Francis use to have sitting on the street and on his lot. Many times on Halloween the goblins would roll a lot of his equipment out onto the street.
I delivered the morning paper so I was up town around 5:00 a.m. the morning after and would see Francis putting things back where they belonged. I can honestly say I was never one of the individuals who did that. I was always too busy getting candy, cookies, and popcorn balls. 🙂
That’s enough rambling for one day. I hope you have a wonderful Thursday. Thanks for stopping by and be careful.