The usable sunlight on my commute home is getting to be less each night. That means in a couple of short weeks it will be dark on the drive home for several months and no more after work scenery shots. I’ll just have to find other things to amuse me. 🙂
I went to Anamosa yesterday for a meeting and on the way back found some interesting harvest scenes. I love shooting combines in the field. I do not like to follow them on narrow two lane roads. I had to follow one on the way home last night for about five miles. They move kind of slow compared to my normal speed so it took a little longer to make the commute.
I really enjoy watching the entire harvest process. Every time I see a combine I think about a trip I had with my Dad when I was very young. I believe I have told you that one of the things he did to try to make a living was selling farm equipment. Apparently he sold a combine to a local farmer and he had to get it from another dealer that was in a town some distance away. I wasn’t really old enough to be all that aware of the details other than of course if my Dad was going somewhere I wanted to go with him.
We drove the old blue station wagon to the other implement dealer and picked up the combine. Jimmy Triplet, a retired friend of my Dad, went along to drive the station wagon back and Dad drove the combine. I suppose as I think about it now, if he had the combine shipped in he would have probably lost money on the deal. Anyway it was a very long trip (as you can imagine) and if memory serves we were late into the evening when we finally arrived back in Ridgeway.
Dad raised the intake head so that it was level. Mom had given me a blanket and my ever-present little cars and apparently I amused myself for hours and hours playing with my toys on the blanket on the combine. Amazing how some memories stick with you for ever. 🙂
I’ll leave you with this wonderful sunset I encountered on my homeward commute. I pulled off the road and shot for about 15 minutes so I have some other perspectives of the sunset I’ll show you at another time.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a productive, safe and enjoyable day. Be careful.