Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Old Truck Love


They sit in a field on Highway 71, 


always catching my eye as I head to Houston, 


eliciting a vow to stop and take their picture...next time.


I finally made a U-turn and stopped Saturday.


Dead camera battery.
Dang it.



So on my way back home Sunday


I finally 


fulfilled 


my vow.


Glad that's out of my system!


Take a close look at that oldest truck.
Those are bullet holes in the windshield, aren't they?

30 comments:

  1. That DOES look like bullet holes. Sure wish I could sweet talk you into taking your photos off that stupid light box, that won't let me enlarge to full screen. Please? Pretty please?

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  2. They're beautiful in all their rusting glory. And they're quite the contrast to the flowers in the previous post which were very lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Hilary! Alas, there will be fewer and fewer flower photos! We need rain!

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  3. something regal about them
    sitting there
    like old men on a front porch
    rocking in their chairs
    holding their stories inside:)
    thanks for letting them share,
    Jennifer

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    1. Jennifer, this is so true. I wish I'd thought of it that way. Now I can't get it out of my head! You are such a wonderful poet!

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  4. i love these! really love the shot w/ the barbed wire fence in front! :)

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    1. That's one of my favorites, too, but wasn't sure if anyone else would like it! I'm glad you do!

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  5. beautiful .. and a happy safe Fourth to you!

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    1. Thanks, Daryl! I hope you're having a wonderful 4th, too!

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  6. Barbara, first of all, sorry it's been such a long time since my last visit. I've missed your photography. I'd for sure have had to stop for these old trucks too - they're for sure calling for a camera! Just love these shots - very atmospheric and like time standing still. Your flowers are amazing too but I am most struck by your mystery birds - brilliantly caught!
    Thanks for your always kind and encouraging words.
    xo from Greece,
    Joan

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    1. I miss your visits but I'm guilty, too, so can't complain. And I know you've been busy with much more important things than I have been! But thanks for dropping in Joan!

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  7. So awesome! I really have to say my favorite is the old trucks out of focus and the barbed wire in focus. All are really frame-worthy though!

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    1. That's three votes for that one, and I thought I was the only one who liked it. Yay! Thanks, Gail!

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  8. Those are terrific shots and yes, those do look like bullet holes! Hmmmm......
    xo Catherine

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    1. I'd love to know the story behind these old trucks! Guess I'll have to stop again and ask!

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  9. Love seeing olf trucks around, they still seem that they could be restored..great photos my friend! ❤

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    1. I'd love to have one of these - restored with a/c of course! Thank you!

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  10. Oooo, a photographer's dream!
    Love these old beauties, and you have captured them wonderfully.
    Happy day to you, Barbara!
    xo.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! I'm still kicking myself for not making another U-turn and taking some photos of the giant squirrel a little ways down the road! Hope you had a great day, too!

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  11. And these old truck keep laughing,

    "You are in love with me."

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  12. Beautiful shots, I love old trucks.

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    1. Thank you! I doubted I was the only one - who couldn't love them?

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  13. I'm an old truck (and car) fan too. Looks like you hit a prime hunting ground at this place! Nice work.

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    1. I've passed it so many times!! I just couldn't pass it up again! Thank you!

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  14. Barbara,

    what is it about old trucks! I love them too. They evoke an earlier and simpler time, I think. When I look at your photos, I wonder about where each went and who drove them.

    ♥charlotte

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    1. Me, too. I'd love to know their history!! Especially that one with the bullet holes in the windshield!

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