Wednesday, February 9, 2011

R/ Alphabe-Thursday

Rusty red tractor

It's not uncommon to see rusty red farm equipment in the country. Many farmers and former farmers use them as lawn ornaments, reminders of a bygone age. But wait!  Turn around and you can see...

Rusty red tractor reunion

...at least seven more rusty tractors lining this farmer's driveway.  Hey! Where did that green tractor come from?

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

37 comments:

Hero said...

Old rusty things can really be beautiful. I like rusty things! And your pictures are great!

Kathy said...

Yep, I like rust. It's a good thing be because there's a lot of it here. Damp climate, you know! And tractors seem to rust so well. These are beauts.

George said...

I really like that rusty old tractor in your first picture. A neighbor had a similar tractor when I was growing up. It wasn't quite so rusty at that time and it still ran. He used it for autumn hay rides.

Mary said...

Great tractors~ I love rusty old things from days gone by...they really pop against the snowy backdrop!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Those are gorgeous rusty tractors! I love to look at things from the past and imagine them in their prime.

Blessings & Aloha!

jfb57 said...

Old but attractive in their way!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

JDaniel would love to climb on them. He won't even notice the rust. He would just love that they are tractors.

Jack said...

I don't know what it is, but we do seem to be attracted to old and rusty objects. Me, too.

Donnie said...

Hubby is a John Deere man so I'll have to wait for G for green. Great photos.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wow, look at that first one with it's metal wheels-cool:@)

★Mumsy★ said...

Wow, your pictures turn out so clear, and beautiful with all the white snow in the background..

RedPat said...

I particularly love the 1st one! Great capture.

Jingle said...

rusty red tractor,
so thoughtful take on R.

Happy A-Thursday.

Glennis said...

The farmer is starting a collection of red rusty things. I do like your leader photo.
I have a very old steam truck on my blog a couple of posts back if your interested in old vehicles.

Beyond My Garden said...

I want to know what kind (brand) tractor that first orange one is. Do you have any idea? I have a friend who is an obsessed tractor guy. Very nice composition
nellie

Beyond My Garden said...

I meant the first orange tractor in the line up photo of tractors.
nellie

Randy said...

These are great. I love the rusted one!

Francisca said...

Wow, how old that red rusty tractor with the metal wheels must be! Cool.

Judie said...

Those are some great photos! Nice work!

Paula Scott said...

I came by for ABC Weds, but oh, my!! How I love rust and old tractors and what a combo you have here!

Paula Scott said...

I came by for ABC Weds, but oh, my!! How I love rust and old tractors and what a combo you have here!

Gattina said...

Indeed very rusty and rustic !

marisworld said...

Beautiful photography! I love rust and those old tractors look really neat lined up there

Serline said...

Symbol of a life well spent in service of man...

Andy said...

I was out yesterday scrounging for things to photograph for my blog. I spotted a red tractor partially buried in the snow. I thought it was going to be an original posting but you beat me to the punch.

Jo said...

Rusty implements and wire shapes are very popular garden ornaments in South Africa nowadays. I've also seen tractors hoisted onto mounds or gate posts at the entrance to farms. I'd not want to depart from my tractor either, if I was a farmer. Good photos. Greetings Jo

see you there! said...

Looks like someone collects rusty red tractors. Makes for great photo opportunities doesn't it?

Darla

Small City Scenes said...

Look at that! It is a reunion. I wonder what they had to talk about this morning. Tales from the farmyard.
Good shot and imagination, EG.
MB

gabe said...

love that row of tractors! very nice photo and the fact that the green one is icing on the cake!

Sue said...

What a great tractor. My DIL would be shooting pregnant women and newlyweds in front of it. In a second!

=)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I love old farm equipment and the rusty red tractors are my very favorite!

Great post!

We don't have as much rust out here as in other places because it's so dry...

Lola said...

Great Alphabe-Thursday post! Have a great weekend and see you again soon,
Lola:)

myorii said...

What an interesting post! I never knew that farmers used these rusty tractors for lawn ornaments. They do look really beautiful against the white snow :)

Honora said...

Oh dear - I'm thinking that this farmer's wife told him to get a hobby, so that he'd have a way to relax on Sundays....so he told her he thought he start a collection......

Jenny said...

I love rust.

I love metal.

I love old, rusty metal.

If I could find a tractor like that I'd put it in my garden and let morning glories twine their way all over it!

Really fun stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "R".

Thank you for linking.

A+

H said...

I love tractors, so my camera would have been straight out!

Rose said...

I like this a lot!

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