Wednesday, April 4, 2012

T/Alphabe-Thursday

Behind the wheel of an old  TRACTOR

All of these are still in service. Yep, these are all lawn ornaments on country properties where  there's tons of space for such fabulous memorabilia. 

 TRACTOR out in the cold

As you can see, my camera and I cannot resist taking photos of them.

Steam TRACTOR

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

58 comments:

Ann said...

I see that you and I both like old machines. I too have an old red tractor.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice find! I love old machinery such as your tractors.

Jill said...

Fantastic shots! Love old tractors.

VP said...

I like old machines and these tractors are wonderful!

Betty Roan said...

I love all your old tractors. Amazing how things have changed. Funny, but I have a post for Rural Thursday and it's tractors, too. Mine are inside the local mall. I wish they had been outside.

Honest Abe said...

The steam engine looks like it has been stripped until not much left. I watch them on the farms around here when I was growing up.

Cezar and Léia said...

Great b&w composition, I like it a lot! ;)
Tractors remind our farm in Brazil! ;)
hugs
Léia

Kathy said...

I love these old vintage tractors and am always on the lookout for them in my area. I like your Thursday for T submission idea!

Jack said...

Nice images, EG. The old tractors make great lawn decor out in the country. They wouldn't fit in my small West Hartford suburban lawn.

Sandra said...

that steam tractor is amazing, love it. and i really like the first photo and the detail in it.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Wonderful, especially the steam one!

Dianne said...

your composition of the first shot is so perfect
I like tractors, they're great workers :)

see you there! said...

There is something about an old tractor. Love the B/W shot.

Darla

La Principessa Errante said...

Wow, those are amazing machines, and still in use besides. Thank goodness for people that care enough to restore rather than replace. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos.

Lowell said...

I am not familiar with steam tractors, but the tractor in the first shot looks familiar...as a little kid I would climb on an old tractor and pretend to drive it..at grandma's farm...that was in the early forties and the tractor was old then!

So I really enjoyed these photos!

cieldequimper said...

Wohoo, that first shot is for me! I would love to drive one (though this one probably won't go very far anymore, lol!)

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Kathe W. said...

love old farm machines turned into outdoor sculpture!
http://katheworsley.blogspot.com/2011/09/image-from-magpie-tales-abandoned-farm.html

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TexWisGirl said...

oh, wow!!!!! awesome!!!

Carver said...

The steam tractor is fantastic. What a fun thing to have.

Jarart said...

Great old stuff but that last one is awesome. I don't think I have ever seen a steam tractor before but my husband has.

Susan said...

What great photos of great old machines. They are awesome!

kaye said...

I love tractor pictures. the composition in the first one is very nice.

Amy Burzese said...

Love old tractors and vehicles! Thanks for sharing these!

Ellie said...

You got cool pictures of those old tractors.

Craver Vii said...

First time I've seen a steam tractor. You and your camera make a great team, did you know that?

NixBlog said...

Great post with some wonderful pictures. My fave is the first one!

Nancy Claeys said...

Oh, these are marvelous! Great images.

lisa said...

These are wonderful!
I especially love the perspective in the first one.

Stephanie said...

We have something in common, tractors and rust. Wonderful shots!

Viola said...

Oh, so sweet! (yes and I mean it, SWEET!) It's like I can smell my childhood.. somewhere..

and I think I haave to show these photos to my boyfriend, as he just would LOVE them!! =) (but he has fell asleep.. in his good chair in front of the telly- haha)

Powell River Books said...

You can still find bits and pieces of old vehicles and machines in the bush, but non are still working. That's why they got left behind. - Margy

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Oh neat! I love old tractors!

Island Rambles Blog said...

I also go crazy for old tractors and old machinery...love the patina and the rust! There is beauty in there and history also.

Judy said...

I love the one in the cold.

edenhills said...

I love the old tractors!

Gillian Olson said...

Great shots, love the prespective in the first one.

Dimple said...

I like all kinds of old machines. Your steam tractor is great!

Naperville Now said...

these are great -- i am a barn junky. since i've given up antique malls, i'm just going to have to stop along the highway and shoot from now on. thanks for stopping by. great shots.

Michelle said...

I love seeing these old tractors. Such history!

ellen b. said...

Those are great machines and wonderful photos of them!

Vicki/Jake said...

Love this post! Takes me back down memory lane:)

Gattina said...

I love these old signs of the past ! Must have been quiet hard to work with it !

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

great find!
i love this tractor and your photos!

wish you a great day from start to finish!

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos of today, my favorite is the first with this beautiful frame and play of light and shadows on the side of the tractor.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Great shots of these old beauties!

Erika said...

That last one looks like some of the garage-made/hand made motor bikes I have been seeing around town. Maybe their way of saving money on gas?

Erika

Karen S. said...

Oh you captured my heart with that first photo! I may be woman, but I have loved mowing lawns since I was a child....now we have 5 acres and I have learned to use a riding mower/tractor too...and it's even better, not for the trimming with my push mower...but the hum of the tractor and the scents around me...it's like sailing away for a brief trip with just myself and nature! My daughter thinks I should use my IPOD on these get-aways, I say NO WAY!

Sue said...

These are great. Love the color!

=)

Emille said...

Love the steam tractor! Realize now how long they have been using those! Have a great Easter weekend!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I adore old farm machinery...

Absolutely loved this one!

anitamombanita said...

tractors and other old farm equipment can be so fun to photograph..the older and crustier, the better. Nicely done!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» has two uncles in Texas who restore farm implements. He's sending them the link to this. They'll enjoy it!

Cheryl D. said...

Those are so cool!

Ames said...

I like to see old tractors.~Ames

H said...

Old tractors are so much more interesting than modern ones! They have character :)

Donna Heber said...

Seeing your old tractor pictures brings me back in time. Great post!

Jenny said...

Loved these terrific pictures of tractors!

I think they are so sculptural. If I had a big yard, I'd totally put one out front! Much to my AZ neighbors dismay, I suspect!

Thanks for a terrific link for the letter 'T'.

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