Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A/Alphabe-Thursday

 Abandoned tractor

A is for ABANDONED.

For sure, North AMERICANS live in a throw-AWAY society. As an example. it's not hard to spot old machinery left to rust beside farmers' fields. I suspect this old tractor has been retired for quite a while. Hmmm. I wonder what my neighbours would think if I moved this to my front lawn.

 Abandoned house

Abandoned homes are rare in these parts, though. Land is very expensive, so usually such an eyesore is quickly torn down and replaced with a zillion-room mansion.  Toronto is moving north, east and west so it won't be long.

Abandoned barn

A farmer still works the land, but I'm guessing he rents the field and has his own barn.

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

27 comments:

Sandra said...

I would love to have that tractor on my lawn so it would not bother me if you put it on yours. i love the photo of it. and i like that house hiding in the trees. land is at a premium here in Florida to.

see you there! said...

Starting over with the alphabet? I am fond of pictures of abandoned buildings and farm equipment. Enjoyed these.

Darla

Lois Evensen said...

What a neat tractor. Love those treads!

Kathy said...

It seems to be just the opposite here. Lots of old abandoned homes - I suppose people have left them for greener pastures. But few abandoned tractors. Everybody here seems to love and want these things.

Paul in Powell River said...

Nice series! Love the tractor.

TexWisGirl said...

sadly, such sights are everywhere here, too.

aka Penelope said...

We have many abandoned old homes and farming equipment in my side of the country. Funny how these weathered old things still manage to look beautiful … at least from my perspective.

Janie said...

Interesting photos of abandonment. We see a lot of old cabins, etc, in our part of the world. They usually fall down on their own before anyone bothers to remove them.

cieldequimper said...

Oh I dunno, I'll take the lot. Then I'll win the lottery...

Judy said...

My grandmother would say that barn is coming from together. I wonder if that was her idiom, or if it just made us giggle?

George said...

You're definitely right about our throw-away society. But you've gotten some wonderful photos as a result.

LONDONLULU said...

Actually, love the way these turned out (even if they're eyesores otherwise) -- you've a terrific eye!

Randy said...

Oh what a little TLC could do.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Add a plow and you might have the ideal tool for clearing winters snow.

Not suggesting winter is around the corner just yet.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I don't like seeing these things for real, but they making interesting pictures that I love seeing. I like photographing them too.

Terri Buster said...

There are loads of abandoned items around my area- from cars to tractors to bathtubs- you never know what you will see hidden in the brush, or right out in someone's front yard.

Kris said...

Things do seem less and less designed to last these days. In a world of finite resources, this is a troubling trend.

Jim said...

Hello, Miss E.G. ~~ It's been a while but now that I'm started on the Alaphabet here you might be seeing me ever week now for a bit.

I love your old tractor. I think it is probably a 50's or 60's year model. The house? It might be older than the one I was born in! :)

My old vehicle is older than yours, it's a 1915 to 1927 model. See it here: Jim's Alphabe-Thursday
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Judie said...

I have a collection of abandoned buildings myself, but your photos are sooooo much better than mine!!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Visiting from Miss Jenny's. Love your post of A.You'll get a lot of "traction" from those great photos♫♪

anitamombanita said...

N. Americans aren't the only ones. When we see it in other places, though, we think it's more quaint. I like old crusty stuff...makes for great photos!

H said...

As long as you positioned it deliberately, so that it was obviously a feature, rather than 'dumped', I bet that tractor on your front lawn would attract quite a number of viewers. You might want to close your front curtains!

Stephanie said...

I love the rickety old green house.

KDL said...

Love the photos. Amazing what people will leave behind.

Jenny said...

I am always enchanted by abandoned buildings and I've conducted quite a few treasure hunts at them over the years.

It's surprising to see what people leave behind.

Sad to think that they see no value in their possessions!

I think you should drag the tractor home! It would be cool with morning glories growing up it!

Thanks for a fun start to the alphabet!

A+

Rose said...

These sure appeal to my heartstrings...feel sooooo sad looking at the house.

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