Thursday, December 9, 2010

cast aside

mater's long lost cousin

My parents, in town visiting, got a taste this past weekend of what a roadtrip is like when either I or my hubby are at the wheel.  We were driving up to Sonoma for a leisurely lunch and a wander around town when in our peripheral vision what should appear but a photographic opportunity too good to pass up.  Hubby was driving but when I turned to him slightly wild-eyed, he nodded, and 30 seconds and an only slightly whiplash-inducing turn off the road later brought us to this field, complete with rusty ol' truck just waiting for our cameras.  Off to the side was an equally aged, peeling and camera-worthy boat named Edith.  She received our photographic attention as well.

There is a story behind this truck.  We don't know what that story is specifically, but I picture a gnarly old fisherman or perhaps a farmer driving his produce to town in his trusty old friend.  Maybe he stopped in at the diner for a coffee and some pie with a few of his equally gnarly cohorts.  The story ends, after many years of loyal service to perhaps multiple owners, with the engine being stripped for parts and being abandoned to memories of grander days on the roads.  At least the boat is there to keep it company.

Aviary's leaves diptych has the same melancholy feel for me - their job is done for the year, except to look pretty on a mantle or window sill until it's time to be swept away for the winter.

cheers,
mosey of mosey along

Lonely Leaves Remain
lonely leaves remain by aviary [images]

16 comments:

justine said...

wonderful shots

And Miles To Go... said...

Finding treasure like that truck in unexpected places is definitely like finding a hidden treasure!

Thanks so much for choosing my diptyph to pair with yours. It's really an honor.

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Wonderful story

urban muser said...

i love what you ended up her with here! the images and your stories are just great.

lucy said...

looks like you've been shooting old relics lately, too. love the stories that are conjured up when you discover things like this. nice work.

Becky Sue said...

Beautiful triptych and diptych, love the mood in both.

Anika said...

the light on those leaves is so beautiful. The first images are very nostalgic...pretty post!

Tammy Lee said...

I have the theme song of Cars stuck in my head now. I can see this old guy animated in a Disney film. :)

Gorgeous pictures, Bridget!

Marty said...

What well matched photos! Both are so lovely.

Oliag said...

I love the "end of the line" feel of both of these sets of photos...well matched.

Jamie said...

Incredible photos and what stories they tell

Suki said...

beautiful pictures and stories! Love this!

Andree said...

I love both of these sets of images - then again I have a "thing" for old and tossed aside (hopefully I won't be amongst too soon!).

No but really, old and abandoned - whatever it is, leads my wanna-be writer to wander - instead I try to take a photo of the same - yet the "language" is not the same (words vs image vs sound etc).

Thanks for sharing such a nice post.

Cate said...

LOVE all of these images! And really love the use of the gorgeous textures as well/

Kirstin Mckee said...

Oh wow! What gorgeous pictures. And I love your story of the truck. Those leaves are as if painted with such warm tones.

blue elephant photography said...

love the post! and gorgeous photos =) that truck looks so cool!

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