Posted on December 26, 2012December 26, 2012 by Catherine ArcolioRetired Workers Rust may diminish their substance but their labor has shaped the land on which they rest. Like this:Like Loading...
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Wonderful old farm equipment. I suppose some of it would still work?
What a lovely photo.
How lovely! Recently, when I visited our old “lands” up north, I found two very similar pieces. They made me reflect back in time, just as your picture does.
Photo is beautiful and really love the words.
I enjoy my visits to your photos and words.
When I see old falling apart farm homesteads I wonder what it was like when those walls rang with laughter…
me too. Sometimes you can almost hear the echo…
I am saddened when I see old farmhouses, and old disused farm equipment…..so much history being consigned to the rust heap.
Thanks for highlighting their rugged beauty.
There were lots of these ‘retired workers’ on the West Coast, South Island, when we lived – some with trees growing up through them. I did take some photos, but didn’t have a digi back then
That’s a kewl pic! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
what memories to see such equipment lined up by a field….
Beautiful photograph and very meaningful words to go with it.
Fitting title and text. Beautifully done! It is a real tribute and appreciation to the times, equipment, and people who have come before us.
Reminds me of my neck of the woods!
This is a wonderful shot. Retired? Yes, but also at rest, which isn’t entirely a bad thing. I feel a sense of dignity in the shot and I appreciate that.
Thank you for visiting my site!
Top! As ever, made me smile 🙂
Reminds me of the collection of old farm equipment i have on my homestead in eastern Washington. I don’t know if they’d still work they might and just seeing them fills me with awe at the work people put into the land to make it fruitful and able to provide for them. What a legacy! Beautiful and evocative shot.
Indeed, they fill me with awe too.
I’ve always liked rural scenes and rustic equipment that have been such a big part of the pioneer spirit of those that worked the land.
Agreed, the sight of old farm equipment is simple and yet says so much about the work and labor they have completed, for the land we walk upon.
This is a great site to start my new year with a smile – it reminds me of the quiet wonders of the world: much of your text is sublime. This particular image has a resonance with my own work which you may enjoy?
Please let me know what you think.
I enjoy your work very much and was so happy to have stumbled upon you while browsing through wordpress. Looking forward to seeing what you do in the new year.