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Being a third generation Florida native, I'm completely enamored with the diverse beauty of this gorgeous peninsula. For most of the year the weather is divine which makes exploring its unlimited nooks and crannies fun and easy.

Wherever I go I appreciate nature and the world around me. Come along with me as I share the places I visit and perhaps a few other amusements I find interesting along the way.

(FYI: Every post prior to January 1, 2009 was previously published and imported from my garden blog)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

GGW Photo Contest: End Of The Line

Usually I enter this contest from my Hoe and Shovel garden blog. In Florida we don't have too many opportunities for "end of the season" garden photos as our seasons tend to blur one into the other without too much distinction. And since this is an out-of-the-garden photo I'm breaking with the norm and posting it from my 'Florida blog'.

It's quite a normal thing for me to ask Mr. Meems to pull over off the highways and back roads we drive so I can snap photos of all sorts of things while jaunting here and there around Florida .
Such was the case when these old trucks were spotted in a roadside field up in North Florida this weekend.

The worn out and aged line of trucks is my entry for Gardening Gone Wild's November photo contest where the theme is "end of the line".

There isn't much chance these old American antiques will ever run again. Someone strategically parked them in a line and clearly they have reached the "end of the line".

Be sure to click over to GGW and check out all the wonderful entry photos for this theme.
Meems

8 comments:

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

That is such a cool photo! I love the old trucks all lined up waiting for what?

gardeningAngel said...

Hi Meems,

Great entry! I love the look of all these poor trucks waiting to rust into oblivion. There are so many entries this time. Good luck with yours! I posted mine for the first time ever.

Kathy

Meems said...

MMD,
Those trucks are not going anywhere. They are thoroughly used up and appear to have been sitting just like they are for a very long time. No doubt someone had some 'big ideas' about restoring them... and possibly never got around to it?

Kathy,
Thanks for stopping by. You are right... so many (good) entries. It's fun just to give it a go though... no matter how it turns out.

Anonymous said...

I FOUND YOU THROUGH DR. SWILL BLOG. MY HOW BEAUTIFUL. I TOO LOVE THE OUTDOORS. I WISH I LIVED CLOSER TO THE GULF. THERE'S NOTHING NICER THAN A DAY AT THE BEACH. I LIVE JUST OUT OF TAMPA.

TG TAMPAGRANNY

marmee said...

great entry meems...i love it.

gigi said...

i almost missed this post, but i'm glad i didn't - this photo is awesome! if this one doesn't win, i would be surprised. it is so interesting how one can 'see' beyond just the obvious (a line of rusting old cars & trucks) to the story in the pic - the past beauty and usefulness of these vehicles and the families they may have served before they came to the "end of the line". (it could be i am starting to identify with my own time line too) anyway, you have captured it perfectly in this pic and i can't wait to hear about the contest results. let us know!

Melody said...

I love it! Truly the end of the line for those old jalopies.

SophieMae said...

Oh my gosh! In your travels that day, you had to have been, at some point, less than 5 miles from my house! I have, obviously, not been keeping up with things for a while. Now that I'm up to speed, so to speak, maybe I can catch up and get with the program.

Those trucks, I've been told, were put there one at a time as the owner wore them out. I often see someone pulled over to shoot them.

Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^