Thursday, July 14, 2011
Thursday Challenge: Vehicles (more fun than you think!)
I don't usually take photos of vehicles but just lately I've accumulated quite a stash, starting with half a post's worth from our Colorado vacation last month and ending with some I took over the 4th of July weekend. As I was pondering the best way to share these latest photos, this week's Thursday Challenge rode to the rescue with the theme (what else?):
Every 4th of July or thereabouts, Sheridan's Karz Club (classic and vintage car owners) hold their annual "Rod Run" car show. BW and I often go check out the entries, which come from as far away as Wisconsin and California to participate. This year we had other things demanding our attention and so arrived in Sheridan 90 minutes after the car show had ended and disbanded. Bummer! So we took the dogs to the park, a popular spot for cruising, hoping that some of the cars might drive by as a "consolation prize" while we sat in the shade of the trees. Sure enough, along came this beauty, driving slowly enough for me to snap a couple of photos (click any photo to see a larger version)...
Now that's what I call "Candy Apple Red!"
1940 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible
Turns out we got lucky, since the car that cruised through the park while we were lolling about with the dogs had won "Best in Show" at the Rod Run! Which is how I knew what kind of car it was. (Hey, BW's the motorhead, not me!) :-)
When we left the park and headed back to our car, we were treated to another consolation prize... sort of an impromptu, juvenile division "rod run"...
I love his serious, focused concentration & her stylin' pacifier!
This is a brother and sister who live in nearby house (right between two wonderful parks, not a bad deal!) It didn't take long for them to notice me taking photos, which seemed to delight them...
Of course I couldn't resist shooting some video as they drove back and forth in front of us. I love Bro's reaction when he has a little transmission trouble near the end of the video! LOL!
By the way, after I'd put away my camera Bro and Sis swapped vehicles, Sis operating the tractor while Bro rode in the pink Jeep. Wyoming's nickname may be "The Equality State," but I'm pretty sure Bro waited till he'd seen me put my camera away before agreeing to that trade! ;-)
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"