Sunday, October 2, 2011

Photo of the Week - October 3, 2011


Another shot from our "Photo Safari" through the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado a few weeks back. This was taken on the Harold Anderson farm in Jaroso. I met Harold and his wife Kathy over a year ago on a similar drive through the area. They are a couple of the nicest people you will ever meet. This time into town I was with friends, Geraint, Pam and my wife Christie. Since we were traveling with females - bathroom stops were a little more frequent - Pam is good in nature, but Chris is another story. While stopping in to see Kathy and let her know that we were in town to shoot the barn and silo area, Chris asked to use the restroom. Kathy is the Post Mistress for USPS in Jaroso, and can't let people use the post office facility, but did tell us that some friends of hers, right down the dirt road had a "Very Nice" outhouse they let people use. You need to know that Chris is not an "outhouse" girl, so needless to say, she was a little hesitant, but need overcame both approaching strangers and using an outside toilet. So, we bravely headed down the road toward our uncertain fate. Once there, we met more wonderful people of Jaroso, artist/sculpter Lynn Kircher and his daughter. Luckily, Chris was able use the "Inside" toilet, and in doing so was able to see Lynn's studio, which turned out to be the studio of her dreams (she's an oil painter)........half hour later after lots of very enjoyable and informative conversation with Lynn, we were able to head over and focus on photography. This truck is from the Anderson's grave yard of old vehicles, tractors and farm implements.

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2 comments:

SooZeQue said...

Oh be still my heart! Junkers... my passion and other rusty things. Beautiful picture.

photomark said...

Great capture. I found the same model truck in Grandfalls Texas on the way to Marfa last year. I love these rusty beauties so much I dedicated a section on my website titled The Truck. Enjoying your blog.