Thursday, September 10, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot-Out ~ Aged and Weathered

This week's theme was chosen by Pauline at The Paddock.  We are shooting things that are aged and weathered.  I didn't get out this week so I was going to rely mostly on my archives, however, some of the other participants shoot-outs inspired me to pick up my camera and walk around the perimeter of my own yard.  The first thing I noticed was how weathered our post is.  It needs a paint job, awfully bad.

Next up is Sasha's stuffed animal that she used to love to play with.
She buries all of her toys under a bush and hides them really well, however,
this little critter was out in the open on the patio. 
It definitely looks like it's a bit aged and weatherd.
Just around the corner to the side of the house we come to the door that leads to the garage.
As you can tell, we are terrible at keeping the house looking spiffy and new.
Then there is a pile of rusted steel that's been outside for a couple of years now.
I think the hubby bought it as part of his truck project.
As I mentioned above, the steel was used in a truck project.
The hubby was building a flatbed for his aged and weathered toyota truck.
Below is the front of the truck. 
Beleive it or not, he still drives it to work every now and then. 
Truth be told,  I will not be seen in it.
Thank goodness it's just a project truck and not his main vehicle.
Next up is a blurry photo of the truck.
And now, from my archives here a few of my favorite photos.
First up is an old barn that looks like it's just about has his last day.
The above photo was taken somewhere in Wyoming in 2006.
The next few photos were found on a deserted street or town in Wyoming.
YOU MUST CLICK ON PHOTOS TO SEE DETAILED IMAGES
ESPECIALLY IN THE PHOTO BELOW.
THERE IS A REALLY COOL OLD TRUCK
REMEMBER TO CLICK ON PHOTOS
Next up is Oregon. 
My brother-in-laws barn pictured below
Next door to his ranch is a miniature pony ranch.  I'm just throwing this last photo in because I think the ponies are really cute.  No relation to this subject.
Go to My Town Shoot-Out to see what others are shooting this week.

20 comments:

  1. You'll have to remember that there are no rules and if you want to throw in a pony or two, so be it! I have love all the aged and weathered! You had some really good ones. Love old barns, they seem to be my favorites these days.

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  2. Such great shots! The one with the collapsing roof is a very interesting shot and the stuffed animal...perfect for the theme!

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  3. Love the old barn! Old barns are what immediately came to mind to me but we don't seem to have many of those in AZ. As usual, great pics!

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  4. Fabulous aged Wyoming photos, but what I like best is how one can just go out for a tour around the house and find plenty of things right there waiting to be noticed.

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  5. Great pictures - I have more than a few beating up dog toys strewn around my house that look like the one that you pictured :)

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  6. the barn and the old building, sheds are great. I love the dogs play toy......too funny! have a fabulous weekend!!

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  7. Swayback barns are great! Terrific shots.

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  8. Very nice photos!! I love the old barn and the stuffed toy :) Growing up I had a cat who was fat and flattened a toy mouse by sitting on it all the time. Then she dragged it out in the rain!! That photo reminded me of that!!

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  9. Sasha's beaten up toy cracked me up. It sure is in a sorry state. Love the Wyoming shots. My list of places I must visit when I win Lotto is growing so long, I'd better win soon or I won't have enough time left.

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  10. Loved the old stuffed toy ...
    but what I liked best was the deserted streets in Wyoming ...straight out of an american cowboy movie!

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  11. Oooh wow great shootout!! I just love the droopy barn!!! Wonderful!!
    Sarah

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  12. That leaning barn is amazing--hard to believe it's still standing!

    Great shots!

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  13. The first barn is a great shot.
    The old truck makes me think about the movie Cars!

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  14. that barn out in the golden grass is very nice, I can feel it resisting the wind, staying up with strength of will alone. lessons to learn.

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  15. I like how you interpreted aged and weathered.. particularly the Wyoming photos. That barn is practically a sculpture. Nicely done. :)

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  16. oooooh! These are fabulous! I love them!

    Girl, I was thinking about your D90 and wishing desperately for it! I worked a wedding (as a favor) and the low light was killing me! I needed the D90's capabilities.
    :)

    How is it coming with that sweet camera? Actually, from the looks of these photos, must be going really well!
    :)

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  17. I love the shots, all of them! Oh how I want to travel to Wyoming, one of three states I have not been to yet in my life...

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  18. These were all so good--I love the look of abandoned and/or weathered buildings and objects. There is a beauty and a melancholy feeling to things like that for me.
    Also--how clever and creative of you to include your dog's "weathered" toy. :-)

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