You may look at today’s shot and say… “man, Wyatt sure is lazy, this is the same truck from a few days ago” You are right, it is the same truck. I may reply that you, however, are not very observant. The truck (which is only a cab of a truck) is now 40 miles from the last picture.
The truck has even been through a car wash. Not joking. As you can also see, it picked up friend who is also a relic, an old banana seat bicycle. The bike still works, Bill Horn even took it for a test drive.
My grandfathers 1947 International KB pickup truck that was left in a field to rot now has gainful employment, albeit temporary. This new job posting only lasts until the fall, then it will be returned home to that lonely field.
Nikon D7000 | 1/30 | ISO 1000 | 50mm | f/2.8 | flash – not used
I know that in the last post I was promising daily posts. That still remains my goal, however, I have had many small challenges this week which added up to late nights and lost sleep. Here is my recap for the last 4 days.
We had a great evening lined up to play games with some friends. As we were chatting our friend Teryl commented about an odd dual-layer of teeth on their dog. Since Jeanine is an RVT (like an RN for the Veterinarian world) she wanted to see them.
It is normal for a single tooth or 2 to have the baby and adult teeth showing at the same time, but having 6 all lined up was a bit strange looking. So, here world… check out some strange doggy dental goodness.
Nikon D7000 | 1/30 | ISO 1250 | 50mm | f/2.8 | flash – not used
Admission of guilt. This day came and went very, very quickly. This image was the single image shot. While cute, I would not have normally selected it for picture of the day. My son, and his Aunt Joanne were sitting at the kitchen computer listening to country music (no comments please) and David was just jamming on the guitar.
Nikon D7000 | 1/30 | ISO 900 | 18mm | f/30 | flash – not used
This is my grandfathers 1947 International KB Series truck. Not much remains, but this shell of a truck cab still sits east of the farm house I grew up visiting as a child. My grandpa Johnston purchased this truck in the mid-1950′s. It’s life was spent as a utility farm truck. It was large enough to carry one cow on the flat bed. It had wooden sides that would allow it to do such. International made many versions of this truck, my uncle could not remember the exact model. Complete, it would look very much like this one that has been restored.
My uncle recalls that the front clip and engine were desirable and sold to a salvage yard. the frame and rear sections were converted by another uncle into a trailer, which still is on our family’s farm. The remaining sections of the cab are just missing.
Nikon D7000 | 1/160 | ISO 200 | 55mm | f/6.3 | flash – not used
A different type of relic’d american history. This Santa Fe Coach Passenger car sits at the Atchison, Kansas rail museum. They have many kinds of different rail cars. It appears that this used to be a fully functioning rail museum, however, they are all now in poor shape and everything is padlocked. Some information was founded here, but, it has not been updated since 2007.
They have about 20 different rail cars. There appears to have been a once operational mini-train. The landscaping is rundown. It is very apparent that no one loves on this space any longer. I love trains, always have. Jeanine and I even rode in a sleeping car on an Amtrak train to our honeymoon.
Nikon D7000 | 1/250 | ISO 140 | 22mm | f/8 | flash – not used