Friday, January 30, 2009

Road Trip

Every once in awhile I just get a "bug a boo" that I want to go on a little road trip. One of those trips where your agenda is vague. You have at least one destination , several "I want to check this out" and I wonder where this might lead me ideas. A good traveling companion is also a must. It is important that whomever you travel with likes this kind of trip, meandering, frequent photo stops, trying new things.

I saw this car today on the way back from one of the islands. I had had an early morning workshop and was just tooling along thinking about whether to stop and get something to eat or just wait till I got home. On a lonely corner was this sweet old car. Of course I turned around to take some pictures.

The car is really just a shell of it's former days. As I walked around it the thing that kept coming to mind was that somebody once really loved this car. It took a family to church, to work, ran errands and on Sunday's after church and supper, probably took it's family on a little road trip. One of those road trips that I like. The meandering kind....I'm off.


Mar said...

i used to take road trips like this all the time
i think it is one of the 'things' for some reason i left in that you bring it to the forfront i think i might need to revisit this activity this summer...what a great reminder!

now that the picture has come son is beginning a restoration of a car like this!

Robin said...

What a forelorn looking car! Thanks for stirring the imagination with it!

cindy said...

I really enjoy your blog and your art as well as your photos.
It's always fun to check in and see what's new.
I love the car image you posted. What photo imaging program do you use?
Thanks for art. It's inspirational!

Kathleen Sigg said...

I just have to say that I love your blog and especially the name, what was the inspiration for it? I found the link on the Art Techniques yahoo group. Photography has my heart and I'm trying to present it in a more artistic way.