Thursday, August 2, 2012

Watering the Flowers



We seem to have a lot of vintage trucks on Connecticut farms.  On Monday you saw the side of an old truck on a farm in Simsbury, half an hour northwest of Hartford.  Today you see an old truck on a small farm's flower stand in Preston, an hour east of Hartford.  It is a different truck.  I guess I just like them.

23 comments:

VP said...

A quite green truck, I see...

Lowell said...

I like vintage trucks, too. I drove one for awhile when we first moved to Ocala. Everyone in Ocala has to have a truck, right. It was a Ford 150, 1994 vintage, I think. It was a money pit. I sold it. Now I'm truck free. In Ocala. I'm in a 12-step truck program, though.

This is a beautiful shot what with all those colors and that vintage truck.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Your shot makes it look like a very effective and beautiful planter!

Mo said...

Picture postcard perfect

Sharon said...

It fits in here perfectly.

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice Jack! Great truck.

Nita Davis said...

Vintage trucks are wonderful. Love that bird house on the roof. Have a great day.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

There is something about vintage trucks. We had a lunch in a vineyard in Sonoma where they drove us up to the picnic spot on the flat bed of a truck that the vintner's father bought new in 1949.

Sylvia K said...

I really like old, vintage trucks, too -- we have a lot in common!! Unfortunately, I don't have all the beautiful flowers and the birdhouse that this one does!! Lovely, colorful capture, Jack!

Birdman said...

This looks like the stationary variety. I like the ones that show their age but still 'do the business'. aka RUN!

Leslie D. said...

Great scene! Someone's got 1940s Studebaker parked down the street from me.Love those old trucks.

Karl Demetz said...

This is a fabulous "old style" photo, great!!!

Malyss said...

Strange to see how an old truck can match so well with flowers!

cieldequimper said...

Keep 'em coming, I can't get enough of old trucks though the ones I see never have so many flowers around.

VIJ that is. (Very Important Job).

EG CameraGirl said...

This is a super use for the old truck, methinks. This shot has a such a friendly feeling to it.

Valerie said...

Yes, a delightful combination Jack. The old vehicles lend a certain "charm" and nostalgia wherever we see them, but this one has sure found a pretty home!

Halcyon said...

I can see why you like them. This one looks especially nice with all those beautiful flowers!

Michelle said...

Such a charming scene. I love seeing old trucks like this.

Randy said...

I like his garden art.

Clueless in Boston said...

If it runs, why get rid of it? I like them too.

As for Maison Robert restaurant, I heard that the owner simply retired(?) and there was no one to take it over. [Don't quote me on that.] The new restaurant there now is Ruth's Chris Steak House, which is pretty good too, though it's no Maison Robert.

Stefan Jansson said...

You have to like this.

Lynette said...

Gosh, Jack, I love this photo! And it's easy to see why you like vintage trucks, especially in your neck of the woods.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What's not to like Jack, old trucks evoke memories of days gone by, I think that's what's so appealing about them.