Sunday, February 20, 2011
Monday's Odd Shots
So you are asking yourself "What is odd about that? It is a [for lack of a more precise knowledge of the exact type of piece of equipment it is, I will say 'blue tractor']. Rather ordinary in the grand scheme of things."
Sometimes the oddness of the shot is in the story behind it. This 'blue tractor' is currently sitting behind our church hall, and has been used over the last week or so in the work of extending the parking lot. I stopped the other day to say "hi" and "how's the parking lot coming?" to my old friend Ernie, who has been a major part of the committee for getting the parking lot beyond the talk stage and into the do something phase.
Ernie has featured in Odd Shots before. It was he and his wife and brother who walked into a restaurant 150 miles from home and found me taking a picture of a ketchup bottle.
Well, Ernie and Fr. Jaime and I were talking, and Ernie proudly pointed to the shiny 'blue tractor' and said "That is my retirement toy. When I decided to retire, that's what I bought."
Does anyone else think that is odd?
My hubby got golf clubs (which he has never used.)
Maybe a shiny new 'blue tractor' is not so odd after all.
(BTW, I am doing much better, though I am not going to run any races for a while.) I'm not doing much better at the linkies, though. Since it scheduled to start in less than an hour, I will not tamper with it because I could make it worse. And I don't know how to remove the link to this post in the middle of this post without causing further problems.