Friday, April 16, 2010

FMS inspired Friday Fotos

Sometimes I show you stuff because I think it's a neat photo, interesting subject, a potential quilt or somehow visually pleasing

and sometimes it's because I feel like posting but I really don't have the energy or inspiration needed to craft a halfway decent post

in this case it's kinda both


I've been totally overdoing the 'hooray-the-fire-restrictions-have-been-lifted' raking, piling and bonfiring, and I'm completely and utterly cactus
really, really bone-tired exhausted of the 'need to lie down because I'm too tired to sit up' variety

but also I think this old rolling stock that's been abandoned beside the line near the Castlemaine Station is kinda interesting. I been driving by it pretty much daily for 5 years so this week I pulled over and went for a walk along the line:

plus there is probably some unwritten law about how many Forest Canopy Shawls I'm allowed show you in any given month

11 comments:

Marcie said...

Looks like the set of a nostalgic movie - very Art House! You'd never guess thay were taken in the middle of town.
(but wouldn't you think the railways could clean up that long grass?)

Cathy said...

Cool pictures of a time gone by! My daughter had taken pictures of silo's in our area a few years ago, and they are about gone now. In only 4 years or so something can disappear! Good pictures...thanks!

Donna Lee said...

When we bought our house, the realtor was making light of there being railroad tracks close to the house. We were thrilled as we both like trains. When my girls were small, they would play in the yard and wave to the conductors.

Now, at 3 in the morning as they come to the crossing and blow the horn, I am a little less than fond of them.

ozjane said...

Love trains.....used to ride steam trains home from Melbourne as a spring chicken and then chased trains with male mates and cameras...before my camera time.
But loved the steam train rides we did.
I still love the sound of one that goes through here about once a week.
Love the colors in the photos..

Rell said...

So historic.

Lindi said...

Lovely pics. :) Very artistic. That would be a drawing/sketching heaven! I love old places like that - their history, the stories they could tell....

catsmum said...

the only problem [ for sketching ] is that they are right beside the line that is in constant use - I got as close as I judged was totally safe and then took the pics on zoom - and only then because the train had just gone through. Call me chicken if you want but I am very cautious around large things that move at speed.

Lynne said...

Kinda sad really! To think someone was once so proud of those brand new cars.

Alwen said...

I love trains, and so the rolling stock rusting makes me sad, same as Gary, Indiana's beautiful old abandoned station (all marble and columns falling in with trees sprouting up!) along the line to Chicago.

but your last line! Would've made me spit my drink with laughter!

Sheepish Annie said...

Works for me. I think those are fabulous photos! I went with shots of some sauce I canned this morning. Your pictures are better...

Sarah Von said...

Gorgeous photos!

I just wanted to pop over and say thank you for entering the giveaway for my Karma Cards over on the Much Love blog. We've got a few sets left for sale if you're still keen! (cough, shameless self-promotion, cough) ;D