Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Henry Would Be Annoyed...

...because this particular Model-T is definitely not any color as long as it is black! No way. It's as R.E.D. as those doors over at Oddball Observations. And it lives in the area. It was coming up the road as I went out for a late afternoon walk. A good walk, by the way. My SQ (Serendipity Quotient) was way high.

This red Model-T is just one of the old vehicles (in running or rusted condition) that neighbor Bernie has collected. Unfortunately, there's not enough room at his house down the street for them or his restoration work; they'll all be gone one of these days.

In the meantime, I can play at driving a red car. With classy whitewall tires. Incidentally, I got an explanation of why the wheels are so unlike the wood spoke originals -- it has to do with road worthiness and competing with the modern auto on modern highways. Lower center of gravity equals greater safety; modern tires hug the pavement much better.

Another item collected by Bernie -- an old radio with working tubes that he bought at the monthly antique auction over on 6th Street. Complete to a tuning eye. Remember those?

Decor....

...and an old gasoline pump. (There's another of these over at the Goodwin Street Pharmacy, BTW.)

But I said that this was a Serendipitous Day, kalloo, kallay. Not only did I catch this robin with my telephoto lens but I happened upon a chainsaw garden gnome in process -- under wraps, unfortunately. But, to think that a chainsaw sculptor lives in my own neighborhood. Wow! Don't worry, I'll have pix one of these days.

Robins of Note: I just got a look at Helen's robins over at Albuquerque Daily Photo. I've got a lot of catching up to do to equal her pictures. Take a look.

8 comments:

Steve G said...

I love that car. Great catch of the Robin.

Lucy said...

I think it's an richer more delicious red EVEN than Mrs Catalyst's front door! Shiney!

Avus said...

What a beautiful car - Bernie sounds a character after my own heart.

catalyst said...

I sense a thread here. Red car. Robin red breast. Yes, definitely a thread.

catalyst said...

And, on second look, a red Harley on the wall. And a red can of Budweiser off to the side of that radio!

Granny J said...

Steve -- isn't that car just great? Bernie also has a fine purple sedan!

Lucy and Cat-A: I have even more R.E.D. goodness in store-- it's wildflower season!

Mr. Avus: Yes, you'd like Bernie -- he had a small metal working plant over in Calif. before moving over to these parts. He loves old stuff!

JuliaR said...

So you're a jabberwocky fan!

Granny J said...

's curious, Julia -- the phrase just popped into my head as I was writing & I tried and tried to remember its source! Who could not love Jabberwocky -- even if they sometimes forget it!

 
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