Theme 359 – Wheels

Wheels
Wheels

Not being very mechanically inclined, I marvel at the designs of antique machinery.  Seems like every little bolt and thing-of-a-bob has a very specific and important purpose and the whole thing would collapse if any one of them was removed.  I took this photo of a steam engine’s wheels while strolling through the train museum a few weeks ago.  The trains weren’t running and it gave me time to enjoy looking over their designs.

Theme 295 – Something Missing

Tic ets
Tic ets

Hello again everyone!  Sorry that I have fallen behind, not posting or visiting other 365 sites. I’ve been catching up on work (a consequence of going on vacation) and PAINTING!!  And while I enjoy pushing a brush up and down the wall just as much as anyone, it is extremely time consuming. 

So, before another day gets completely away from me – my next submission.  I was visiting and photographing the sights around an antique train museum recently.  These folks have space on the grounds of a state park and do things like restore old steam engines and provide tours of and rides on their trains.  I took a few photographs of the station house, but it wasn’t until I got home and started processing the photos that I realized something was missing.

Theme 18 – Baby It’s Cold Outside

Cold Outside
Cold Outside

The skies cleared and temperatures fell the day after our Nor’easter passed through.  I was walking to a meeting Tuesday morning and couldn’t help noticing icicles hanging from every surface, including the train crossing signal lights. It was about 8 degrees (F) when I snapped this photo.

Theme 334 – Toys

Aaron's Trains
Aaron's Trains

My grandson loves to play with trains, especially those from the Thomas the Tank Engine series.  He’ll play for hours and hours, pushing them around the livingroom, quietly talking the storyline out to himself, complete with the occasional “TOOT TOOT!!”.  As he plays, he’ll begin to line the trains up in long rows.  He’s done this since he was old enough to play with trains.  These photos were taken after last night’s visit, and the trains are exactly as he left them.

Aaron's Trains
Aaron's Trains