Friday, October 29, 2021

The Boneyard

One would be forgiven for thinking that a trip to the boneyard at this time of year, might have some connection with Halloween, but it doesn't. No! The Boneyard is a farm where they collect auto wrecks and put them out to pasture, so to speak. The farm only opens to visitors for two weeks a year, one in spring and one in fall.

I saw that my Flickr contacts paid a visit on the weekend, so I asked them about it. When they pointed me to FB, I found that I had already liked that Boneyard page. But I don't think they post much, and even if and when they do, you never know when it will pop up on your feed, and it hadn't popped up on mine. What I'm trying to say is that I had forgotten all about the place, just like I forget about . . . well, I forget what I forget about.

Anyway, we (as in Bob and I) had only a few days to get ourselves down there. I say down because it is southeast of us near the St Lawrence River, and therefore, also near the US border. It's about an hour and a quarter drive away, but the day was sunny; the rural roads were clear and also paved; and, there was some colour left on some trees. What I am trying to say id that it was quite a pleasant drive.

There must have been 100s of cars and trucks. I hobbled around with my cane in one hand and the camera and tripod in the other for an hour and a half or more until I was nigh onto exhaustipated, and even then, I hadn't seen it all. When we left, Bob asked if I had found the police car. "Uh, no." Sheesh!

Let me reaffirm that this old fella was sure darn tired after that long hobble, but it was worth it. I must have taken more than 50 photos although some were multiple attempts of the same vehicle. I gave up on multiple  pics or even extremely careful pics by the end of my ramblings, choosing more to ready, aim, fire. I guess I am overstating it because I kept my focus (I honestly didn't intend that pun) until very close to the end when I was really whacked.

So, that is your warning that there could be plenty of old wreck photos in the days ahead, which will give me something to post as the landscape gets bleaker and bleaker and the good photo ops become fewer and fewer, but I will try to keep each post to a minimum.

Today, I will show you only two photos. I am beginning with trucks because I want to have some for the Happy Truck Thursday Flickr group next week.

There was no rhyme or reason to where vehicles were planted, trucks were cheek by jowl  with cars and really old cars with less old cars.

I really like this. Is it a Model T, perchance? The photo is a bit dark,
but I will brighten a little in future renditions.

This is just a fun photo: Fired Up & still cooking. But that was then, and this is now when it is most certainly no longer cooking.




16 comments:

Barbara R. said...

OK, I guess looking at wrecked cars and trucks is an enjoyable pursuit. I'm glad these first ones didn't show any "accident" that killed them. I get a bit squeamish when I see blood on old car seats...thinking someone was hurt there. But the forms themselves are interesting.

Patio Postcards said...

Cool - what a fun adventure.

A Cuban In London said...

I'm into visiting cemetery parks. So, we're somewhat on the same page here. :-)

Greetings from London.

Marie Smith said...

That was an fascinating excursion! I look forward to the photos, AC.

Margaret said...

The photo opportunities with all those cars would be endless. Lots of angles and backgrounds. Glad you got so many pics in spite of your eventual exhaustion!

gigi-hawaii said...

What derelicts! Nice colors, though!

Mage said...

What fun. George says he can't figure out the brand of the truck. Sorry. We have a truck museum here in our backcountry, and both G and I have the same response. Photographic madness. I shall have to look up the photos from our last trip there.

Bindu said...

They placed the old vehicles on a farm! Interesting! Love your photos!

William Kendall said...

Fading into proverbial oblivion.

Red said...

Well, your truck isn't a model T but I don't know what it is. My dad had a model T when I was a very little kid in the early 1940's. I look forward to these photos.

Rita said...

Nice! :)

Joanne Noragon said...

We're in for some good looking days!

Jenn Jilks said...

That was an adventure, I bet. "exhaustipated" I hear you!
My foot brace is my friend these days.

Vicki Lane said...

I love these pictures!

Kay said...

Gosh! That's rather fun to see.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Not sure what car that oldie is, but what a shame to have it simply rusting away in a field. Still, it was a wonderful photo opp and I'm sure we will see future reiterations. I checked the link the The Boneyard website, which reads that it's "under construction" and since I am not a FB user will have to await its completion. I was curious as to how near the U.S. border this location is...perhaps a future road trip for us.