Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Pastel Dump Truck

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This picture is of the same Chevy dump truck as yesterday's.

This truck has been stripped of her wheels, and the last owner has defaced her doors to obscure their name.

But the truck retains the signs of her usefulness. These handles have certainly been grasped by many hands over the years, by people who depended on this truck to work hard for them. Harder than they ever could.

Her final coat of paint has taken on a fabulous, beautiful patina, the showy gloss given way to soft, still rich colors and the glaze of rust streaking down her flanks.

Someday, I would expect that the smelter will bring the history of this particular truck to a useful end.

All images and words copyright 2009 Jeff Blackwell

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