Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Monday Photo Shoot

John Scalzi gave us this assignment: 

"Your Monday Photo Shoot: Picture something in orange. As a challenge, don't take pictures of actual oranges (the fruit), and picturing actual pumpkins seems a little too easy too. Other than that, go for it."

Around here, when I think of orange, I think of Allis Chalmers tractors.  Even though we sold our last Allis a couple of weeks ago, it's my personal favorite brand of tractor because many of my uncles farmed with Allis Chalmers' when I was growing up.


In this picture you see a tractor that was given to us by my Uncle Leo and restored by Cliff.  It's still in the family; that's Uncle Leo's grandson, Brian, who bought it.

And here's the D-17, series IV Allis that was our workhorse for many years:


Is that enough orange for you, John?

13 comments:

mutualaide said...

Never enough orange in the world.  Those tractors are good looking -- as tractors go.

geocachelinda66 said...

That type of tractor is popular in the tractor pulls up here.  Linda

lanurseprn said...

I KNEW you'd pick out something different to photograph! Good job!
Pam

madcobug said...

Good choices Donna, You did good. Helen

lsfp1960 said...

Great picture.  Growing up on a farm..I love tractors, especially old restored ones.
Linda in Washington state  

kaydeejay5449 said...

Awesome!  Tractors are a great source of orange.
Kathy

magran42 said...

I've always loved an Allis.... We had one once and C.Y. sold it way too cheap.

nana0014 said...

I love tractors, but around here we mostly see John Deere. I have seen the Chalmers though. A friend of ours has 100 acres in the country and I try to get my grandson out there as much as possible. Thanks for sharing your orange.
Take care, Chrissie

loisontheweb said...

  Maybe I'll get around to doing this ORANGE thing ... D17 ... drove one for many years ... teased my husband that I loved him for his tractor ... think I put more hours on it than he did ... mostly baling hay.  I drove an orange Schneider truck, too.
LOIS

nightmaremom said...

Love it!!!  LOL  great job!
d

randlprysock said...

Now that sure is an orange tractor!
Hugs,
Lisa

fasttrack58 said...

Orange tractors!! those are great choices...
Linda :)

fowfies said...

That is a great photo for your orange! Love it! That is the number one photo in my book, great pic.