A friend told me about this farmer’s barnyard out on the back roads and took me there to see the overgrown hillside dotted with old cars and farm machinery mixed in with some large trees and high scrub. There was an old barn and other outbuildings at the top. We got the okay to go in from a family member that lived across the road, and found many cool vehicular relics to photograph including these two old timers sitting together on the other side of the barn.
It’s an early fifties Ford pickup and a 1964 Chevy that have seen their better days, and the truck is going to melt right into the ground right where it sits. The A arms on the front end have collapsed to leave the frame sitting right on the ground, and the vines have worked their way over the top and probably cover most of it in high summer. Paint? Who knows what color it was originally, but likely it wasn’t moldy green and rust. Maybe it was blue or the light red? Yah, it was pretty far gone and in rough shape like all the cars and trucks sitting around there reverting back to whence they came.
If you look closely at the side of the truck dead center in the image, you’ll see that years ago someone took the time to put a small Mack bulldog emblem onto it and that’s how the title Wishful Thinking came about! The truck fades; the playful dream remains.
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