29 June 2012
Weathered Wagon, Missoula, Montana
I got to tromp around the ranch of my husband’s long-time friends until rain suggested I shelter my camera. Old things that were essentially useful, like this weathered wagon, always draw my eye - not only for the visual contrast of materials, but also because I wondering at the inherent history. My mum had great stories from growing up in a farming community. If between several neighbors you had all the equipment needed to take in the harvest efficiently, you met at each farm in turn, got the job done together, then moved on to another farm the next day. It’s good to remember how we need each other, and good to notice the people God puts in our lives.