WPC: The road taken

The one good thing about driving in the Mid-West USA is that it’s never too busy to pull over and take photographs when something catches your eye. Driving along in the middle of nowhere (rural Illinois) when I come across these sad-faced old cars. What do you mean cars don’t have faces? Just look at these photographs and tell me it doesn’t have a face!)

Sad-faced car

This old scrapyard full of rusting cars was photography heaven. I’m not sure what they are – Chevrolets maybe?

“Took my Chevy to the Levy but the Levy was dry…”

I wonder how many roads these cars have taken and what stories they would tell?

This poor car is blind

I’m sure this last one comes to life on Halloween to haunt it’s previous owners….

The Road Taken

Cars and stuff

Ask me what kind of car I have…. go on. Ask me.

What kind of car do you have Alba?

It’s blue and it sparkles in the sunshine, and yes, I totally bought it for that reason. The sparkly reason. Not the blue reason.

So that’s how much I know about cars… I don’t even know my registration number!

BUT, I did admire this one, sitting in the Walmart carpark on Sunday. People of Walmart are going up in the world.

I guess it’s Henry’s car (registration) and I can see it’s a Ford but it’s a great blue colour and has lovely curves, chassis and headlights (sorry for thieving Rover) I think I would quite like a car like this one… I might even be persuaded to memorise the licence plate!

old car
It’s Henry the Ford

A wee bit rusty round the edges

I actually joined a different Zumba class a couple of weeks ago – it was a Zumba Gold class which means less jumping but it’s still a good workout and loads of fun. I think I’m probably the youngest in the class, which although is good for my ego also makes me realise how fit and fun all these older women (and one man) are! They are having a blast, whooping at all the songs, singing, dancing, living life to the full and enjoying every minute of life. I looked at them an realised that it isn’t so bad after all this getting older lark.

Confession time…. I have a big birthday coming up at the beginning of May. What??? I hear you ask! But you sound SO young! Well I know that age is only a number and as Janis Joplin said “the older the grape, the sweeter the wine.”

Like me this car has seen better days, is a bit rusty round the edges and could do with a wee bit of TLC….

Rusty car lowres

“The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes”…. Frank Lloyd Wright

Glory days

old garage lowres

Glory Days. Well they’ll pass you by.

Glory Days. In the wink of a young girl’s eye.

Glory Days. Glory days.

So many of these old cars abandoned round here. This one caught my eye sitting in front the the abandoned garage. Don’t you ever wonder about their stories? I do.