Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wild Art...


This is a bit “off track” for me. As I was going through the countryside I was stopped at a railroad crossing. I’m in the truck watching the train cars go by; I notice nearly all of them had some manner of graffiti them. So I decided to photograph some of them. No feathers or fur here. Well, just a little bit of fur. I scared some deer out of the front yard of one of the locals shortly after I crossed the tracks.

Lights flashin' yard arm down and rumblin' wheels...
 



Around the corner and gone...













They were all fine until I stopped the truck... Sheesh...

 

 

10 comments:

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Interesting post Larry!! I've noticed the graffiti on the trains too, and some of it is so artistic and I have the thought each time I see it that it's telling some kind of a story--Or is it just me that thinks that?

Larry Ostby said...

I believe you may be right Kim. Most artists are trying to tell the viewer something.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, look at those deer! and the tagging on the railcars can get quite artistic!

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

Love the deer pic. I think the graffiti makes watching the train go by entertaining. You try to figure out what it says. Some you can read, some you can't.

grammie g said...

HI Larry..
You know it is a shame that such great talent doesn't always seem to be put to good use, but it does make for good entertainment.. : }}
We have very few running tracks left here in Maine ...nice to see then!!
To see a Buck in daylight around here would be pretty unusual...love those white flags when they take off!!

I have a funny story...I saw on the right side top of you page your list of blogs you follow...I saw Gail's blog ...hmmm I wonder who that is, so I click on it and it come to my blog...I go "what"!! Larry ....my name is Grace lol ..don't be embarrassed ...I thought it was rather amusing!!
Hey I missed your post before this, and I think that frog is hysterical ..his reflection in the water looks like a rubber frog!!
Great stuff...

GRACE ; }

Lois Evensen said...

The deer are beautiful; the graffiti not so much!

Samantha said...

Loved the series..
graffiti is going to happen, so might as well see the interest and beauty in it!

Larry Ostby said...

Hey T. thank you :)

Hookin it, thanks, I think the season is upon us for seeing more deer.

Grace Grace Grace, I'll make the change immediately, what was I thinking.

Thanks Lois, there must have been a 100+ cars, long wait, I figured why not ;)

Sam, thank you :)

Joe said...

It amazes me how really good some of the graffiti artists can be. Too bad they don't use their talent for something besides train cars.

Julie G. said...

I've seen some interesting and artistic graffiti on the trains that ramble through Chicago. It's too bad these people do not apply their talent in a more productive way. Love the beautiful deer!