52 Weeks Of Donna's Life

Donna's Photo Challenge

40. Rusty


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Front view of the landfill Caterpillar

Last Saturday, I took some things to the e-scrap collection at the Lena Road Landfill in Manatee County, FL.  Beside the road leading to the unloading area, I spied this monument commemorating days gone by.  There sat the very rusty Caterpillar “pulling” its serrated disks that once were used to break up — or break down — materials dumped in the landfill from garbage collections.

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Beyond and around this machine one can see hills created by heaping that garbage, breaking it down and continually shaping it into the hill-like structures seen in these pictures.  Of course, this machine preceded the huge crusher machines of today.  It has been several years since this rather small Caterpillar workhorse-on-tracks was driven over those heaps of waste.  It appears to have been worked long hours in all kinds of weather and now shows its age with 50 shades of rust in its worthy retirement.



Author: donnagf1

An enthusiastic amateur photographer, I enjoy picturing the events, people, animals and things in my life. And so joining in the "52 Week Challenge" of interpreting life through a lens sounds as if it will be a lot of fun -- presenting my view through the lens and seeing how others in our photography group interpret their views concerning a given subject.

12 thoughts on “40. Rusty

  1. Great photos…very rusty!

  2. Great finds and good examples of rusty for sure!

  3. Very good. Excellent find.

  4. Nice catch, I probably would have driven right past it.

  5. Thank you, Sue — it was a happy happenstance! !

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