Tuesday, December 25, 2007

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " W "



Here we are again arriving at ABC Wednesday. Today's letter is " W ". WAGON WHEEL.
This shot is from my archives but its perfect for the letter of the week.
Thanks for stopping by.
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24 comments:

Olivier said...

bravo pour ce 'Double W' pour la lettre de l'ABC wednesday, très bon choix
Bravo for 'Double W' for the letter of the ABC wednesday, very good choice

MedaM said...

That is beautiful photo of an old wheel.

Hilary said...

W-W-W-Wonderful!

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photograph. The iron part of that wheel was originally put on the wooden part by a blacksmith. It is fascinating to see them do it; and it wasn't something done in a minute or two. They had to make a new piece of metal for the wheel and that took a lot of heating and pounding and then they have to make it round and "weld" the two sides together and it had to be a little smaller than the actual wooden part; and they would heat it until it was then red hot and put it on the wood and it would catch the wood on fire and he would quickly hammer the rim on and douse it with a pail of water. The sudden dousing with water put out the fire and shrunk the iron wheel part so it fit very tight on the wooden part of the wheel.

So the photograph of the old wooden wheel is nice enough but the rest of the story is lost in history unless some old guy comes along, like me, who has seen it done, and tells you about it.

The the photo has a different meaning to all who will see it.

Ackworth Born said...

I lovely old photo - very welcoming

Kerri said...

Oh I like this shot!! I bet it would look good in B&W too!!

Zsolt said...

I like ancient stuff like this. It has special mood.

mrsnesbitt said...

Well well well! We'll have to see if anybody else has a similar idea! LOL!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i love old wagons.

Neva said...

Wagon Wheel.....it is very creative for "W"!! Thanks for stopping by and sharing...hope your Christmas was great!

Beverly said...

wonderful photo, and I love Oldmanlincoln's comment with the history.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Fantastic shot. The green grass is a perfect foreground.

Have a Happy ABC Wednesday and a Wonderful New Year.

NYCindividual said...

Great photo!

imac said...

Ah waggons roll.
great ABC.

kml said...

I love those old wooden wheels! Great shot!

sheoflittlebrain said...

I'm reading A.B. Guthrie's The Way West and the pioneers are getting the wagons ready to roll. so it's a double treat to see your photo.
Great comment from Old Man Lincoln to go with it too")

joan said...

Great shot! Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

dot said...

I like your wagon wheel. Nice picture!

ruth said...

I've always loved these old wheels and also always wonder how they carry such heavy loads.

lv2scpbk said...

Nice "W" photo.

CG said...

a very good w indeed

Lynette said...

I've got a thing for wagon wheels. Thanks!

bonnie said...

So much green. How nice to see it at this time of year.

John Roberts said...

I really like this one! Another good B&W or sepia candidate.