Monday, June 27, 2016

McCormick Farmall 100 tractor

McCormick Farmall 100 tractor, No. 1
This McCormick Farmall 100 tractor is from 1954, or 1955, or 1956 - the three years that this model was made.  The stereograms are 3d relaxed views.

McCormick Farmall 100 tractor, No.2

McCormick Farmall 100 tractor, No.3

McCormick Farmall 100 tractor, No.4
The tractor still runs, but it is not used.  If there is a "rat rod" category for tractors, this red tractor would surely belong.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Waves breaking onshore

Minerals leaching out of cement
Those could be waves breaking as they come ashore, as seen from high up in an airplane.  But it really is just minerals leaching out of cement.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Fire rainbow

Solar circumhorizontal arc, No. 1
 It is neither a rainbow, nor smoke from a fire, but it looks like both.  This is a solar circumhorizontal arc, out in the 46 degree area.  It was so dramatic, and somewhat rare, that I had to pull over to take some photographs.

Solar circumhorizontal arc, No.2
This is a more encompassing view of the arc, showing the sun and the "rainbow" below the solar disc.  As one reader comments, there are some additional rainbow effects to the left and right and near the solar disc.  Another reader comments that those could be cloud iridescence.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Chevrolet Chevy Van

Chevrolet van for sale

A Chevrolet Chevy Van, possibly a 1964 vintage, for sale.  Put some air in the right rear and you have perfectly good "rat rod".

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Chevrolet 1953

Chevrolet 195x

This "rat rod" is probably a Chevrolet Bel Air from 1953.  Maybe.  It is hard to tell because most of the identifying chrome work has been removed.  The hubcaps are painted red / black on the front, and, white / black on the rear.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Reflecting on lines

Lines reflected

Parking lot lines, reflected in the chrome bumper, are not where they are.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Deep maroon hollyhock

Deep maroon hollyhock
The deep maroon flowers of this Alcea rosea var. nigra (a.k.a. "Black Watchman" or "The Watchman" or "The Night Watchman" hollyhock) are spectacular!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A pile of ferns

A "pile" of ferns

This clump of ferns is a pile of bright green against the brown leaf litter of the forest floor.