Saturday, March 20, 2010

Shadows of the Past

Farm worker 1

Farm worker 2

Near Borrego Springs the vineyards are gone

but these iron farm workers labor on

foreshadowning a future with too little water

and too much heat

You can find more shadows at Hey Harriet, hosted for us by Tracy in Brisbane,  Australia.

22 comments:

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Hello Martha?

These photos are so gorgeous. Arent' they amazing? Are they made of iron or wood?

Such a smarty thing honouring as icon of the past.

Happy SS dear friend. take care...

Paulie said...

What an interesting history! Beautiful remembrance!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

nice post...thanks for the visit...comeback agaain if you can....

Sylvia K said...

Great history, marvelous statues and terrific shadow shots for the day!! Hope you're having a great weekend, Martha!!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

A good wine is made from grapes that have beeb lovingly pruned and tended to. This iron guy is keeping this tradition going, the yield of the vines directly proportional to the pruning in process. Nice view!

Noelle said...

Those are very cool!

Greyscale Territory said...

Such an amazing sight! And the statues seem to make a statement that whatever the challenge, these workers weather on! The second statue in particular has marvelous detail!

Sweet Repose said...

Wonderful sculptures...I hope this is not the fate of all of California, water is such a valuable commodity out there...right now we have plenty, thank you very much to the snowfalls!

ρομπερτ said...

Timeless photography, telling a long story of patience of work and enjoying its result; what a wonderful mean to measure time as well.

Please have a nice Sunday you all.

happilyretired said...

What marvelous captures of these iron sculptures ... wonderful post ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Barb said...

I like these rusting sculptures, Martha - i have a feeling there was an old bike somewhere!

Carolyn Ford said...

Oh my gosh! As many times as I have been in the Borrego area, I have never seen these...wow! Fabulous find!

wanderlust said...

Those are so cool! Love those little winemakers, they look like they're working hard!

Rajesh said...

Great shadow shots.

Diane AZ said...

Great images and fitting title!

Vagabonde said...

I have looked at your last several posts with pleasure. You did post some great pictures of flowers and nature. I like the desert chicory – I wonder if it is the same plant which can be used to make coffee?

Dianne said...

very poignant
I keep hoping for a world that learns from the past and shows it the respect it deserves

fredamans said...

Interesting shadows!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/03/shadow-shot_21.html

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What a creative and artistic tribute to the farm workers. I love these.

Lily Hydrangea said...

these are so cool. they must be really neat to see in person.
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Carly said...

wow, looks neat!

Lindy MacDuff said...

An excellent way to preserve history.