Necessary Prop

47 Ford Among Trucks - Sangudo, Alberta
47 Ford Among Trucks – Sangudo, Alberta
Chevrolet - Sangudo, Alberta
Chevrolet – Sangudo, Alberta
Fargo - Sangudo, Alberta 2
Fargo – Sangudo, Alberta 2
Fargo - Sangudo, Alberta
Fargo – Sangudo, Alberta
Waiting - Looking On, Sangudo, Alberta
Waiting – Looking On, Sangudo, Alberta

MacKenzie Highway trucks recall the scheming of Mack and the boys read about in John Steinbeck’s novel, ‘Cannery Row.’ A Ford truck is borrowed from Lee Chong. With some effort one of the boys with a talent for ‘fixin’ gets the truck going and everyone departs to retrieve frogs for Doc, somewhere up the California coast. In the midst of their travels a carburetor gives out …. Within hours one of the boys with the talent for ‘fixin’ and another for theft has thieved a carburetor from another Ford. Once attached the boys continue on in their adventure heading to an ideal frog gathering spot, a pond of a congress woman and her husband, the husband protects the property as guard. Their conversation, shifts from protector and trespasser to pet owner and vet as Mack doctors the man’s dog, a sickly bitch suffering with a tick embedded in its fur. The bond of friendship grows and the man invites all in for a drink … during prohibition … the happy hour becomes a middle-of-the-night, rollicking, drunken, frog gathering party that leaves the pond owner, congress woman’s husband sleeping on his floor as Mack and the boys get back in the Ford truck and return home. A Ford truck is necessary prop within the narrative (revised after yesterday’s writing in haste …) 😉

Listening to Chris Whitley – ‘Living with the Law,’ ‘Big Sky Country,’ ‘Kick the Stones,’ ‘Make the Dirt Stick’ and ‘Poison Girl.’

Quote to Inspire – “A photograph has picked up a fact of life, and that fact will live forever.” Raghu Rai

4 Comments on “Necessary Prop

    • Hey there, Jim:

      I’m with you … the first two, with the colour and composition intrigue and hold attention; totally an interesting shot through chain link fence and working with a small depth of field got round the fence making it mostly indiscernible.

      Good on you for looking in. 😉

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