One of my favorite stops on the way up to Taos, NM is over in Embudo at Johnnie Meier's museum of old gas pumps, oil cans, and all the memorabilia that one would imagine in the good old days of Route 66 travel.
It's a hobby of his-and sometimes he sells stuff. Johnnie is friendly, warm and open to conversation.
I was up that way not too long ago and was traveling alone, so I took my sweet you know what time taking as many photos as I wanted to. What an indulgence! Being that this museum is mostly an outdoor museum, it was shadow land aplenty!
Hmmmm...that insignia on the bottom looks familiar, doesn't it?
Same pump, different angle. The hose looks somewhat like an elephant's trunk, doesn't it?
You might know that I have a fondness for weathered, aged and surfaces with a patina-particularly if they have patterns and textures. This one hits a home run with me. As did many other of the shots I took that morning.
Cue Bing Crosby singing, "Heaven, I'm in heaven..."!
My older brother, Patrick Mondoy, used to play, "Classical Gas" on his guitar and did it quite well. I recall that he was self taught which made it all the more impressive!
I might point out that that is not my brother in the video! It was just a random pick from You Tube. Video didn't exist when my brother was picking that tune, circa 1968...
"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." (Martin Luther King)
Every week, a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted! You can view all of my 2011 Shadow Shot Sunday images on my Flickr account. Click here to view them.