First off, Happy Cinco De Mayo, party on!
This morning it was threatening rain but I went for it and only had a few sprinkles on my head. I walked almost five miles and started noticing wheels. I decided that would be my theme for the day so here they are.
This is the antique Fire Hose Reel Cart in front of the Coupeville Fire Station.
At Sherman’s Pioneer Produce I found lots of wheels, here are just a few.
I believe this is an Allis – Chalmers tractor that obviously isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
This old wooden wagon wheel was leaning up against a shed, it has seen better days as well but makes for a nice photo.
I love the lichen growing on this wheel as well as the missing spokes.
Further out on the prairie at Sherman’s Farm I spotted this rusty mower. I like the gearing for the mower blade.
My old friend Rudy has some great antique bikes and wagons around his home. These two really caught my eye, I hope you like them.
Back in 1990’s Roger Purdue spent three years carving a wooden, whale themed, wheel that was placed at the entrance of the Coupeville Wharf. The years were not kind to the wheel or Roger as he passed away this past January. You can read about him in this article. The wheel was replaced in 2011. Roger said he is unable to carve wood anymore because of Parkinson’s disease. To lend a hand, a group of local woodworkers formed to complete the wheel. This is the new wheel and if you are ever in Coupeville you need to stop by and give it a spin as the wheel turns around. They say it’s good luck!
I hope your week ahead is a wonderful one, I’m sure mine will be wonderful 🙂