Credit Where It Is Due

Credit Where It is Due

I like to make photographs, and I enjoy being praised for what I have done. But God teaches a different attitude, one of thankfulness and humility. He pointed that out to me recently. I DO NOT MAKE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ALONE. I didn't create the light, or the technology which makes photography possible. I didn't buy my camera, it was a gift from my husband. I didn't give myself the ability to see through the camera in order to make an image which others find pleasing. It is right to use what I have been given to the best of my ability, but it is wrong to take credit for what I have not done. God made the light, the elements which are used to manufacture the camera, and the world from which these images come. He has given me gifts: people to teach me, eyes to see with, and a brain to process information. I am thankful for these gifts. He deserves all the praise, not I.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Colorful Caboose



This caboose isn't going anywhere. It is an exhibit at a local museum, and the tracks under it are not much longer than the car!

I took these shots early this month. Most of the snow is gone now; if you look closely you will see that it was raining when these were made, and we have had a lot of rain since.
In this last picture, you can see the stove pipe. The stove burned wood to keep the men inside warm in winter.


Cabooses are no longer used. I think trains without them are severely lacking in character, but no one asked my opinion!
This is my post for Mellow Yellow Monday, Ruby Tuesday, and Watery Wednesday, and Color Carnival. Click the links to see more wonderful pictures!

34 comments:

Bill S. said...

Oh, how fun trains can be. I have two grandsons that have learned to love them also.

Greyscale Territory said...

This old caboose has so much bright character! At least it has been preserved!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful, excellent color combination.

Martha in PA said...

That's a beautiful train!

My MYM

Paulie said...

Nice shots and I did not know that cabooses were retired now. That's sad.

~Cheryl said...

I agree ... a train really should have a caboose! This one is a beauty!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Very interesting pictures, Dimple. Beautiful and bright touches in this mostly monochromatic season! And you scored a homerun or something touching so many memes with this post. Yay for you!

fickleinpink said...

looks like a fun ride, in its prime!
pretty, too!

have a great day!
Come and visit me sometime!


xoxo,
fickleinpink, the dark side

Rita said...

I have never seen a yellow caboose. Here they are always red.

Great entry for MYM.

Coffeedoff said...

Great yellow photo!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Oh, how fun! give me a caboose any day!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Dear yellow caboose,
do you miss your rolling days
now that you’re retired?

Visit the yellow-jacketed dog man!

lakeviewer said...

I still see them here and there. It will be hard giving up all those memories.

lakeviewer said...

p.s. I just discovered your Astronomy Picture of the Day link. Great resources.

Stephanie V said...

No one ever does ask our opinion about cancelling things, do they? I love the brightness of this caboose. Somehow, I always thought they were red.

Terry said...

dear dimple...i feel the same way about it. why they ever got rid of the caboose is far beyond me..to me, it was as if they cut up a big chunk of character from the train.
when the goldens were little kids, we used to wait for the end of the train and then wave with all our might at the men that were always in those cabooses and the guys ALWAYS waved back..oh what a loss!....love terry

storyteller said...

I love your yellow caboose with red accents and admire your multi-tasking! Well done ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
Small Reflections

chubskulit said...

Vibrant yellow!

Birthday Cake for mellow yellow monday!

Maggie May said...

My grandsons would love this caboose. if you hadn't put in a photo I wouldn't have known what it was.

Many thanks for the Bible verses. They happen to be among my favourites.

Nuts in May

Marice said...

cute caboose :)

u may view mine here

Viola said...

Interesting to see. And you have a lovely photo of the water beneath! Thanks for your comments! :)

Chie Wilks said...

wow..lovely shots...i like the colors they used for painting that caboose

mine's here

Hootin' Anni said...

...but I 2nd your opinion of the lack of cabooses.

My Ruby Tuesday is HERE. Do come join me if you can find time today.

shopannies said...

love the little cabose I used to always love to see the cabose at the end train when I was a kid

Joops said...

Nice touch of red.

Art Explorations of my kids is my entry!

Carolyn Ford said...

What a cute caboose...I do miss seeing them on trains these days! Great captures!

nice A said...

Thanks for sharing these nice photos. Haven't seen such.

Carletta said...

Great shots!
The red and yellow sure worked for the memes didn't it. :)
There is one almost like this displayed locally at a children's playground but it's fenced in.
In my hometown I gentleman bought one for his backyard. Guess he had some money he needed to get rid of. LOL!

eileeninmd said...

Great shot, love the caboose!

RuneE said...

Sadly, modern railway equipment has lost much of the personality of old. This one would enliven any stretch of railway.

Q said...

Very fun photographs, so bright and cherrful!
I love the old trains.
Maybe one of these days I will take a train trip.
Sherry

NitWit1 said...

I see lots of cabooses as museums and other points of interest now. But this certainly colorful, unlike many I have seen

noel said...

i've never seen a more colorful caboose, cool pic

Stine in Ontario said...

I really like this caboose. It's such a cheerful sight!