Saturday, November 12, 2011

metal rust patterns

metal rust patterns
on an old combine become
nature's works of art

A 1915 Red River Special combine rests in a little clearing between a cornfield and a colony of cattails overlooking Highway 34. A US flag flaps in the wind on the front of the combine, marking the antique machine as a monument to American farming. You have to stop, climb the hill and get up close to see how time and moisture have weathered all parts of the machine, especially the sheet metal. The slow decline into entropy has formed rust patterns that look like abstract works of art, all done by Nature's infinite creativity.

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