Sunday, April 20, 2008

Spring Shots...

The first bloom from the roses that my wife's dad planted for us a few weeks back. I love roses; they smell great, look beautiful and are hard to kill, even for as inept a gardener as myself...


Your humble narrator, astride his mighty tractor, performing weed abatement in the way back. The tractor runs like a champ - once you can get it started... I figured out the electrical issues, so it turns over when I start it, but it's very reluctant to actually fire up. I'm thinking the carb keeps flooding out... another project for another day - for now, I got it going and disked/scraped the entire way back. Can't let it get out of hand, because come summer, this stuff can go up like so much tinder...

7 comments:

Christina LMT said...

Beautiful rose! Roses, cliched as it might be, have always been my favorite flower. I have managed to kill several bushes over the years...must have a black thumb!

Mushy said...

Man, they don't get more classic or American than an old Ford tractor! Nice shots.

Hammer said...

My dad has that exact same tractor.
It makes weeding look more fun.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

yea, beautiful flowers and a real cool tractor shot. One of these days I want to learn how to drive one of those things.

Julie said...

Awesome!!

phlegmfatale said...

Exquisite rose.
And you look like a badass on your tractor. Looks like ya'll are living the good life. Well done!

DirtCrashr said...

Carburetors are a bitch but maybe easier than if it had a (roasted) computer and EFI. A good cleaning of jets and maybe new o-rings or seals? With bikes it's always jets gummed-up with old fuel anyhow.