Monday, 24 February 2014

A hidden Jaguar

This is the start of a busy - and hopefully very enjoyable -  two weeks.  Work, travel and a triathlon all coming together at more or less the same time (and before people collapse in amazement, its H who is doing the triathlon, not me!)

I will attempt to reply to comments - but don't hold your breath!

I have watched this Jaguar slowly become more and more hidden in the bushes as the years have gone past.  I walk past it on the journey home.  Much as I am not real fan of petrol guzzling sport cars, the slow extinction of this big cat seems rather sad!


You can find more macro type shots at Macro Monday 2 and I Heart Macro.

Cheers.  SM

24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

have a great busy time! good luck to the triathlete!

this makes a great photo subject. :)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Fantastica car.. Nice picture. Regards.

eileeninmd said...

Enjoy your busy two weeks. It is sad to see the Jaguar in such condition..

Sylvia K said...

I, too, find it sad to see the Jaguar in such awful condition and can't help but wonder, WHY???? Good luck to your Triathlete!! Great shot as always! Enjoy your busy time!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow that cat is becoming one with the earth. Before you know it, critters will be making a home in there!

Fun60 said...

What a shame they haven't even protected it from the elements. Enjoy your two weeks. Surprised you're not supporting 'H' by running, cycling and swimming alongside him!

Montanagirl said...

Ha! Cool car in its day.

Andrea said...

I am impressed with "H" ... a tri- athlete ... you must be bursting with pride. I am not surprised, however, that you aren't running, swimming and cycling beside him ... I think enjoying it as a spectator is the wise thing to do ... unless, of course, you have the time to condition yourself for it. We can appreciate your need to focus on other things beside our comments. I am just glad you are out there having a good time and carrying your camera with you which will provide us with future great Stewart posts ... Like a Jaguar being swollowed my nature ... like you I'm not a fan of sports cars, but I don't think an expensive car like that deserves the neglect. Be well, Stewart and enjoy your busy, fun weeks.

Andrea @ From the Sol

cobie en bas van Es said...

O wat is dit nou?? dat is niet te geloven.

Carole M. said...

something like that could be sitting at Floriade entwined in ivy and neatly clipped about it's rear-view mirrors

Gordon said...

That's a bit sad Stewart, you know, and I know, there are thousands of lads/blokes over here, that would spend many a happy hour restoring that little bute.
All the best Gordon.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great shot of the old Jag. But it is sad to see it decay.
Have a fun, busy two weeks!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Looks like a neat car at one time, now just yard art for the passing photographer.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Does seem kind of sad and strange to let a nice car like this go to waste! Oh, and have fun in Arizona! Hope you are able to fit in some desert photography.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my! Triathilon now that is hard work. Have fun though. LOL

We didn't get any snow although it fell all around us and the hill behind us got some. I am glad though. MB

Small City Scenes said...

Oh I forgot to make a comment about the sad Jag. I wonder why it is just rotting away>\. MB

bettyl-NZ said...

Shots like this do make you wonder about the story behind it.

Irma said...

Beautiful picture of this old car.
Greetings Irma

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Sometimes I wish we didn't have to consider fuel consumption......I love large and powerful cars......dream on!!!

Best wishes,
Ruby

bailey-road.com said...

Neat shot. Wonder what its story is?

Laura said...

As long as it doesn't start growling at you, it is a good thing to photograph. Have fun with the triathlete. Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

amanda | wildly simple said...

It's taken on an art form. :)
Safe travels, and good luck to your tri-athlete!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Good luck to your triathlete and have a wonderfu vacation. Agree with you and all the comments about the sad fate of the once beautiful car. But it's a great photo op and if they ever move it you'll feel like you've lost a landmark!

edenhills said...

It does seem like a shame to let it just disappear. Lovely photo though.