Just Stuff – The Dust Bowl


I used to do whole posts showcasing photos from our visits to various antique shops. I still have a lot of unprocessed photos, but some are redundant, some are ho-hum, and some deserve a post of their own.

The latter is the basis for my decision to do a series called “Just Stuff”.

It will be a series of unrelated photos that might have, or might not have been treated with various effects and enhancements. Some are fairly straight forward. Some will take a shot at making people laugh . . . or at least smile.

Basically, they are photos that caught my eye, and I played with them to present and preserve them here. They will also be added to THIS GALLERY in SmugMug as each post is published.

The Photo In This Post
You can read about the Dust Bowl HERE.

The conditions that precipitated the Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, were the result of the confluence of WW I, the Russian revolution, and the rapid mechanization of farm equipment, among others.

Current drought information HERE.

I mention the current drought because the other condition that precipitated the events that would produce ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ and ‘Of Mice and Men’ was a persistent drought.

By the way, I could not stand either the books or the movies . . . still can’t.

I always thought people who enjoy reading those books or watching those movies had either too much drama in their lives (hence becoming addicted to it) or not enough (hence vicariously living through the tragedy of others).

Anyone with just the right amount of drama in their lives have no need to read those books or watch those movies.

The picture itself was taken at an antique shop in Montrose, and needed very little effort to have it look like it must have looked back then.

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


Note: if you are not reading this blog post at Disperser.Wordpress.com, know that it has been copied without permission, and likely is being used by someone with nefarious intention, like attracting you to a malware-infested website.  Could be they also torture small mammals.


Please, if you are considering bestowing me recognition beyond commenting below, refrain from doing so.  I will decline blogger-to-blogger awards.   I appreciate the intent behind it, but I prefer a comment thanking me for turning you away from a life of crime, religion, or making you a better person in some other way.  That would mean something to me.

If you wish to know more, please read below.

About awards: Blogger Awards
About “likes”:   Of “Likes”, Subscriptions, and Stuff

Note: to those who may click on “like”, or rate the post; if you do not hear from me, know that I am sincerely appreciative, and I thank you for noticing what I do.

. . .  my FP ward  . . . chieken shit.

About disperser

Odd guy with odd views living an odd life during odd times.
This entry was posted in Effects and Filters, Photography Stuff and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Just Stuff – The Dust Bowl

  1. sandra getgood says:

    I did read the book, as part of an American Novels course, and thought it was very well written. But not something I would ever read again. Droughts can be a very terrible thing. The picture, however, is good. I do like the pictures you take of very old vehicles, equipment, household items, toys, all the paraphernalia of the past.


  2. pendantry says:

    Sadly, the activities of homo fatuus brutus are, slowly but surely, turning our entire planet into one big dustbowl :(


  3. Great pic! Love the rust!
    I’ll check out the links!
    I met some senior adults in San Fransisco whose families came to CA during the “grapes of wrath” times…when they were just little children then…they had interesting stories to tell.
    I read The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl.
    HUGS!!! :-)


  4. AnnMarie says:

    I like the photo . . . a lot! Great color harmony, composition, texture . . . and not drama. Awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

Voice your opinion

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.