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Friday, August 19, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #170: Kylie in the Loader

Part of our family business includes a sand and gravel pit. 

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

In the sand and gravel pit, there are pieces of heavy equipment, and a wash plant.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

The wash plant takes the raw material, called pit run, and sorts it into different sizes of sand and gravel with the help of a lot of water.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Part of our family includes a beautiful and smart granddaughter, who came to work with us for the summer.  Her name is Kylie.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

This was Kylie's second day of running the loader.  She has a knack for it.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Herb is a great teacher.  He is the one in the yellow loader.

These photos were taken my sweetie, Cary.  Great job!  They hold some subtle shadows,  so I am using them as this week's Shadow Shot Sunday post.  

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Arkansas Patti said...

Now that is impressive. Having that skill on her resume will make future employers sit up and take notice. That will make her stand out in the crowd of people after the same job.Of course being cute and talented will also go a long way but frontend loader proficient??--awesome.

forgetmenot said...

What a big machine--I'm impressed that she is not intimidated by it. Looks like hard and "dusty" work. She will have a "diverse" resume. Have a great weekend. Mickie ;)

Mama Zen said...

That is so cool!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrave gal. I would be scared [you know what] behind the wheel of THAT!!

Honestly? I didn't realize that it all had to be washed!! Learn something every day.

Have a great weekend.
My day's entry for Saturday is: HOME SWEET HOME

Ms. Becky said...

I'm amazed at how she handled that ginormous piece of machinery. lucky you to have such a bold and fearless granddaughter! happy SSS to you Kathy. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Tell Kylie I am totally impressed by how quickly she learned to handle the loader as an expert!


If I had a shadow as big as the sky,
I never would fear, and I’ll tell you why:

My shadow would save me from dragons and things
That fly in the night with terrible wings;

My shadow would keep me away from the beast
That sniffs in the west and sniffs in the east

Hungry for children who play all alone,
Hoping to feast upon blood, upon bone;

My shadow would be my protector and knight
To keep fear at bay, to banish all fright.

I’m so glad my shadow is always nearby,
Though it’s not nearly as big as the sky!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows in hoofprints and stone

chubskulit said...

It must be so nice to have a business such as yours. Even the younger generation ca enjoy the trade.

My share of shadow, please come and see.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Incredible series of photos of those big machines in action! And what a granddaughter to tackle those chunks of metal!

Retired English Teacher said...

I think granddaughter will impress the guys for a lot of reasons. How fun this was to read. The photos are really impressive also.

Sylvia K said...

Impressive indeed! And, yes, a terrific series of those huge machines! Hooray for your granddaughter! That's terrific! Have a great Sunday, Kathy!!


Anonymous said...

Great photos.
You definitely have to have a knack for it!
You have a very talented grandson also. It was fun to look a all the very impressive photos.

Jeanette said...

You have an awesome grand-daughter there, not intimidated by any 'ol piece of heavy equipment. It is nice too that she is helping in the family business. I am sure you are very proud of her.
Nice pictures too!

RNSANE said...

How nice to get everyone involved in the family business. Maybe this pretty young lady will go on to be a civil engineer or something like that!

Droplets, whether coffee or rain, are fascinating. Your photography is always so excellent.

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Hope you have a really wonderful week ahead!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent photos.


Southwest Arkie said...

Talented and brave- I would never be able to drive one-nice photos!

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