Left Behind

On a recent walk near Mulranney in County Mayo, we came across the remains of an old tractor. There were bits of engine, a wheel axel, pieces of rubber, rusting metal and broken glass.

The tractor had probably been brought onto the bog to collect turf and had broken down. But why hadn’t it been worth taking back and repairing? I have no idea. Tractors are expensive, even old ones.

So it was left to decay and become part of the landscape. It is strange the things that people leave behind.

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14 thoughts on “Left Behind

    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      It is also strange. I wonder how long it took for the tractor to be reduced just to these rusted pieces?

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  1. Jane

    Interesting how sometimes man-made objects, once discarded, seem to decay into their surroundings and no longer seem incongruous. Black and white does it.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Lovely observation Jane. Even in colour the rich rusty browns fitted well into the peaty heather landscape!

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  2. aj vosse

    Who needs the Tate Modern when you can go for a walk in the countryside! Mother Nature knows how to reclaim.
    I’m always thinking about the archaeologists who “discover” the remains in two hundred years… what will they make of it? 😉

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