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Mystery photo #10

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Mystery photo #10

Mystery photo #9… revealed!

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Well I’ve never given the answer to a mystery photo before, but with this one I couldn’t resist, because the whole set of photos is neat and I wanted to share.

Our neighbors-in-the-mountains are having an artesian well drilled. By which I mean, they finally found a company that would agree to do the drilling. Evidently it’s difficult to find willing drillers around there, as the water pressure down deep is so high that the risk to the equipment is usually considered to be too great.

Last time we were there, we noticed that the equipment had finally been brought in to do the job. It’s mighty impressive.

drill rig 1

Looks like it’s anchored attached to a large tree. Hold firm, tree!
drill rig 2

Gauges and levers and tubes. Oh my!
drill rig panel

drill rig controls

Reminds me of Rube Goldberg.
drill rig is neat

drill rig is really neat

I would like to drive it.
I would like to drive it

Or maybe just sit up in there and play like I’m driving.
or maybe just sit up in there and play like I’m driving

I did not just say steampunk.
so neat

I love the juxtaposition of the industrial and the natural.


mystery photo number 9
So! The mystery item is a drill bit! For well drilling. Gnarly things, aren’t they?

drill bits

Tall tall.
tall tower

The drilly spot.
drilly spot

So there you have it! A drill bit for well drilling.

Also of interest: there’s a story about a similar drilling effort in a nearby town that went all out of control. Now, instead of having a new well there, they have a new lake. Yikes! My fingers are very crossed!

Mystery photo #9a

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Here is the same item, but with a good bit more showing. In other words, a hint for you! Even seeing the whole thing in context, I was mystified — what the dang is that thing? — until I learned what it is and then it made total sense.


Mystery photo #9

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

If you guess what this is, you get extra super bonus styly points!


Mystery photo #8

Sunday, May 27th, 2007