Winter light is a lot different than Summer light when you get a ways away from the equator as Minnesota is situated. It’s not so intense and straight on as summer light and can take on a nice muted sun look.
As I drive on my jaunts out in the country, I pass many farms with groves. A lot of them have a treasure or two held within their confines. Usually machinery or old vehicles.
I wonder if when they were parked the intent was a permanent resting spot for the vehicle, or if there was a a thought to fixing it at a later date and then as time went by that idea faded as the vehicles did.