Things of the Past #agriculture #dpchallenge #drought


oiled plows

turned the ground

anticipating harvest

 Once full of life

wheat fields clapped their hands

cattle gossiped in the stalls

tractors slowed traffic

we rose before the sun

greeting the day’s challenge

rusty hinges no longer squeak

children no longer milk cows

our food is imported


The prompt for the daily post photo challenge is Relic.


I used to look upon rusty, dilapidated farms as romantic. I anticipated the change of new metal barns and air-conditioned John Deere tractors. While I lived in the agricultural center of California, I never anticipated the return of the land to desert where nothing  grows and a lye/ salt makes it impossible to grow anything but sage brush.  There is an abundance of uncultivated sagebrush land. The United States has been reliant for up to 90 percent  produce (from California) including cotton, citrus, dairy, fruit, vegetables, nuts, grapes…). The land (even with water) cannot be cultivated in a season (or a year.)

Have you noticed where your produce is coming from???

I have no qualms about buying produce from other countries except for the lack of FDA regulation on amount and type of pesticides being utilized.

Please enjoy the Relics produced by others:

photo-challenge-abandoned #haiku #photography #agriculture

busy yesterdays

windmills talking to the sky

today – silent hinges

fallfarms hinge013

Today’s prompt for the photo challenge is Abandoned. I think there is beauty and sadness in the abandoned barns in the Central Valley.

Discover beauty and mystery in these works of photography:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Journeyman
  2. Weekly. Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Journeyman
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Stephen Chapman
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Ese’ s Voice
  5. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned
  6. Photo Friday: Rhyolite Ghost Town (Nevada) | JGTravels
  7. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned Haveli
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge – Abondoned | Chittle Chattle
  9. New York Abandoned (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  10. Beaumont-le-Roger | Empire of Lights
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | roastbeefandrakija
  12. Abandoned beauty | Crap I Blog About
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned. | The Ambitious Drifter
  14. Photoworld 28-2-14 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Paths Unwritten
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge – Abandoned | Just Snaps
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge : Abandoned | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  19. Abandoned | Hope* the happy hugger
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Pa-BLAM!
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Denied Access | Under the Monkey Tree
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | This, that and the other thing
  23. Staying with the Tour Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  24. The Friday photo challenges |
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | castelsarrasin
  26. The abandoned corners of my heart. | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Rooktopia
  28. Offspring of the Abandoned Ones (We Like`em Wild) | janna hill
  29. Spying the ruins | Shayan Lens
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  31. Breakaer | Monochrome
  33. Weekly Writing Challenge – Abandoned – Boy racer got old |
  34. A Specious Blossom | U Be Cute – Follow the child inside of you…
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge – Abandonded « LargeSelf
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Wandering Iris
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | MK photographs
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge -Abandoned | Sonya Lira Photography
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Lucid Gypsy
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge – Abandoned | Perceptive Pot Clueless Kettle
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | A mom’s blog
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Travel. Garden. Eat.
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Northwest Frame of Mind
  45. WPC: Abandoned |
  46. If Video Killed The Radio Star Then Who Killed The Television Star? | Steve Says…
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned (I) | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Lost in Translation
  49. abandoned or re-visioned? | sarahscapes
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | My Father’s Garden
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  52. Abandoned: Old Sneakers | Musings of a Soul Eclectic
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge | Abandoned playground & BIG!!! announcement 😉 | IvyMosquito
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | marthalisek
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge – Abandoned | Lins Doodles
  56. Abandoned « Jag gör världen vackrare
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | What Is It?!?
  58. Forsaken & Forgotten……. | The Urge To Wander
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | بيسان
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | one hundred thousand beats per day
  61. WPC: Abandoned | Nature on the Edge
  62. ABANDONED | Francine In Retirement
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge | Abandoned Mine | PonderTheIrrelevant
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Alice through the Macro Lens
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | paintedwords
  66. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Abandoned… | Lakshmi Loves To Shop
  67. weekly photo challenge: abandoned « wise monkeys abroad

Looking Up #photography

Cali Farming
bw reach
Air Force Memorial

bw vine

Thanks to Sonel Corner for the Black and White “Upward” photo challenge.

Photography: Windmill, Reach, Vine, View from a ball © images by L. Moon 2013

Would love to know which is your favorite shot!

Beauty so near ( a poem)

I look outside

on a clear blue day

and the farmlands

spread every which way


I look farther still

and there you see

the brown outlined

hills stand before me


But the most majestic

on a cold brisk day

the Sierras clad in glory

take my breath away


Picture taken by my camera phone. Imagine what my Nikon could do!

What’s in the view from your window? Go to Moon Boat Cafe and share your view


Looking ahead, without looking back (too often)


Thanks for following a cowgirl on her crazy life journey.

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