turned the ground
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
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.
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today – silent hinges
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:
Air Force Memorial
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!
Harvest in photographs -one of the many signs of fall.
Harvest Photography Series – copyright L. Moon
I Saw Sunday Posts.
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