To Rise Above #14933

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The Story

A farm field of almost ready summer wheat stands mostly yellow with a slight green cast to it. Surrounded by a solid blanket of waving wheat, a single tree sits bracketed on the horizon like a sentinel. High above the wheatfield, a big summer sky drapes white clouds of cotton candy fluff spackled against the blue.

In a very short time, the sun will have ripened this late June wheatfield to full amber perfection. It will be ready, then the huge machines will come to do their harvesting work in the deep summer heat, row after row. Dozens of truckloads of harvested summer wheat kernels will go down the narrow country roads leading away from this high remote field and off to the mill.

The single tree will still have its sky-friend, but then it stands alone surrounded by a bare field of close-cut stubble. The march of agriculture begins another cycle at that point. It never really stops. Perhaps next time the tree will have a field of tall green corn for a companion.

I also created an enjoyable horizontal version of this scene called The Wheat, The Sky #14932. For a different perspective of this huge farm field as it sits in the land, have a look at Touch Me #14934.

Location: a farming landscape rural Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Image and text © Andrew Dierks

 

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