Sunday, January 11, 2009
Strange shirtless men run amok!
For Christmas, I got a new lens and a camera "clicker" remote cable release (clicker is so much more descriptive, right?) Last night the moon was the biggest it will be in years, so I went out and froze my tookas off. A good start to experimentation, right?
This photo is of the last remaining tree on the farm just 100 feet or so from our front step. The crabby/crappy old farmer bought a huge farm with tons of trees, many of which shielded our home from wind/dust/gravel road noise. He spent a week bulldozing HUNDREDS, maybe thousands of trees into huge piles which he has been burning. As my mom says, that was the source of an extra 5 pounds of stress. It was just absolutely heart-sickening to see it happen. Now we can see the run down houses and trailers on the gravel road, hear the 4 lane highway a mile and a half away, and have all these lovely piles of brush in various stages of pointless burning. Talk about not being green. It makes me sick just to think of it, not to mention the smell of the burning wood. It's all bare now. The farmer told my dad during one of their multiple encounters and unsuccessful negotiations that he thought we would like it better this way. Not so much. Here's what it looked like before: