I have wanted to photograph the alfalfa field down the road from the house and the corn fields, as well. So last night just before sunset, I went for a walk down the country road.
Several years ago a Denver suburb come north to purchase farms so that the municipality would have the water rights to farm water. The plan was to pipe the water south. With the water sold off of the farms, the farms became pretty much worthless. This farm down the road is one such farm. However, to build a pipeline to move water nearly 70 miles south was cost prohibitive. So now these old farm houses are rentals.
Cities don't make the best landlords, so the houses and yards fall into disrepair as renters come and go. Previous tenants here were taking some care of the yard, but they moved and the yard grew to weeds.
Each morning as I drive to work I drive past this old farm, hoping that someone will move in, cut the weeks, water the lawn, and make it a home again.
Wild roadside sunflowers.
The alfalfa has been cut and it will soon be baled.
While the old farm house is neglected, the farmland around it, part of the original farm, is planted mostly to corn that will be cut for either cattle feed or ethanol.
While there is an old farm house south of the Garden Spot, right across from us is small subdivision. The corn rows are so perfectly straight. . .
. . . despite this curve at the end of the field.
Corn tassels waving in the late sunset. Soon the corn will be harvested.
So now I know where my little yellow gold finches are during the summer.
We have some really beautiful sunsets over the Rocky Mountains.
Hazy mountains as the sun sets just to the north of the lens.
And another sunset over the Garden Spot, inspiration reminding us to give thanks for our abundant blessings and a truly wonderful life.
Have a great week end, everyone.