Posted on | April 21, 2014 | No Comments
Without even noticing as I drive its roads back and forth to the towns each day, the valley is starting to turn green. Sure, I’ve seen swaths of alfalfa amongst the recently tilled and planted fields, but not a consistency of that color.
I drove up the divide at sunset to see what I could make with the camera, and with that perspective I finally noticed how far along the season is. Not quite at its peak, but still quite pretty to see the hues of green stretching into the distance under the evening clouds:
I also thought about how quickly time has passed, how we’re almost finished with April. Then I realized that the day to day duties of life will continue and before we know it all but the irrigated land will ripen and turn brown again as the grasses cure.
“And I knew just as surely, just as clearly, that life is not a work of art, and that the moment could not last.” – Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It.
I guess we best enjoy this season while it lasts!
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