Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Farm Today, Houses Tomorrow

Cornfields give way to new driveways

On Sunday we went to photograph from a cornfield on a hill that overlooks a large farm. Peter has photographed here a number of times and it is an area that we visit frequently. The painting, Passing Storm is based on this location. Today, we couldn't find it and we realized we drove right by it because the corn fields had been turned over, driveways laid in and three new houses stood where the field once was. We both felt the loss. I have mixed feelings. Someone is getting a new home, a builder and his crew are working, but this beautiful land in Orange County, NY is disappearing all too quickly.

Peter's painting, "Passing Storm" with corn stalks

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