What on Earth?
After an unusually long post on Saturday. I decided to let you guys off easy today. Also, I wanted to participate in Cee’s Current Challenge Series – Fun with Earth’s Elements which this week is focused on “Earth.” Before we get to some recent photos and some from the past, I want to thank everyone for the encouraging comments regarding my writing project. Ok, let’s see some dirt.
The first group of photos in the gallery are from two construction projects a couple miles from our house. One is a 2.2 million cubic feet (62,297 cubic meter) Amazon warehouse, excuse me, “fulfillment center.” The other, directly across from the warehouse is a construction site where more warehouses are to be built later this year. Farther down in the gallery are pictures of the shade tobacco fields and barns that used to be there. Of course, there’s a flag photo and a bunny.
Amazon’s new fulfillment center.
Amazon will open this center later this year.
The fields. have been cleared for foundations of several buildings.
Some of the dirt piles are quite large.
the largest pile of dirt that has been removed for foundation work.
As much as I like cranes. It’s still kind of disturbing that almost a dozen tobacco barns were destroyed to build this.
One of the nearby tobacco farms is tearing down a lot of their barns. They are too expensive to maintain. That was a door.
One of the nearby tobacco farms is tearing down a lot of their barns. They are too expensive to maintain.
This might just be my favorite picture of all the ones I’ve taken of the shade tobacco fields in Windsor, CT.
Shade tobacco field has been harvested and shade cloth is mostly down. End pieces will be rolled up soon
Thousands of rows of tobacco plants. Planted in a single day.
It’s almost July and they are still planting tobacco. It’s simply been too wet. At this rate, they’ll be harvesting in October.
I drive by several shade tobacco fields on my way to and from work. I’m not an advocate of smoking, but these folks work very hard to make a living from the ground and it’s often fascinating to watch them work.
Red sky at morning sailors take warning? What about farmers?
I think he/she is eating my tulips (or whatever it is I planted there).
Maddie and I walked early on Sunday to beat the rain.
Some local earth. I planted four Burning Bush plants this weekend.