We pass this field a few times each week on our way to Tae Kwon Do. This year it’s filled with corn. Last year it was soybeans. They had a rough year because of the drought. We kept track of their leaves throughout the summer. They were brown before the end of July.

We’ve had a lot of rain this Spring. So far, everything is growing bright and green. However, there’s a sign on the corner: “For Sale.”

It’s not surprising. If it were my land I’d consider selling, too. That part of town is growing. The potential for that space, its worth to a developer, must be so high.

We’ll be sad when it’s gone. It’s a gorgeous expanse of green that’s especially beautiful at dusk, when the sky turns an infinite number of pinks and purples.

So for now, we’ll soak it in every time we pass, and I’ll try to get a few more pics before it’s gone. Before it becomes another Walgreens or CVS. Before its natural beauty is replaced by asphalt. Before progress marches on.

Because a growing economy is a good thing, right?

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