Two scans from today. These are the same picture, of course. Well, two pictures taken from the same standpoint with the same framing of the same place, a hayfield in a shallow vale. If you photograph in the Great Midwest you soon learn not to demand that your landscapes be heroic. There are no towering mountains, giant waterfalls, or sweeping vistas. The landscape is much quieter, more gentle, and you have to learn to be content with that. Part of its beauty can be found in the clear air and the sweep of the clouds over the land, and the way the light and shadows bring a change of scene. The light makes all the difference. I don't think these two pictures were taken more than five minutes apart.
There is tract housing in this place now.