Sunday, July 5, 2009

Barren Orchard

While driving through the foothills tonight, I came across several dying orchards.
Some young trees seem to be holding on but even some of those young trees have already turned gray.

Did the orchard suffer from some sort of blight? Did the farmer fail and therefore his orchard did as well? Was this left fallow because of the draught. It is somehow sad and the scene was a bit ghostly. The road between the orchards is deserted in the evening and the only sound - the clanking of a metal gate blowing in the wind.