Monday, March 1, 2010

Red Tractor

Red Tractor, originally uploaded by mhall209.

I caught this tractor out of the corner of my eye on my to to work this morning. It was still too dark to get a shot so I made a mental note to see if it was still there on the way home. Sure enough, there it was in the middle of what I remember as a strawberry firld. It obviously isn't going to be strawberries this year.

The yellow flowers are mustard. Mustard is commonly grown in the area in the springtime as a cover crop. It grows quickly, and then is plowed under to act as a fertilizer. This little old tractor that seems to be about to be overtaken by the mustard will soon come to life and turn all these beautiful yellow flowers into the soil to become worm food.

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