6x8 oil on canvas, mounted
When I arrive at this point on my almost daily bicycle journey, I see a field of yellow sorghum nearly ready for harvest. Here in the city of Albuquerque we have open spaces, some of which are part of the state park system. The crop in this field is rotated yearly and is feed only for birds migrating from the north who winter in New Mexico. We have Canada Geese, Sandhills Cranes, Snow Geese and others.
The scraggly trees are Cottonwoods, native to the bosque area of the river. The trees are old and no longer regenerate by themselves because the river is dammed and doesn't flood anymore. They are now being replanted...just stick a live twig in the sand near the river, and than twig is soon a tree.
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