Plowing as Art

“Plowing as Art” © R.L. Herron

I’ve been a little lax in posting lately. After my father passed away, writing and taking pictures just didn’t seem as relevant as it once did. The urge to create is coming back, but it’s a slow process.

I came across this photograph, taken earlier this year when we were visiting my in-laws.

My father-in-law is almost 93. His tractor is older than a lot of folks I know, but he was willing to fire it up and use it to plow a small area on his farm for his daughter (my wife), so a few things like corn and squash could be planted.

Nothing spectacular, just a small garden.

Other than occasional mowing, nothing much has been done with this particular portion of the field for years. This picture was taken just as he was getting started. He seemed to thoroughly enjoy the challenge. He’s really a remarkable man.

His efforts reminded me of the irrepressible urge of humanity at all ages to create, on whatever level possible.

It got me thinking again about continuing to use my meager talents to do what I enjoy so much, creating interesting or thought-provoking images, or writing about the human condition.

I hope you don’t mind.



2 Responses to “Plowing as Art”

  1. Wigan Blue Says:

    Funnily enough, in the background I had Rod Stewart playing. "Someone Like You." That works whichever way you look at it!


    • Ron Herron Says:

      Was sitting listening to Rod Stewart’s “Someone Like You” on the radio…and thought of your post here almost three years ago. I never did thank you. I apologize for that oversight. Thanks.


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