Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Urban Farming


On the south side of Phoenix you can find farm lands growing many different crops.  That's where I found this tractor working in the shadow of the downtown skyline.  I think it makes an interesting juxtaposition; rural vs. urban.

12 comments:

JM said...

What a great contrast!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This is one of the best contrasts I've seen Sharon, love the lush green and vibrant red with the hazy skyline in the background.

Thérèse said...

Just hoping that this field will stay for ever where it sits...

Kathy said...

When I first moved to Phoenix there was a huge cornfield at 35th Avenue and I think it was Bethanyy Home Road that just stretched for miles!

Lowell said...

Terrific shot. Wonder where they get the water needed. Looks a little smoggy in the Valley of the Sun! :-)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a great photo. The contrast of the green field and the downtown skyline makes on overlook for a moment the sea of red roofs from subdivisions crowding the farmland.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I have found that showing the contrast increases the power of the photo. Great work friend! Peace, Mary helen Fernandez Stewart

Memphis MOJO said...

Excellent image.

Judy said...

This made an interesting photo. Makes a person stop and think.

Pat said...

From urban to suburban to rural. Great shot. Lowell asked where the water comes from. In Phoenix, the Salt River Project gets us water from the mountains to the northeast of us and we, also get water from the Colorado River. I think most farmers water goes thru the Grand Canyon and to their fields.

Randy said...

I am surprised they are still there.

Jack said...

I have been surprised by how many times I have seen this phenomenon around Hartford and other cities. It illustrates how randomly cities develop, I guess. Nice photo.