|Tobacco Farm, Danlí, Honduras, 2011|
This is what landscape is all about: the blue of the skies, the brown of the earth, the green of the vegetation. As far as tobacco goes, it is a pretty simple crop. There is nothing fancy about it, no strenuous planning of the land, rocket-science irrigation techniques, or dire straits consequences if a minimal part of the equation goes wrong. In all, it is an almost perfect indigenous plant, a testament to proper agricultural techniques and sustainability. Besides, it is also beautiful to look at, and to listen to: the broad-sun-warmed leaves gently whispering as they are cooled by valley breezes. And at an early crop period, barely a notion of the potential final product it will become.